Tudor superstitions

The 15th century was all about superstitions, from spoons to sleeping patterns to ward off wicked spirits. Come and uncover the Tudors' quirky traditions for yourself.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The 15th century was all about superstitions, from spoons to sleeping patterns to ward off wicked spirits. Come and uncover the Tudors' quirky traditions for yourself.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Tudor Merchant's House

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.25
Child N/A £2.60
Family N/A £13.00
Group Adult N/A £4.70
Group Child N/A £2.30

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...

The basics

Suitability
Children very welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the visitor reception.
Accessibility
Please note there are steps and uneven floors.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
14 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Tudor Merchant's House
Email
tudormerchantshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01834 842279

Upcoming events

Tudor superstitions

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
The 15th century was all about superstitions, from spoons to sleeping patterns to ward off wicked spirits. Come and uncover the Tudors' quirky traditions for yourself.

Tudor playtime

Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
Enjoy 15th century fun and games this summer! Dress up and choose from our collection of costumes, tackle the historic yo-yo and play the popular Tudor board game Nine Men's Morris.

Tudor household trail

Wed 05 Sep 2018
11:00-17:00
Look for the Tudor dolls hidden around the house and find out what their jobs were. Lots of different roles were needed to make the household run smoothly.

Pomander making

Sun 28 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
Come and have a go at making your own pomander this October half-term! Tudor houses were quite smelly, so they used pomanders as air fresheners!

A traditional Tudor Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Get into the festive spirit at the Tudor Merchant's House this December. Come and see the house traditionally decorated and find out how the Tudors celebrated the 12 days of Christmas.