Conservation in Action - Metals

Find out how the conservation team care for items of metal in our collection.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As part of our My Favourite Item month, the conservation team will be on hand to answer questions as they care for some of our metal objects.


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


New Year's Day
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.50 £5.75
Child £3.50 £3.00
Family £16.50 £15.00
Winter (2 Jan - 2 Mar)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.50 £4.00
Child £2.25 £2.00
Whole property (3 Mar-28 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.00
Child £6.80 £6.00
Family £34.60 £31.45
Winter (29 Oct-31 Nov)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.50 £4.00
Child £2.25 £2.00
1 Dec - 31 Dec
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.00
Child £4.50 £4.00
Family £23.50 £21.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
In the Squire's Room


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 March 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Ightham Mote Property Office
Call 01732 810378 ext 100

Upcoming events

Ightham Mote winter activity pack

Tue 20 Feb 2018
Get outdoors with the family this winter and explore the countryside at Ightham Mote with our downloadable winter activity pack.

My favourite item - Metals

Sat 03 Mar 2018
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Make Mum's day

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Make Mum feel special this Mothering Sunday with a visit to Ightham Mote.

Conservation in Action - Metals

Wed 21 Mar 2018
Find out how the conservation team care for items of metal in our collection.

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Tue 03 Apr 2018
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