History talk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Taste the history of Gibside with a Guided Walk volunteer.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving gardens of its kind. Today it offers a glimpse into the compelling story of the Bowes family. Packed with tragedy, romance, scandal and triumph, each talk has a different theme to choose from.

Every Sunday, Monday and Friday.

Time: 11:30am.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Prices

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

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Family (1 adult) £21.50 £19.50

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
  • 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...

Under 5s are free. 

Non-member family tickets include entry for up to 3 children.  

Car parking is free for everyone. 

Free entry for National Trust members, please bring all membership cards. Join as a National Trust member | National Trust Adults from £6 per month. 

 

 

The basics

Booking details
Call 07712535938
Meeting point
Outside of Shepherd's Hut in Market Place.
What to bring and wear
Please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
The talk may involve a short walk around the areas surrounding Market Place. The route is accessible to all.

Upcoming events

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Fri 20 May 2022
11:00-13:30
Join Katherine in her studio to paint colourful blossom studies in acrylics.

History talk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Fri 20 May 2022
11:30-12:00
Taste the history of Gibside with a Guided Walk volunteer.

History walk - the story of Gibside

Fri 20 May 2022
13:00-14:00
Dive into the history of Gibside and take a walk with a Guided Walk volunteer around the 18th century pleasure garden.

Blossom Bathing

Sat 21 May 2022
10:15-11:45
Celebrate spring blossom by slowing down and connecting with nature on a sensory walk under the apple trees in the Walled Garden.

Gibside health walk

Wed 25 May 2022
11:00-12:00
Take part in a health walk around Gibside.