Tales from the High Seas

On this anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, 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.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.70 £7.80
Child £4.35 £3.90
Family £21.75 £19.50
Group Adult N/A £7.40
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.30 £3.80
Child £2.15 £1.90
Family £10.75 £9.50

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.

The basics

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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2017 14:00 - 14:30 Available

Upcoming events

Tales from the High Seas

Sat 21 Oct 2017
On this anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits

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