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.

Prices

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

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Late entry pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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...

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. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Polesden Lacey's Rose Festival

Thu 18 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
Prepare to be tickled pink, white and yellow by the gorgeous blooms on show.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Thu 18 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Thu 18 Jul 2019
10:30-11:30
Especially for pre-school toddlers from 18 months old, we are again holding Teddy Bears' Picnics at Polesden Lacey.

New Pop-up Conservation Studio

Thu 18 Jul 2019
12:30-16:30
In our pop-up conservation studio you’ll be able to see how we care for pieces in our collection, from silver to priceless books and works of art. Have a go yourself – we’ll show you how.

Unseen spaces garden tour

Thu 18 Jul 2019
12:45-13:45
Join a garden guide as they take you behind the scenes in this exclusive tour.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Thu 18 Jul 2019
14:15-15:15
We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.