'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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Greenway

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

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
26 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
27 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
28 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
29 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
30 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
31 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
2 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
3 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
4 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
5 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
6 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
7 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
8 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
9 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
10 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
11 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
12 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
13 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
14 June 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

Sat 26 May 2018
10:30-16:30
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.

The enchanted woodland day

Sat 26 May 2018
14:00-16:00
Join us in Greenway's enchanted woodland. Why not dress up as an animal, elf or fairy and drop into this day of woodland games, animal-themed crafts and activities led by the woodland folk at Greenway.

Back in time to D Day

Wed 06 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Greenway was requisitioned during the Second World War, and we will be sharing the history of this time. Why not come along dressed in your 1940s best to find out about Greenway at war?

Outdoor theatre: 'Pride and Prejudice'

Sun 17 Jun 2018
18:30-21:00
Join Heartbreak Theatre Production, the Bennet sisters, and a host of charming, young bachelors (yes, Mr Darcy will be there. No, really, yes, that Mr Darcy), for an evening of comedy, romance, and more than one come-uppance.

The Big Butterfly Count

Fri 20 Jul 2018
10:30-16:30
Can you help with The Big Butterfly Count by finding a quiet spot and seeing how many butterflies you can spot in 15 minutes?

Book club

Thu 26 Jul 2018
17:00-18:30
Why not bring a picnic to enjoy while you relax and informally discuss a good book at Agatha Christie's holiday home?