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
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

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Summer Holiday Craft Activities

Thu 22 Aug 2019
10:00-15:00
Come and enjoy our wonderful summer craft activities with a different craft on each of the six weeks of the summer holidays. Some of our old favourites will feature, such as kite making and flying and the ever popular snail racing.

Photography Workshops

Thu 22 Aug 2019
10:00-16:30
Get the best from your camera with one of our own photographers. Understand what all the camera controls do and how they relate to one another. We will cover portraiture, landscape, action, flash and low light photography.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Thu 22 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

Unseen spaces garden tour

Thu 22 Aug 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 22 Aug 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.

Polesden's Beekeeper Visits

Fri 23 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Have you ever wondered what bees do for us? Our very own beekeeper at Polesden will be visiting to tell you what's so great about bees and will even have some of his own honey for you to sample...