Tales from the High Seas

Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Meet in the library for a résumé of the naval exploits of the Hyde Parker family. From the Baltic to the Caribbean or from the Indian to the Atlantic Oceans, the Hyde Parker family were a sea-faring dynasty. Each month more stories of daring do will be revealed.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.10 £8.20
Child £4.55 £4.10
Family £22.75 £20.50
Group Adult N/A £7.70
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.40 £4.90
Child £2.70 £2.45
Family £13.50 £12.25

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...

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
In the library
Accessibility
Accessible to wheelchairs

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 August 2018 14:00 - 14:15 Available
22 September 2018 14:00 - 14:15 Available
27 October 2018 14:00 - 14:15 Available

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Tales from the High Seas

Sat 25 Aug 2018
14:00-14:15
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits

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