Have-a-go archery and historical crafts

Come along and meet our very own historic archers and learn about spinning and weaving and other crafts from past times.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

If you wish, you can let arrows fly (£2.50 for six arrows) at balloons tied to targets. Get a feel of history by viewing and handling replicas of armour, weapons, arrow heads and longbows.

You can't miss the displays and activities in the hand-painted pavilion tent with the royal standard and Tudor rose flags fluttering in the wind. Of course, if you would rather enjoy a more peaceable pastime you can throw some 'quoits'.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.50
    for 6 arrows
View admission charges
Montacute House

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 Adult Family £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £11.20
Group Child N/A £5.60

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 group price is only available if pre-booked.

The basics

Suitability
Some bows are suitable for small children to use.
Dogs on leads are welcome.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Montacute House
Email
montacute@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01935 823289

Upcoming events

'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season

Have-a-go archery and historical crafts

Wed 22 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Come along and meet our very own historic archers and learn about spinning and weaving and other crafts from past times.

Historical Dancing

Mon 27 Aug 2018
11:30-12:15
Watch and join in if you wish with a costumed display of Elizabethan dancing.

Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:00-14:00
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.

Falconry displays

Sat 29 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Meet Albion falconry and their wonderful birds of prey. The falconers, dressed in period costume, will give two shows per day but be on site from 11am till 4pm for questions and general chat.

'Misrule and Merrinment' at Montacute House

Sat 22 Dec 2018
15:00-19:00
Witness the Misrule and Merriment at Montacute House this Christmas Season.