Lipspeaker Supported Guided Tours

Knole House and Deer Park

The Association of Lipspeakers is delighted to be working with the National Association of Deafened People (NADP) to organise a series of lipspeaker supported guided tours of properties of historic interest. Each event is designed specifically with the needs of deaf visitors in mind and is accompanied by two lipspeakers, offering lipreaders a choice of conventional lipspeaking or lipspeaking with sign support. After successful visits to the Palace of Westminster and to Bletchley Park, we will be visiting our first National Trust property, Knole, near Sevenoaks in Kent on Saturday 11th May 2013.

Built as a palace by the Archbishops of Canterbury, gifted to Henry VIII, remodelled by the Sackville family (who have lived there for 400 years) Knole is one of England’s most important and complete historic houses. Our tour in the morning will encompass the wonderful state rooms with their world class collection of furniture and textiles from royal palaces and in the afternoon there will be a guided walk in Knole Park, which is Kent’s last medieval deer park with a herd of over 500 deer.

Thanks to a generous bequest from Dr Annette Rawson, who was a keen supporter of both the Association of Lipspeakers and the NADP,  we are able to offer this fascinating and informative day out for only £5.00 per person. For further information and a booking form, please email the organiser, Lynne Dubin. (  If you are not able to join us at Knole but would like to be added to our mailing list for future events, including another visit to Bletchley Park planned for 29th June, please let Lynne know.