Grow Your Green Roots: Indoor Conservation in Action

Pop in to the Mansion and see our friendly and dedicated conservation team at work as they care for our large and varied collection of historic objects including books, furniture and textiles.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn more about the natural materials in our collection like silk, wool, mahogany, leather and tortoiseshell, and find out what we can do to help make sure they survive in the future.

Each Conservation in Action focuses on a different aspect of the collection and if you have a passion for a specific aspect you can see what the team will be focusing on on each date below.

Prices

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

Prices

Non-member admission prices from 2 February 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.35
Family £35.00 £31.75
1 adult, 3 children £21.00 £19.05
Group Adult N/A £11.90
June off peak admission from Mon 3 - Sun 30 June
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 3 children £15.00 £13.50
N/A £8.50
Off peak admission after 4.30pm daily from 2 Feb
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 3 children £15.00 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.50

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...

When you buy your admission ticket you’re directly supporting our conservation work. Off peak admission available daily from 4.30pm, and from Monday 3 to Sunday 30 June.

By choosing to pay our Gift Aid admission you're further helping us to carry out vital conservation work across the estate to keep it a special place forever, for everyone.

A 'Green Incentive' discounted entry is available for visitors arriving by foot, public transport or by cycle (standard cycles are not permitted past Visitor Reception, children 5 years and under can ride a balance bike, bike with stabilisers or trike in the grounds). 

The top floor of the Mansion and the Picture Gallery will be closed from 10 June to 21 June while we install the Faces of Change: Nature's Partners exhibition that willl be on display in the Picture Gallery from 22 June to 8 September.

The basics

Suitability
Those in the School holidays are designed with children in mind
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
All of these activities happen within the Mansion, please ask in the Entrance Hall for directions.
Accessibility
Please contact us with any accessibility needs. The Mansion has a small lift.
Other
March - 5th: Wood, 15th & 16th: Books, 21st & 25th: Insect Pests. April - 5th & 6th: Silks, 14th & 15th: Marble, 26th: A cupboard full of treasures May - 1st: Exotic woods, 9th: Paintings, 13th & 26th: Textiles. June - 2nd & 3rd: Metals, 14th & 19th: Chandeliers, 27th: Insect Pests. July - 5th: Paintings, 13th: Costume, 21st & 23rd Textiles, 30th: Agents of Deterioration. August - 7th: Agents of Deterioration, 14th: Seashells, 23rd & 30th: Ceramics. September - 8th & 9th: Silver, 21st: Paper, 25th: Insect pests. October - 3rd: Insect pests, 10th & 20th Photographs, 27th & 28th: Winter Prep.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 June 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 June 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
5 July 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
13 July 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
21 July 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
23 July 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
30 July 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
7 August 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
14 August 2019 12:00 - 15:30 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
8 September 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available
9 September 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available
21 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
25 September 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
3 October 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
10 October 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
20 October 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Available
27 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
28 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Attingham Mansion Team
Email
attingham@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708189

Upcoming events

Attingham run groups

Tue 18 Jun 2019
18:30-19:30
Join one of our three run groups on either Tuesday or Friday evening. Tuesday hosts our beginners and intermediate run groups and Friday our girls only group.

Exercise with Buggy Active Shrewsbury

Wed 19 Jun 2019
10:00-11:00
Join Buggy Active in beautiful Attingham Park for a 45min exercise class with your baby. Get fit , burn fat, strengthen and tone without the need for childcare. Suitable for all levels .

Grow Your Green Roots: Indoor Conservation in Action

Wed 19 Jun 2019
11:00-15:00
Pop in to the Mansion and see our friendly and dedicated conservation team at work as they care for our large and varied collection of historic objects including books, furniture and textiles.

Faces of Change: Nature's Champions

Sat 22 Jun 2019
11:00-16:30
The National Portrait Gallery is coming to Attingham with 'Nature's Champions', a partnership exhibition of portraits of champions of nature and the natural world from David Attenborough to Beatrix Potter, and Vivienne Westwood to Joe Strummer.

Meet the expert - Bird mist netting

Sat 22 Jun 2019
15:00-19:00
Every year our dedicated volunteer uses mist netting to gently catch, ring and then release the birds who are using the River Tern as a highway as they migrate. This is a great opportunity to get close to the birds and talk to the expert.

Canicross - Pooch to 5k Run Group

Sat 22 Jun 2019
18:00-19:00
Join a new group to help both you and your dog get fit! This canicross group is aimed at those who may have never run with their dog before, it's set in the beautiful Attingham landscape and lead by England Athletics trained coaches.