The Timber Townhouse hiding a Serene Garden: Sackville House Open Days

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September 2024, 10am to 4pm

Entry is free, pre-booking preferred via Eventbrite

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Join us for free public open days in East Grinstead. We are opening Sackville House in association with Heritage Open Days for the first time in two years. Come along and learn more about this fascinating building and its most recent restoration made possible by a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Built about 1520, this is a substantial timber-framed house with rooms of wood and lime plaster and the patina of centuries past. When you enter the yard you escape the bustle of modern day East Grinstead and find yourself in a large, peaceful garden. It was rescued in 1919 and was bequeathed to us in 1995, so that everyone could enjoy it.

Free Admission and information on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available. Dogs are welcome in the garden only. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the garden if the weather is dry. 

Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.



Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925.

There is no parking at this Landmark. Visitors may drop any guests with limited mobility at the main house and then return your car to a local car park.

Donating to Landmark

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you. Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy. Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history first-hand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.