Dovetail, Biscuit, Splat

Thomas Chippendale inspired countless designers and craftspeople to copy his styles, techniques and trademark quality. Be part of the #Chipster generation in 2018 by joining in creative workshops to make your own masterpieces.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Working with local artists, you'll get the chance to roll up your sleeves and get hands on with a range of techniques and materials. Make sure you explore Chippendale's showrooms on the first floor of the house for colour, texture and shape inspiration. Drop in to creative sessions every school holiday and look out for pre-bookable adult workshops throughout the year to learn a new skill.

The mark of a true #Chipster...can you tell us what 'dovetail, biscuit splat' means?

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.75 £11.55
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.80 £28.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.80
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.95 £18.10
Group Adult N/A £6.15

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Access to Parkland is free. There is a £4 car parking charge (free for National Trust members).

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
Part of Nostell's #InteriorWorlds celebrations for #Chippendale300. Please note there are exhibitions and activities available between Wednesday 2 May and Sunday 28 October including some pop-up workshops for as part of Dovetail, Biscuit, Splat. For the full programme of workshops and activities, please see separate event listings for dates, times and prices.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
3 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
4 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
5 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
6 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
9 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
10 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
11 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
12 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
13 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
16 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
17 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
18 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
19 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
20 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
23 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
24 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
25 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
26 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available
27 May 2018 13:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
nostellpriory@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01924 863892

Upcoming events

Visit the second-hand book shop

Thu 19 Apr 2018
12:00-16:00
Settle down with a hot cuppa and a gripping read in Nostell's second-hand book shop. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 4pm from Saturday 14 April until Sunday 28 October 2018.

Behind the scenes Stables tours

Thu 19 Apr 2018
14:00-15:00
Learn all about the Winn family's love of horses and the hidden areas of the stable block that visitors don't normally see.

Friday Health Walk

Fri 20 Apr 2018
10:30-11:30
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Parkrun

Sat 21 Apr 2018
09:00-10:00
Join in this free weekly 5km timed run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Junior parkrun

Sun 22 Apr 2018
09:00-10:00
Join the weekly junior parkrun, a timed 2km run for children aged 4 - 14. It's open to all, free, safe and easy to take part in - what are you waiting for?

Muck-in day

Sun 22 Apr 2018
10:00-12:00
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to look after Nostell's outdoor areas? Don your wellies and join the gardeners for hands-on activities through the seasons, from mulching veg beds and watering plants to leaf clearing.