The Gift of Smallhythe Place

In 2019 we will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the creation of the Museum and the 80th anniversary of it being bequeathed to The National Trust by Edith Craig.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Edith Craig had created a shrine in memory of her famous mother the great Victorian Actress Ellen Terry but her artistic temperament and lack of business sense proved something of a disaster. We look at the stories behind the creation of the Museum, the Theatre and its eventful journey to the National Trust.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole Property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.85 £4.40
Family £24.20 £22.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.15

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...

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please come to the main Visitor Reception

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
10 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
14 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
17 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
18 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
19 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
20 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Smallhythe Place
Email
smallhytheplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 762334

Upcoming events

Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Exhibition

Sat 23 Mar 2019
11:00-17:00
An exhibition of the winning 12 photographs from the 2018 Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Competition, celebrating Kent's wildlife.

The Gift of Smallhythe Place

Wed 03 Apr 2019
11:00-17:00
In 2019 we will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the creation of the Museum and the 80th anniversary of it being bequeathed to The National Trust by Edith Craig.

Costume Tours

Sat 06 Apr 2019
13:15-14:00
Delve into the store for a peek of the delicate and lavish costumes once worn by Ellen Terry and her actor friends. With fascinating stories attached to each garment, costume tours are an opportunity to discover a rich theatrical history.

Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown

Fri 12 Apr 2019
13:00-14:00
Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Bought up by their hardworking Mother to be kind, caring and forest fluent.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Spring into spring, enjoy the outdoors and explore the nature trail at Smallhythe Place. Will you complete the quest and claim your chocolatey prize? Bring the family together this Easter, it's the perfect time to explore.

Tai Chi in the garden

Sat 27 Apr 2019
11:30-12:30
Join us for gentle exercise, mental relaxation and fresh air with an hour of Tai Chi in the tranquil gardens of Smallhythe Place.