'Cyanotype and lumen' printing workshop with Eileen White

You will be shown how to create beautiful cyanotype prints using only natural light to fix images of plants to a variety of paper types.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This historical process dates back to 1842 and was made famous by the astronomer Sir John Herschel and botanist Anna Atkins. These beautiful blue prints are unique and a form of camera-less photography. You will also be shown how to create your own lumen prints: another form of alternative printing using only sunlight and plant materials.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
  • Child £15.00
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Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.80 £14.30
Child £7.90 £7.15
Family £39.50 £35.75
Group Adult N/A £10.00

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.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01794 344020
Minimum age 10 years.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The activity will take place on the paddocks to the west of the house and Stables.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather: the event will be held outside in our grounds, with some shelters. Bring an apron or clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
On-site property buggy available to take less able visitors up to the paddock area.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 July 2018 10:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01794 340757

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'Cyanotype and lumen' printing workshop with Eileen White

Wed 04 Jul 2018
You will be shown how to create beautiful cyanotype prints using only natural light to fix images of plants to a variety of paper types.

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