Historical Interpreters

A performance group re-enacts short vignettes inspired by Nancy Astor's life.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in Parliament. After which, Cliveden became a hub for social politicking; from fiery dinners with Winston Churchill to glittering parties attended by Charlie Chaplin, Nancy Astor's diverse social connections propelled Cliveden into the spotlight.

Learn more about the controversy which surrounded Nancy Astor's life and the complicated characters she courted, performed by our historical interpreters in Cliveden's gardens.

Prices

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

Prices

Gardens and woodlands
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £16.00
Child N/A £9.00
Family N/A £41.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
House (Mar-Oct) Additional charge for non-members
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.00
Child N/A £1.00

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...

To qualify for the group ticket price, the group must be pre-booked through the Cliveden Estate Office 3 weeks in advance. Travel to Cliveden by 'green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or café. Mooring at Cliveden Reach is possible at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse. Mooring charges are set at £5 for members and £10 for non-members, per 24 hours. We have roaming River Custodians who will approach moored boats and request this fee. If you do not see a Custodian during your stay, please head up to the National Trust Information Kiosk for payment. As a conservation charity, these fees are vital funds needed to protect and maintain spaces such as the Cliveden Reach. Please note, if you would like to enjoy the gardens or woodlands on your visit, admission to the Cliveden Estate applies.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please head to the information centre to find out where to meet
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
21 September 2019 10:45 - 11:15 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
25 September 2019 10:45 - 11:15 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
28 September 2019 10:45 - 11:15 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

National Treasure: The search for the Sancy Diamond

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-14:00
Somewhere in Cliveden’s woodland there's a lost treasure waiting to be discovered. Band together to solve the clues and see if you can solve the case of the missing Sancy diamond.

'Astor Voices' Audio Trail

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
Audio tour featuring the voices of Nancy Astor's grandchildren, sharing their memories of her.

Picturesque Pioneer

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
This audio-visual experience features British Pathé footage of Nancy Astor throughout her life, alongside audio clips from the British Library.

'Letters to Nancy': as part of Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek' this exhibition unearths letters written to Nancy, from the public, in the controversial run-up to and during her election to parliament.

'Politics in Art' statue trail: as part Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:30-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek', take a self-guided tour of Cliveden's statuary collection and understand where political art is positioned across the estate.

Historical Interpreters

Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:45-11:15
A performance group re-enacts short vignettes inspired by Nancy Astor's life.