Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
When people think of the National Trust, cream tea is often one of the first things to spring to mind. But there’s so much more to experience. Join our staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to keep Polesden Lacey special, for a series of intimate talks, tours and activities.
There are several highlights throughout the offer to keep coming back for more, whether it’s getting your hands grubby in a bug hunt, meeting a head gardener from the past or doing a spot of statue scrubbing.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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:
|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.
National Trust members and under 5s are free.
Late entry pricing: we offer a reduced entry price if you arrive during the last hour of house opening.
£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception).
Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day.
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Check our website for a list of up to date tours, talks and activities which will be available during your visit. Alternatively, pick up a copy of our ‘What’s On’ leaflet in Reception to find out what behind the scenes opportunities there are at Polesden Lacey today.
|22 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|23 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|24 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|25 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|26 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|27 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|28 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|29 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|30 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|31 August 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|1 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|2 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|3 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|4 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|5 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|6 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|7 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|8 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|9 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|10 September 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|