Dog & Photography Policy

Dog Policy

Assistance dogs

All Guide dogs, assistance dogs and emotional support dogs are welcome across the site and in the House. Please make a member of staff or volunteer aware on entry to the House that your dog is for assistance.


We welcome well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a lead and with their owner at all times. The meadow (beyond the shop) is available for visitors to walk their dogs, and the Thames Path is 300 yards from the Main Entrance Gates.

Water is available outside the Shop and dog biscuits and pooh bags available at the shop counter.

Dogs are not allowed into the formal gardens or the Manor House.

Please do not leave pets unattended in parked cars.

If we become aware of a distressed dog in a vehicle, staff will attempt to locate the owner and may contact emergency services for the dog’s welfare.


Visitors are welcome to take photographs during their visits; however, please adhere to the following:

Do not use flash photography, protruding lenses and tripods, “selfie sticks” or other extension equipment.

Do not cause inconvenience to other visitors or behave in a way that put any objects on display at risk while taking photographs.

Do not take photos of any objects forming part of temporary or special exhibitions where signage clearly specifies a “no photography” policy.

For security reasons, do not video or film without express prior permission.

Visitors are welcome to upload photos of objects on display that they have taken for their personal, non-commercial use to their personal Instagram,  Facebook, Twitter, or other social media with appropriate attribution to the Society of Antiquaries of London so that it is clear the objects from which the photos have been taken form part of the Society’s collection. Please tag our Facebook page, Twitter Account or Instagram Account.

Any private photography that requires use of additional equipment such as special lighting or a tripod is only permitted on formal application and by prior arrangement with the Estate Manager, Curator and/or the Society of Antiquaries of London. You must apply at least 10 working days in advance providing details of what you want to photograph and why. The Society reserves the right to decline any application. Private photography may not be accommodated at the Manor during public open days.