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The Grange Open House!

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

The house and theatre will be open for viewing from 14.00 on Friday 20th. The Grange Festival volunteers and The Grange Estate will be stationed around the house, the stage, and the theatre with interesting notes about the history of the house. There will also be a short-history booklet of the building to take away. 

The Grange is a Scheduled Monument with Grade 1 listing. The original red brick house was built in the mid-1660s to a design by William Samwell. In c.1809 William Wilkins re-cased the building in the form of a Doric Temple. Extensions to The Grange were designed by Robert Smirke in 1817, C.R. Cockerell in 1852. C.R Cockerel’s Conservatory has had many conversions including a ballroom, picture gallery and most recently an opera house for The Grange Festival. The basement of the Grange acts as dressing rooms for the opera season and the ground floor rooms turn into a restaurant during the festival. The site is open year-round to view the house from the outside and the open day is the only opportunity for the public to see inside.

To book one of the two guided tours taking place on Friday please see the separate entry. The tours must be booked in advance but you are free to roam at your leisure outside of these tours.

●  Friday 20 September: 1400-1800

No booking required for open day visit. Box office opens 7th August for the tours.

Under 15s must be accompanied by adults. Please note the site is not wheelchair or pushchair friendly nor it is easy for people with restricted mobility as the ground is uneven and there are many drops. .

Allow up to 1 hour for your visit.

English Heritage brown signs from the A31 roundabout near Alresford to the site. AA yellow signs from the A303 from Winchester and the M3

Earlier Event: September 20
Performance of Tudor Music
Later Event: September 21
Hampshire’s Watercress