Genius of the place: foundations

A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a fashionable Palladian villa and the creation of one of the most important 18th century landscape gardens in the country.

Prices

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

Prices

Day Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.30 £16.60
Child £9.20 £8.30
Family £45.80 £41.50
1 adult, 2 children £27.50 £24.90
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.40
Child N/A £2.20
Family N/A £11.00

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...

There is a car parking charge for non-members of £4 for the day.

Coach parking is £10 per day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
25 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
26 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
27 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
28 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
29 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
30 September 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
1 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
2 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
3 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
4 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
5 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
6 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
7 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
8 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
9 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
10 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
11 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
12 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
13 October 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Contemporary Art Exhibition - The works of Anouk Mercier

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:30-16:00
Come along on 1 September for a first glimpse and to discover the title of the artwork that Anouk has created, inspired by her time at Stourhead. Throughout the exhibition the artwork will be on display inside the Temple of Flora which will be...

Genius Story introduction walks

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-12:00
Join one of Stourhead's volunteers on a guided introduction to the new Genius story at Stourhead. Discover more about the Hoare family who created this special place on a walk through the garden that was described as 'a living work of art'.

Genius of the place: foundations

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

Guided estate walk

Fri 28 Sep 2018
11:00-13:00
Pull on your walking boots and experience Stourhead's diverse countryside. You may see butterflies or the first hints of autumn as you walk across historic parkland, over chalk downs and through ancient woods. Your volunteer guide will share how...

Autumn leaves trail

Mon 01 Oct 2018
09:00-17:00
Discover this magical story around the grounds of Stourhead alongside some of our most magnificent trees, in all their autumn splendour.

The Big Draw

Sat 06 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
Join us for a full day of arty fun all across the property. This fundraising event is for all the family, with activities around the property to get hands-on with.