Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Tour on 14th December, 11am £14pp to include glass of mulled wine & mini mince pie

Experience Tennants and its treasures for yourself
Tennants and The Garden Rooms is a fourth generation family business and offers a truly unique experience. We welcome members of the public looking for an inclusive and memorable day out.

Experience the buzz of the saleroom and see behind the scenes at Tennants, the largest privately owned auction house in Europe, on our public walking tours. With more than 80 fast-pace live sales a year, Tennants is one of the UK’s busiest salerooms. The Garden Rooms at Tennants boasts free to enter ever-changing exhibitions, a diverse programme of concerts, events, as well as exceptional food in a unique setting, with our Bistro and Café

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!

Our public walking tours are a unique and memorable experience, perfect for individuals, couples or friends looking for something different.

Tours last approximately 70 minutes. On arrival at 11am, you will be welcomed into one of our private rooms, for an introduction by our team. The day starts with a showing of our fascinating company video, where you will learn more about the history of Tennants, how the family business began and how it has evolved over the years.

You will then begin the 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.

After the tour, you can freely explore our public spaces for yourself, including a browse in our Gift Shop or a stroll through our ever-changing exhibition displays. Refreshments are available to purchase in either our stylish Bistro or Café