Talk - Life at Townend

Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. Ben played an important role in the community and would also have been busy running the farm - rearing animals, growing barley for malt and coppicing woodland for bark to be used in tanning. But what was life here really like?

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.20 £6.50
Child £3.60 £3.25
Family £18.00 £16.25

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...

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 October 2018 14:00 - 14:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Townend
Email
townend@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 32628

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Talk - Life at Townend

Sun 28 Oct 2018
14:00-14:15
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive.