Tea time with the Georgians - A social history of the art of tea drinking

Step back in time and delve into the history of one of Britain's most popular products; tea. Learn all about the etiquette behind tea and its colourful past.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step back in time and learn all about the history of tea in Britain and how it was enjoyed by our Georgian ancestors. This will be a lecture that will show you the true etiquette behind the art of tea drinking. You will even learn about how the lords and ladies of the court would enjoy this exotic treat.

The talk is free, normal admission applies for the venue.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.90
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £24.75
1 adult, 2 children £16.50 £14.55
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.35
Grounds and 'below stairs' only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.65 £7.70
Child £4.30 £3.85
Family £21.65 £19.25
1 adult, 2 children £13.00 £11.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20

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  • 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.

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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


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Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 August 2017 12:00 - 12:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available

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