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.

On Wednesday 24th October join us for a special session where we will be joined by a Georgian sailor sharing stories and demonstrating artefacts from the time. It will be in the garden before 13:00 and the Library from 13:00 onwards.

Prices

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

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 16
N/A £8.50

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
  • 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
Garden 12:00-13:00 Library 13:00-16:00
Accessibility
Accessible to wheelchairs

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 14:00 - 14:15 Available
19 October 2019 14:00 - 14:15 Available

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

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