Brought to Light: the photographs of Rupert Potter

Brought to Light showcases the photography of Rupert Potter, father of Beatrix, in a never before seen way.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Keen amateur photographer, Rupert, like many of us today, spent time on his holidays taking family photographs and capturing the beautiful locations where he spent his summers, including Wray Castle and Derwent Water.

To bring these nineteenth century photographs to a modern audience the original prints have been scanned and enlarged onto lightboxes hung in the dining room. Photographs of the interior of Wray capture the fine detail of wealthy life and provide the best record that we have of Wray Castle at this time. Rupert’s shots of the wider landscape show his passion for the scenery and skill as a photographer.

Whilst the interiors of Wray have changed over time, many of the landscapes captured by Rupert have remained the same. Stand in the same spot as the Potter family on the lawn at Wray for your family photograph or explore the landscapes Rupert admired.

Admission to Wray Castle required. Free for National Trust members

Wray Castle

Prices

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

Prices

Castle entry
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.00 £5.40
Child £3.00 £2.70
Family £15.00 £13.50

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...

Entry to the grounds are free. If you're not a National Trust (or National Trust for Scotland) member then you'll need to pay for parking.

It's £5 for up to two hours, £6.50 for two to four hours and £7.50 for four hours or more. Payment machines take cash only, but you can pay by card in the castle entrance for parking and admission.

Contact Info

Name
Wray Castle
Email
wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 33250

Upcoming events

Brought to Light: the photographs of Rupert Potter

Sat 21 May 2022
10:30-16:00
Brought to Light showcases the photography of Rupert Potter, father of Beatrix, in a never before seen way.