The Lucy Library Revealed: The Shakespeare Connection

Join us to uncover one of the hidden gems of Charlecote - our Library, boasting 4 centuries of collection by the Lucy Family

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Legend has it that a young William Shakespeare was caught poaching at Charlecote Park, driving him to London and his destiny as the world's greatest playwright. Our volunteer speaker will explore Shakespeare's connection to the estate, as well as which texts might have inspired some of his most famous works. This will be followed by an exclusive private viewing and presentation of some rare and beautiful books from the library shelves.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00
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Charlecote Park

Prices

Grounds & Outbuildings
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.27
Child £4.00 £3.63
Family £20.00 £18.18
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20
House, Grounds & Outbuildings
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.45
Family £30.00 £27.27
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.80

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...

10% discount voucher for restaurant or shop when arriving by public transport. You must collect voucher from Visitor Reception to obtain discount.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 March 2018 13:30 - 15:00 Available
18 July 2018 13:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
charlecote.park@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01789 470277

Upcoming events

Father Christmas at Charlecote

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:00-13:00
Father Christmas will be in his grotto at Charlecote Park. Pop in to see the jolly fellow - unfortunately this event has now sold out.

Christmas at Charlecote Park

Sat 16 Dec 2017
11:30-15:00
Join us for a Victorian Christmas and family fun at Charlecote Park this December

Boundary Walk

Fri 02 Feb 2018
10:00-13:00
Join our Park and Gardens team for a guided walk around Charlecote's boundaries.

The Lucy Library Revealed: Four Centuries of Collecting

Wed 21 Mar 2018
13:30-15:00
Join us to uncover one of the hidden gems of Charlecote - our Library, boasting 4 centuries of collection by the Lucy Family

The Lucy Library Revealed: The Shakespeare Connection

Wed 28 Mar 2018
13:30-15:00
Join us to uncover one of the hidden gems of Charlecote - our Library, boasting 4 centuries of collection by the Lucy Family

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Thu 29 Mar 2018
10:00-16:00
Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of Charlecote Park this Easter. Explore the parkland with our fun Cadbury Easter trail, discover what makes the property so special and even end the day by picking up a scrummy chocolate prize.