Conservation in Action: Shell cleaning at the House

Discover how we look after Lady Armstrong's huge collection of over 7000 shells. Stop by the cleaning table in the Gallery to chat to conservation volunteers about this intricate a process.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Lady Armstrong had a keen interest in natural sciences and collected and classified items with their scientific names as objects. Her most sizable collection is an assortment of seashells which is on display in the Gallery at the House.

Every Wednesday until 27 October, Cragside conservation volunteers will be showing visitors how we look after these delicate objects. Stop by the cleaning table in the Gallery and see their conservation work in action. You’re welcome to ask questions and find out more about this essential and intricate work which forms part of the House’s regular conservation cleaning programme.

This activity is volunteer dependent.

Prices

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

Prices

Admission (until 31 October 2021)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £22.00 £20.00
Child £11.00 £10.00
Family £55.00 £50.00
Family (1 adult) £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £16.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.40

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...

Under 5s are free. Free entry for National Trust members. Car parking is free. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 01669 620 333
Meeting point
This event will take place in the Gallery at the House.
Accessibility
This area is not wheelchair accessible.

Contact Info

Name
Cragside
Email
cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01669 620333

Upcoming events

Conservation in Action: Shell cleaning at the House

Wed 29 Sep 2021
13:00-16:00
Discover how we look after Lady Armstrong's huge collection of over 7000 shells. Stop by the cleaning table in the Gallery to chat to conservation volunteers about this intricate a process.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Cragside

Sat 04 Dec 2021
11:00-14:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Cragside on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.