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 (Winter House Admission)
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

Deer at Dusk

Fri 20 Oct 2017
16:00-18:00
Join our team for a guided walk around the estate to find out all about our fallow deer herd.

Renaissance Music Evening

Fri 20 Oct 2017
18:00-20:00
Live Renaissance music in the Great Hall of an Elizabethan Manor House - sung by the Warwick Madrigals.

Charlecote Halloween Trails

Sat 21 Oct 2017
10:00-15:30
Join us during half-term for a spooky Halloween trail.

Deer at Dawn

Thu 26 Oct 2017
07:00-09:00
Find out more about our deer herd

Spooky Felt Scenes

Sat 28 Oct 2017
13:30-15:30
Warwickshire artist, Ursula Westwood will be on hand to teach you all about felting

Christmas Felt Worskhop

Sun 26 Nov 2017
13:00-15:00
Warwickshire artist, Ursula Westwood will be on hand to teach you all about felting