Historical Interpreters

Watch the stories of our 'Cliveden Women' play out before your eyes with our new interpretation group, immersing you in living history.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It's the mid-eighteenth century, Princess Augusta has arrived at Cliveden, and the estate is abuzz with gossip. Will you choose to join the youthful court of Augusta and her husband Frederick? Will you be invited to experience the very first performance of Rule, Britannia in the magnificent amphitheatre? And just how does a young foreign princess find her way in a dangerous political climate? Join our costumed interpreters as they explore Augusta's tale in the very gardens she used to roam.

Prices

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

Prices

Gardens and woodlands (from 26 July)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.40
Child £9.00 £8.00
Family £41.00 £36.80
House (Apr-Oct) Additional charge
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.00
Child N/A £1.00
Gardens and woodlands (from 5 September)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00

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...

Travel to Cliveden by 'green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or café. Mooring charge on Cliveden Reach £10 per 24 hours (including members) does not include entry fee to Cliveden. Tickets from River Warden. Mooring at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
There's three performances throughout the day. You can listen to the performances at; 11am: Fountain of Love 1pm: Blenheim Pavilion 3pm: Ilex Grove
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly
Accessibility
Please ring the estate office to confirm accessibility

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01628 605069

Upcoming events

'Summer of Colour' children's trail

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-14:30
Explore all things colourful in Cliveden's grounds, before making your very own take-home craft.

Celebrate the Feminine: Statue Trail

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
Explore a selection of Cliveden's world-renowned statuary collection, chosen exclusively by our onsite art curator.

Cliveden's Women

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
An exhibition celebrating inspirational women from the local community. Held within one of Cliveden's oldest buildings, the Blenheim Pavilion.

A Room of One's Own

Tue 14 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
An audio experience round the gardens. Hear another side of our four Cliveden Women, as interpreted by world renowned writers.

Guided House Tours

Tue 14 Aug 2018
11:00-12:30
Book onto one of our short guided tours to discover more about the fabulous Cliveden House. These tours allow you to see some of the rooms that were once home to Nancy and Waldorf Astor.

Skippered River Cruises

Tue 14 Aug 2018
11:30-15:00
Relax and unwind as you glide along the Thames in one of our skippered boats.