Musical Wednesdays

Join a music collection specialist each week to explore a different aspect of the Benton Fletcher Collection of early keyboard instruments.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover more about an aspect of our important early music collection at these informal 20-30 minute talks and demonstrations. Hear the instruments played and learn about the musical world of the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fenton House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.50 £7.70
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £21.00 £19.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Joint ticket with 2 Willow Road
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.00
Child £6.20 £5.50

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 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.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the dining room where you will be collected by your guide.
Accessibility
The rooms at Fenton are quite small so this particular demonstration is not advisable for groups.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 May 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
31 May 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
7 June 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
14 June 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
21 June 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
28 June 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
5 July 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
12 July 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
19 July 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
26 July 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
2 August 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
9 August 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
16 August 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
6 September 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
13 September 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
20 September 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
27 September 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
4 October 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
fentonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 7435 3471

Upcoming events

Musical Wednesdays

Wed 24 May 2017
14:30-15:00
Join a music collection specialist each week to explore a different aspect of the Benton Fletcher Collection of early keyboard instruments.

Fenton's Big Picnic

Mon 29 May 2017
11:00-17:00
Celebrate the English garden this May Bank Holiday Monday. Bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled garden and 300 year-old orchard.

Half Term Holiday Fun: Artful activities for kids

Wed 31 May 2017
14:00-16:00
Everyone's a art critic: come along to Fenton this half term holiday and tell us what you think of our pictures. Follow an I-Spy art trail around the house, choose your favourites and then have a go yourself!

National Garden Scheme: Fenton Garden Evening Tour

Tue 13 Jun 2017
18:30-20:30
Join the Gardener-in-Charge for a special tour in the summer evening light. Andrew Darragh, who brings over 10 years' experience from Kew to Fenton House, will explore this timeless 1½ acre walled garden.

Fenton House Concerts: Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Marcia Hadjimarkos (piano)

Wed 14 Jun 2017
19:00-20:30
Fenton House is delighted to present a concert by Emma Kirkby and Marcia Hadjimarkos, who will be performing music by Joseph Haydn, George Pinto and Johann Salomon.

Open Garden Squares Weekend 2017

Sat 17 Jun 2017
11:00-17:00
Around 200 gardens take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend each year.