Swords and shields

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a knight? Children can join our volunteers in the Education Room above the bookshop to make swords and shields to help them step back in time to a world of chivalry and swordsmanship.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a knight?

Children can join our volunteers in the Education Room above the bookshop to make swords and shields to help them step back in time to a world of chivalry and swordsmanship.

Prices

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

Prices

House, garden and mill
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £32.00 £29.00
Family (1 adult, 3 children) £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
Car park
Gift Aid Standard
Vehicle N/A £3.00

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 garden and estate is open all year round. Car parking is free to National Trust members, please scan your membership card to obtain a free ticket at the car parking machines. Machines accept coins only. ~~ Groups must be booked in advance on 01579 351346.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

'Seasons of Change' in Cotehele Gallery

Wed 15 Aug 2018
11:00-17:00
Cotehele Gallery exhibits and sells the work of West Country artists and craft makers. This exhibition features the work of local landscape watercolour painter Peter Dolbear and handcrafted mirrors created by Joan Bose.

Cut flowers for Cotehele

Wed 15 Aug 2018
12:00-15:00
Join West Country artist, Dominique Coiffait, at a drop-in workshop to help create a special artwork for the Great Hall. All ages welcome!

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Thu 16 Aug 2018
09:30-11:30
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river.

Milling days at Cotehele Mill

Thu 16 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Adventure down to Cotehele Mill on Thursdays and Sundays to see the mill in action.

Look Sharp!

Thu 16 Aug 2018
12:00-15:00
Not just for the kids. Take a closer look at the bladed weapons in Cotehele House

Costume Sundays at Cotehele Mill

Sun 19 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Come and meet the mill team dressed in Victorian costume.