Experience Tennants Auctioneers

and its treasures for yourself

Experience the buzz of the saleroom and see behind the scenes at Tennants, the largest privately owned auction house in Europe, on one of our guided public walking tours or pre-booked group tours.  With more than 80 sales a year, Tennants is one of the UK’s busiest salerooms.

Our new tours offer you the chance to:

  • Find out about the history of Tennants – a fourth generation family business
  • See parts of the auction house not open to the public
  • See a sale being prepared
  • Learn some of the tips of the trade from an experienced auctioneer – whether you are buying or selling
  • Watch a live auction taking place (and maybe place a bid!)
  • Ask lots of questions!

Guided public walking tours

Walking tours are great for individuals and families and last 90 minutes.   Either before or after the talk, you can freely explore our public spaces for yourself, including a browse in our exclusive gift shop and upcoming exhibition displays. Refreshments are available in either our stylish cafe or restaurant.

Dates for public walking tours for 2019:

Friday 11th January at 11am (View Day)

Saturday 9th February at 11am (Sale Day)

Thursday 21st March at 11am (View Day)

The admission price is £10 per person and must be pre-booked. To book, please call 01969 621146 or email [email protected]

Pre-booked group tours with lunch

For groups looking for something different, our private group tours are a unique and memorable experience and include refreshments and lunch.  On arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and homemade biscuits in one of our private rooms before you are guided through the behind the scenes tour.

Either before or after a delicious relaxing lunch in one of our private rooms, you can freely explore our public spaces for yourself, including a browse in our exclusive gift shop and upcoming exhibition displays.

For more details, please take a look at our current Talk & Tour package. 

If you would like to discuss availability or make a booking please contact our Events Team on 01969 621146 or e-mail 

Coach Parties are also welcome for refreshments and to look around the galleries. Find out more here

Events Programme