Unseen Spaces Tours 2022

After more than two years of disruption, our popular Unseen Spaces Tour has returned! The tour will run every day on weekdays at 2.15pm and will last between 45 minutes up to an hour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Unseen Spaces Tours have been running for many years now and we are hoping to continue to

'unlock' and improve the display of these behind-the-scenes rooms and bring back their past

glory. The tour will continue to give visitors a chance to experience a preview of these spaces

whilst the work is going on and see rooms that have never been open to the public before such as

the King’s Bedroom and Sitting room.

Prices

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

Prices

Standard Price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00
Off Peak (when house is closed*)
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...

Please note that all members must bring their physical membership card for entry. This should be your individually named card. At this time we do not accept third party apps or pictures of your card.

Child Tickets:

Please note that child tickets are for those aged between 5 and 17 years.  Under 5s can visit for free. 

Parking:

Members park for free. Please scan your membership card on the car park machine. Non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

*The house is closed on weekdays from 31st October - 28th February

To help plan your visit and avoid disappointment, please click here and use the calendar to check seasonal opening and closing times.  

The basics

Booking details
Tours are every weekday.
Meeting point
Book your tour on the day at Visitor Reception and then meet outside the second hand bookshop five minutes before the start of the tour.
Accessibility
Please be advised that there are access issues on this tour and you will need to be able to manage walking up and down stairs, and there will be limited opportunities to sit down.
Other
Tours start promptly at 2.15pm from outside the second hand bookshop and will be approximately one hour in length. Maximum 10 people per tour; please note that tickets are booked on a first come, first served on the day at Visitor Reception (tickets are not pre-bookable). The Unseen Spaces tour is free but we would appreciate a small donation to help us with the cost of restoring these rooms. We suggest £2 per person.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Polesden Games - Come out and play

Mon 15 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Challenge yourself to go further, faster and for longer with a summer of fun, family activities. Saturday 16 July to Monday 29 August

Treasured Possessions: Riches of Polesden Lacey

Mon 15 Aug 2022
11:00-15:30
Discover the most significant treasures in Mrs Greville's collection in this fascinating exhibition. Everyday from 25th April to 30th October.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2022

Mon 15 Aug 2022
14:15-15:15
After more than two years of disruption, our popular Unseen Spaces Tour has returned! The tour will run every day on weekdays at 2.15pm and will last between 45 minutes up to an hour.

Bat walks at Polesden Lacey

Wed 17 Aug 2022
20:30-22:30
Discover these wonderful creatures on our Ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their ‘silent’ nocturnal calls with special detectors. Every Wednesday in August from 8.30-10.30pm

Pop-up Shakespeare 2022

Sat 20 Aug 2022
13:30-16:30
Join us for some highly entertaining snippets from three of Shakespeare's most loved plays. Saturday 13 August and Saturday 20 August from 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Lazy Jazz Sundays

Sun 21 Aug 2022
14:00-16:00
Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday.