Still maintained in the style of Edward and Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra), all the main ground floor rooms used by The Royal Family, full of their treasured ornaments, portraits and furniture, are open to the public.
The Ballroom of the house displays a different exhibition each year, each time showing part of the collections in the private rooms of the house not normally accessible to visitors. More family possessions are displayed in the Museum housed in the old stables and coach houses including vehicles ranging in date from the first car owned by a British monarch, a 1900 Daimler, to a half-scale Aston Martin used by Princes William and Harry. A display tells the mysterious tale of the Sandringham Company who fought and died at Gallipolli in 1915, whilst a photographic exhibition shows the history of Sandringham House from 1870 to the present day, and there is also a fascinating collection of gifts given to Her Majesty The Queen by people from all over the world.
The sixty-acre gardens include the formal North Garden, the Stream Walk and Queen Alexandra’s Summerhouse, perched above the lake. The formal planting of the Edwardian age has given way to great sweeping glades, bordered by splendid specimen trees and shrubs, to create an informal garden full of colour and interest throughout the year. A free shuttle from within the entrance will carry passengers less able to walk through the gardens to the house and back. Guided garden tours take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Sandringham Church is also well worth a visit, and there are six hundred acres of the Country Park open to all, with tractor tours running daily. There are restaurants, a gift shop and a plant centre, all at the Visitor Centre, close to the coach and car parks. Sandringham’s welcoming country house atmosphere is commented on by almost every visitor, and the most common complaint is that people have not allowed enough time to see everything there is - at least 3 hours is necessary, and there is enough to fill a full day’s visit.
House, Museum & Gardens, Adult Â£12.00, Child Â£6.00, Conc. Â£10.00. Museum & Gardens, Adult Â£8.00, Child Â£4.00, Conc. Â£7.00.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||30 Mar-late Aug & early Aug-3 Nov.|
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King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
Map reference: TF 696283 Lat: 52.82553 Long: 0.51576
From the B1440: Follow brown signs from A148 or A149.
By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 8 miles to Sandringham. Bus no. 41 from King's Lynn or Hunstanton.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 8 miles (12.9 kms) from King's Lynn station
No photography in house. Plant Sales Plant Centre. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Visitor Centre only. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Private evening tours. Parking: Ample. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.
Self-assessed accessibility details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has a ramp
- Steps to the main entrance
- 5Number of steps to entrance
- Handrail by steps
- Ramp to entrance
- Handrail by ramp
- Entrance is well lit
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- To the gift shop
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Contrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
- Baby changing facilities
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Low sodium
- Seating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
- High chairs for children
- Children's menu
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Clear signage
- Effective lighting for visually impaired visitors
- Wheelchairs provided
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
- Audible alarm system
Visitors should be aware there are long distances involved. Shuttle service available (FOC).