Frequently Asked Questions
Open most Sundays and Mondays, from 4th March until 22nd October 2018, between 1pm-4.30pm (last entry 4pm)..
Throughout August, the House opens Sunday-Thursday (from 5th August).
Whether you want to view the State Apartments or are just looking for the ideal setting for a luxury afternoon tea, Goodwood House has it all.
For tea and tour bookings, please contact the ticket office on 01243 755055.
Please note that on Sunday 23rd September, local road closures will be in place due to a large local cycling event. This will not impact your experience in the House but you may need to amend your journey plans to reach us.
The event organiser, Velo South, has detailed maps on their website that show the event map and the road closures in detail, and you can find the maps by clicking here.
We recommend approaching Goodwood House via Halnaker and Boxgrove (avoiding Lavant and the area of the Goodwood motor circuit). On this date, you will be able to enter the Estate via the Park Lodge Entrance, which is located next to the Goodwood Hotel. The Park Lodge Entrance has electric gates which will slowly open away from you when you drive up to them.
Goodwood House is open 4th March until 22nd October, 2018, between 1pm-4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
Dates closed in 2018:
18, 19 March
24, 25 June
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 July
9, 10, 24 September
21, 28, 29 October
Please note that lunch is not available at the House. However, do contact The Goodwood Hotel on 01243 775537 if you would like to enquire about booking lunch at the hotel.
Please note this would be a separate booking directly with the Hotel.
Please note tour length can vary but the tour is usually 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the guide.
Coaches: Coaches can drive up to the front of the House to drop guests off. Please then ask your driver to park in the Ballroom car park (the large car park on the left just after you drive past the House).
Cars: Please park in the Ballroom car park (mentioned above).
Do let us know in advance if you are bringing any disabled guests.
There is one disabled toilet in the House.
Goodwood always welcomes visitors and guests with disabilities. The House, tearoom and shop are fully accessible for wheel-chair users. Ramp access is available at the Front Entrance.
All rooms open to the public are situated on the ground floor and there are no stairs to negotiate. An accessible lavatory is also available in the State Rooms.
Information sheets are available in every room to provide details on works of art where labels are inaccessible to wheelchair users. These are also available to visitors in large print on request.
Disabled visitors driving themselves are welcome to park their vehicles on either side of the turning circle at the front of the House; alternatively, if they are not driving they may be dropped off and then collected at the Front Door. A manual wheel-chair is available for hire at no charge, but as there is only one available this operates a first come, first served basis. We have a hearing loop available on request for visitors on guided tours at no charge, but this should also be booked in advance.
Regular exhibitions are held in Goodwood House.
Gift vouchers are available for Afternoon Tea and Guided Tour, or simply a Guided Tour of Goodwood House.
To redeem your voucher, booking must be made in advance, prior to arrival.
Please note: Guided Tours are not available throughout August 2017.
We do not have a shop at Goodwood House, however it is possible to buy postcards and guide books from the front desk (subject to availability).
Goodwood House is still a privately owned house so there is limited signage. Please follow the small green signs that are on site and enter via the South Lodge and exit via Park Lodge.
If you would like to book accommodation for your guests or a lunch at The Goodwood Hotel before your visit, please book this our Hotel Reservations Team on 01243 775537.
The Cass Sculpture Foundation is situated on the Goodwood Estate but is a separate organisation from Goodwood.
If you would like to find out booking times or plan your visit, please contact the Cass Sculpture Foundation directly on 01243 538449.
Please speak to the Ticket Office
For further information