Why Melford Hall Looks Like it Does

A tour looking at the external architecture and fabric of Melford Hall, exploring the different styles and building periods to be found on the building. The tour will explain how the history of Melford Hall has been recorded in the building we...

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  • Admission applies

A tour looking at the external architecture and fabric of Melford Hall, exploring the different styles and building periods to be found on the building. The tour will explain how the history of Melford Hall has been recorded in the building we see today, which is the result of at least five centuries of building and rebuilding. The tour will also show how the current appearance of the building isn’t necessarily what it seems to be!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £4.50
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Melford Hall

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

Booking details
Call 03442 491 895
Suitability
Not suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at visitor reception
What to bring and wear
Tour is outdoors so please wear clothing suitable to the weather on the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 September 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available

Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Mon 26 Aug 2019
12:00-17:00
An exhibition, in our Banqueting House, of facsimile sketches by Beatrix Potter. These sketches drawn whilst visiting her cousins, the Hyde Parkers, are inspired by Melford Hall and the surrounding area.

Conservation in action

Wed 28 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
Meet our conservation staff and volunteers who will demonstrate and explain the work that goes to keep the collections at Melford Hall looking their best

Books - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 30 Aug 2019
15:00-15:30
Our Friday afternoon talks provide unique insights into the many facets of our collection at Melford Hall.

Beatrix Potter and her art - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 06 Sep 2019
15:00-15:30
Join our Volunteer guide to learn more about the House that Beatrix Potter was inspired by during her many stays at Melford Hall. Explore some of the illustrations installed in the West Bedroom, her room during her visits, and how she left her...

Three Mills Walk

Sat 07 Sep 2019
10:00-13:00
A guided walk along the the old railway line and taking in three water mills as well as Sudbury's famous water meadows

Tales from the High Seas

Sat 21 Sep 2019
14:00-14:15
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits