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
22 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
14 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
15 September 2019 11:00 - 17:00 Available
18 September 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

The Gift of Smallhythe Place

Thu 22 Aug 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.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Fri 23 Aug 2019
19:30-20:40
Performed by just 3 actors, this “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” is a fast-paced, one-act adaptation that will truly demonstrate “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Back by popular demand after their sell-out show at the Barn last year.

Kids' Summer Craft Activities

Wed 28 Aug 2019
14:00-16:00
Every Wednesday from 24 July - 28 August there will be nature based kids crafts in the garden from 2-4pm. Join us and get creative.

HMS Pinafore (Opera)

Thu 29 Aug 2019
19:30-21:30
This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Josephine is the captain’s daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas – he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the...

Tai Chi in the garden

Sat 31 Aug 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.

Costume Tours

Sat 07 Sep 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.