Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail

Beware, the past is full of surprises... Take our family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous!

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Cecilia Strickland was known to take hemlock for her ailments, but little did she know it was actually poisoning her. Discover some other popular medicines of the 18th Century and you’ll see why we don’t use them today!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
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Sizergh

Prices

House and garden 16 March - 27 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.75
Garden only 16 March - 27 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Group Adult N/A £7.50
Group Child N/A £3.75
Garden only 28 October - 31 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.40 £4.00
Child £2.20 £2.00
Family £11.00 £10.00
Group Adult N/A £3.80
Group Child N/A £1.90

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...

Pay and display car park.

Members park free.

(Please scan your membership card for your free parking ticket.)

Non-members March - October:

£2 up to 1 hour

£4 up to 2 hours

£6 up to 4 hours

£8 all day

Charges apply dawn until dusk, seven days a week.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 June 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Administrator
Email
sizergh@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015395 60951

Upcoming events

Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail

Mon 17 Jun 2019
10:00-16:00
Beware, the past is full of surprises... Take our family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous!

Guided Walk: Sizergh Fell

Mon 17 Jun 2019
11:00-12:30
Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walk on Sizergh’s farmed estate.

Garden walks

Mon 17 Jun 2019
11:30-12:00
Discover the variety in Sizergh’s seven-hectare garden on a guided walk.

Guided Walk: Helsington Church

Mon 17 Jun 2019
13:30-15:00
Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walk through ancient trees and historic landscape.

The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp

Tue 18 Jun 2019
12:00-15:30
Follow the threads of Sizergh’s textile history from the Anthony and Cleopatra Flemish tapestries, to the newly rediscovered bedspread of James II.

Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters

Tue 18 Jun 2019
12:00-15:30
Explore Cecilia Strickland's life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words.