Public Events Diary

Due to the dynamic nature of event organising at Poltimore House please check for updates and additional events.

Admission Fees (unless otherwise stated) 

Admission Prices
  Adults Child U16 Friends
Standard Admission
Grounds only £1.50 FREE FREE
House and Grounds £3.00 FREE FREE

Allocated Blue Badge Parking to the front of the house

Wheelchair access to the house and cafe. Grounds access dependent on the weather

Adapted toilet to rear of cafe with wheelchair access

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 Events and Open Days

We are unable to open on a regular basis so ALL our Public Open Days/Events are listed below.

Please contact us on if you would like to make a special arrangement.

Events for 2019



Christmas Fair

Sunday 17th November

Treat yourself to the festive atmosphere as Poltimore House dresses up ready for the festive season. Browse the many stalls with a range of lovely gifts to buy for family and friends, some at pocket money prices and some high end quality gifts.

Christmas music will be playing to help you get in the mood. Take a break in your shopping for a light lunch or maybe some mulled wine and a mince pie.

For more details on the stallholders click here

Opening times: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Entrance: £2, FOPH free

Events for 2020 (for a full list click the tab at the top of the page to go to the new events page)

Astronomy Adventures with Dartmoor Skies

Picture of the night sky by Greg Rakozy

Picture of the night sky by Greg Rakozy

Saturday 7th March

Pop-up show and talk followed by stargazing


Dartmoor Skies’ pop-up spaceship theatre travels through space and time, and even into the realms of mythology. Join them and journey through the Solar System. Discover some of the amazing features of our galactic doorstep, and learn more about our exploration of space.


After your spaceship adventure, Dartmoor Skies will pitch their telescopes in the grounds of Poltimore House so you can enjoy spectacular views of stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies. Ask them all the questions about space that you’ve been longing to know the answer to. Whether you’ve had a passion for astronomy all your life or are exploring the cosmos for the very first time, this is a welcoming and relaxed event for everyone.


This event will go ahead whatever the weather. If we are unable to stargaze we will run additional activities after the ‘talky’ bit has ended.

Suitable for children

£8 (no concessions)

Spring Open Day

Sunday 22nd March

The first open day of the year. Come along and see the grounds waking up for the year, daffodils aplenty. The house will also be open to wander through and take in the amazing history of this Grade II* listed house, from the Tudor wing with its 20th Century operating theatre to the amazing plasterwork of the Saloon. 

The Chapel Cafe will also be open for drinks, cakes and light lunches.

11.ooam to 4.00pm

Entry Standard £3, Children Free, FoPH free.

Talk and Tour

5th April

An opportunity to take an in depth look at the house and its history. After a relaxed talk in the Chapel you will then follow the guide around the House for a detailed tour. Tea and cake included

1pm – 3.30pm

Entrance: £8.00 

Wardour Garrison open Day

17th May

10am – 4.00pm

Entrance Standard £3,