Please Sit: A new experience at Fenton House

Please Sit is a warm invitation this autumn to sit down, linger longer and look anew at Fenton House, its remarkable contents and the worlds they came from.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Commissioned by the National Trust, six artists and designers - curated by and including guest host Gitta Gschwendtner - have each created seating in one of the rooms at Fenton. Inspired by and in response to Fenton's extraordinary collections, Michael Marriott, Frith Kerr, Nina Tolstrup, Maisie Broadhead, Carl Clerkin and Gitta have designed interventions that encourage everyone to slow down and engage more deeply with objects and place.

For more details see the London Design Festival website.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Fenton House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £9.00
Child N/A £4.50
Family N/A £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Joint ticket with 2 Willow Road
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £14.50
Child N/A £7.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
21 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
3 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
10 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
16 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
17 October 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
fentonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 7435 3471

Upcoming events

Please Sit: A new experience at Fenton House

Fri 20 Sep 2019
11:00-17:00
Please Sit is a warm invitation this autumn to sit down, linger longer and look anew at Fenton House, its remarkable contents and the worlds they came from.

Open House London 2019

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-17:00
Fenton is delighted to be participating in this annual, London-wide weekend event when buildings of all kinds open their doors for free.

Musical Wednesdays

Wed 25 Sep 2019
14:30-15:00
Join an early keyboard expert each week to explore a different aspect of the Benton Fletcher Collection.

Fenton Garden Introductory Tours

Thu 26 Sep 2019
14:00-14:30
Discover fascinating and newly unearthed facts in these free, short introductions.

Apple Weekend 2019

Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Acclaimed and much-loved Apple Weekend is back again! Join us for our annual celebration of all things apple in Fenton's beguiling walled gardens and 300 year-old orchard.

Hallowe'en Pumpkin Trail, Art Activities and Story Telling

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-16:30
Follow this trail around the walled garden in the search for pumpkin pals for a goody bag prize, and get spooky with themed art activities and storytelling.