Tours & Group Visits

Behind the Scenes Walking Tours – Individuals, Couples and Families

Tennants and The Garden Rooms is a fourth generation family business and offers a truly unique experience. 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. With more than 80 sales a year, Tennants is one of the UK’s busiest salerooms.

Our public walking 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 – whether you are buying or selling
– Ask lots of questions!

Walking tours are great for individuals and families and last 60 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 exhibition displays of items in upcoming sales. Refreshments are available in either our Café or Bistro.


  • 26th May
  • 23rd June
  • 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th July
  • 15th September
  • 13th October
  • 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th November
  • 14th December (£14.00 per person to include a glass of mulled wine and homemade mince pies)


The admission price is £10 per person (except 14 December, £14 per person including Mulled Wine & Mince Pies), and must be pre-booked. To book, please call 01969 621146 or email [email protected]

Group Visits – Talk & Tour Packages

 We welcome private groups and coach parties looking for an inclusive and memorable day out.

Our private group tours are a unique and memorable experience, perfect for groups looking for something different. On arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and homemade biscuits in one of our private rooms, before enjoying a fascinating talk by one of our team, introducing you to the history of Tennants Auctioneers. You will then be taken on a behind-the-scenes guided walk around our venue, where you can ask plenty of questions and learn all about the inner workings of the largest, privately-owned auction house in Europe.

Either before or after the delicious lunch, you can freely explore our public spaces for yourself. Stroll through the galleries to see visiting artists and exhibition works on show or have a browse in our exclusive gift shop.

Full day packages from £30 per person. To find out more and book your group please email [email protected]

Talks & Lectures 

We host a varied and exciting programme of talks and lectures throughout the year, covering a range of topics/subjects. See our “Whats On” page for details of forthcoming and future events.