'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

An exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The exhibition showcases photographs and letters unearthed from the HarperCollins archive, and show Agatha and 'Billy' Collins, former chairman and publisher of Collins, discussing jacket designs, plots and publishing schedules.

First nights, publishing parties and the difficulty of obtaining tennis balls during the war are all covered in their letters, and show the professional relationship develop into a friendship over time.

Prices

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

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
1 adult, 2 children £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.15

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Parking charges for non-National Trust members: £3 per session.

Free parking for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker).

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is on display in the Walled Garden.
What to bring and wear
The exhibition is outside so please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
There is level access to the Walled Garden. Blue badge parking is available in the main car park: a shuttle service provides lifts between the car park and Visitor Reception.
Other
Greenway operates a parking system: if you'd like to travel to Greenway by car, please pre-book a parking space online or by calling 01803 842382.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
26 November 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
2 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
3 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
9 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
10 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
16 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
17 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
23 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
24 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
27 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
28 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
29 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
30 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available
31 December 2017 11:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Greenway
Email
greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01803 842382

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Novel writing course

Thu 23 Nov 2017
14:00-16:30
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Do you have an unfinished manuscript under the bed? Here's your opportunity; a three-part novel-writing workshop, Roselle Angwin, Greenway's writer-in-residence.

'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

Sat 25 Nov 2017
11:00-15:30
An exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary.

Writer-in-residence exhibition

Sat 25 Nov 2017
11:00-16:00
The fruits of Greenway's writer-in-residence's work will be on display in the House Kitchen as part of the writing places project.

Meet the writer-in-residence

Sun 26 Nov 2017
11:00-11:15
A chance to meet Greenway's writer-in-residence Roselle Angwin alongside an exhibition of the work she has created during her three-month residency at Agatha Christie's holiday home.

A sense of place reading circle: river

Sun 26 Nov 2017
14:00-16:00
The last of a series of reading circles. Greenway's writer-in-residence will be hosting a gathering at Agatha Christie's holiday home, looking at poems, stories and passages of writing all focusing on rivers.

Help to plant 5000 purple crocus bulbs at Greenway

Tue 28 Nov 2017
10:00-12:00
At Greenway the Rotary Club are planting 5000 purple crocus bulbs to help raise awareness for their campaign Purple4Polio, promoting Rotary's long-standing goal of ridding the world of polio. Can you help?