Mills and Mines tour

Have you ever wondered why Acorn Bank has a watermill on site, and remnants of a Gypsum mine? Find out more about the estate's industrial past on this free guided tour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A must for history-buffs – join one of our knowledgeable volunteers as they guide you around the woodland at Acorn Bank, revealing a hidden industrial past.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Acorn Bank

Prices

Whole property 16 February - 27 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.90 £4.40
Family £24.20 £22.00
1 adult, 2 children £14.60 £13.20
Whole property 28 October - 29 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.90 £5.30
Child £3.00 £2.70
Family £14.70 £13.30
1 adult, 2 children £8.80 £8.00

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...

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
As we'll be walking through woodland, please wear suitable footwear and dress according to the weather on the day.
Accessibility
We'll be walking along paths which may be uneven in places and there are steps down to the mill.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Acorn Bank
Email
acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017683 61893

Upcoming events

Summer pruning workshop

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:30-15:30
Join our Orchard team for day to learn how and why we prune fruit trees in summer .

Herb garden tours

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
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Orchard tours

Sun 18 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Take a fascinating walk through our amazing apple collection to find out more about which heritage varieties grow here.

Mills and Mines tour

Fri 23 Aug 2019
13:30-15:00
Have you ever wondered why Acorn Bank has a watermill on site, and remnants of a Gypsum mine? Find out more about the estate's industrial past on this free guided tour.

Plant dye tours

Sun 25 Aug 2019
13:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk through the herb garden, and learn which plants can be transformed into colourful dyes.

Apple tasting weekends

Sat 07 Sep 2019
11:00-15:00
As our harvest ripens we give our visitors the opportunity to taste a wide variety of heritage apples from our collection