Seventeenth century tea tasting

You can try a taste of the seventeenth century with a tea that Dyrham Park's William Blathwayt would have had in his household.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We know that in the seventeenth century Mr Blathwayt had gunpowder green tea seized by customs. We are now offering the opportunity for visitors to try this tea for themselves.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30

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...

Please note that there is now a single entry fee for Dyrham Park that covers entry to the park, garden, house, tea-room and shop. Free entry to National Trust members.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
21 August 2019 11:30 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2019 11:30 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
31 August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Emma Aldred
Email
dyrhampark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0117 937 1333

Upcoming events

The great outdoors family trail

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
This summer holidays you can explore the parkland through a self-led trail. This year’s trail includes lots of activities to tick off your 50 things list, such as cloud-watching, wild art, having fun with sticks and den-building.

Seventeenth century tea tasting

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:30-15:00
You can try a taste of the seventeenth century with a tea that Dyrham Park's William Blathwayt would have had in his household.

Perennial passions: a summer garden tour

Sat 17 Aug 2019
12:00-13:00
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Nature, nurture and care: a deer park tour

Sat 17 Aug 2019
14:00-15:00
Join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park as they share how we care for our historic landscape.

A historic walk through Dyrham Village

Mon 19 Aug 2019
13:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk around the village of Dyrham for a taste of 17th century village life. Explore the history of significant houses, this beautiful Cotswolds area & the village links with Dyrham Park and the old estate.

Accessible parkland tours

Tue 20 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Our ranger guide will take you to parts of the parkland which are more difficult to access in the Polaris vehicle.