Spirit of Scotney: 125 Exhibition

Discover 125 objects, people and stories that capture the character and captivating history of Scotney Castle's house, garden and estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the 125 items, selected by our visitors, volunteers and staff, that encapsulate the spirit of Scotney. From green-winged orchids to Rosamond Hussey's famous dress, and from the family's measuring stick on the dining-room cupboard door to the Queen Mother's tulip tree, this exhibition charts the history of Scotney Castle, its estate and gardens from the building of the Ashburnham Tower in the late 14th century through to the work of Christopher Hussey in the 20th century and the ongoing conservation work of the 21st century. (NB: This exhibition has been rescheduled from 2020 when it would have also celebrated 125 years of the National Trust.)

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £14.00
Child N/A £7.00
Family N/A £35.00
Family 1 adult, 2 children N/A £21.00
Car parking (non-members) N/A £4.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.65

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...

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5s are free.

A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 5-17.

A reduced rate family ticket is available for 1 adult and up to 2 children aged 5-17. 

National Trust Members visit and park for free.

 

The basics

Other
This is a free exhibition but normal admission charges for non-NT members apply. All visitors must pre-book a car parking space to guarantee entry to the site. To help plan your day please note that the whole site opens from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm. Exhibits in the house can only be viewed when the house is open (11am to 4.30pm, last entry at 4pm). At busy times there may a queue to view items in the mansion house.

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Experience Team
Email
scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01892 893860

Upcoming events

Guided Estate Walks

Sat 21 May 2022
13:00-15:30
Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney.

Garden Tours - Rhododendrons

Tue 24 May 2022
11:00-11:45
Learn about Scotney's Picturesque garden as it changes through the seasons. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11.45am & 2.30-3.15pm.

Corgis at the Castle

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with free half-term trails.

Colours and wildlife: Photography workshop for 7-11 year olds

Tue 31 May 2022
10:30-13:00
Learn how to use a camera to capture light, colour and shade this half-term in the beautiful surroundings of Scotney Castle.

Colours and wildlife: Photography workshop for 12-16 year olds

Tue 31 May 2022
13:30-16:00
Learn how to use a camera to capture light, colour and shade this half-term in the beautiful surroundings of Scotney Castle.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Herb Garden

Wed 01 Jun 2022
14:00-14:45
June's Walled Garden Wednesday is all about herbs - whether for medicinal, culinary or craft purposes.