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.


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


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

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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 September 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
4 October 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
11 October 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
18 October 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
25 October 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available
1 November 2017 14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 020 7435 3471

Upcoming events

Apple Weekend 2017

Sat 23 Sep 2017
Acclaimed and much-loved Apple Weekend is back again! Join us for our annual celebration of all things apple in Fenton's beguiling walled gardens and 300 year-old orchard.

Musical Wednesdays

Wed 27 Sep 2017
Join a music collection specialist each week to explore a different aspect of the Benton Fletcher Collection of early keyboard instruments.

Fenton House Concerts: Catalina Vincens - Keys to the Kingdom of Spain

Wed 04 Oct 2017
Keyboard music from 16th and 17th century Spain and Naples performed on the Marcus Siculus virginals (1540) and anonymous Italian Harpsichord (c1590).

Half Term Hallowe'en Pumpkin Trail, Art Activities and Story Telling

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Follow this trail around the walled gardens in the search for pumpkin pals and get spooky with themed crafts and storytelling.