'Politics in Art' statue trail: as part Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek', take a self-guided tour of Cliveden's statuary collection and understand where political art is positioned across the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Cliveden's vast statue collection draws important parallels to the political climate in which they were acquired.

The Astors (1848-1919) were patrons of art and enthusiastically embraced contemporary sculptors of their day. From sensuously carved figures to ground-breaking techniques, this selection of sculpture demonstrates how Cliveden’s owners were bold and forward-thinking in both their political and artistic choices.

Prices

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

Prices

Gardens and woodlands
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £16.00
Child N/A £9.00
Family N/A £41.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
House (Mar-Oct) Additional charge for non-members
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.00
Child N/A £1.00

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...

Travel to Cliveden by 'green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or café. Mooring at Cliveden Reach is possible at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse. Mooring charges are set at £5 for members and £10 for non-members, per 24 hours. We have roaming River Custodians who will approach moored boats and request this fee. If you do not see a Custodian during your stay, please head up to the National Trust Information Kiosk for payment. As a conservation charity, these fees are vital funds needed to protect and maintain spaces such as the Cliveden Reach. Please note, if you would like to enjoy the gardens or woodlands on your visit, admission to the Cliveden Estate applies.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Pick up the leaflet in the Information Centre.
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly.
Accessibility
Please ring us to discuss your individual access needs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 May 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
28 May 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
1 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
2 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
3 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
4 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
5 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
6 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
7 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
8 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
9 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
10 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
11 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
12 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
13 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
14 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available
15 June 2019 10:30 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01628 605069

Upcoming events

'Letters to Nancy': as part of Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Mon 27 May 2019
10:00-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek' this exhibition unearths letters written to Nancy, from the public, in the controversial run-up to and during her election to parliament.

Tree Climbing

Mon 27 May 2019
10:30-11:30
As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign we bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company.

May half-term trail

Mon 27 May 2019
10:30-14:30
Get the kids outdoors this May half-term by bringing them to this fun-filled sports themed trail, with a craft at the end.

'Politics in Art' statue trail: as part Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Mon 27 May 2019
10:30-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek', take a self-guided tour of Cliveden's statuary collection and understand where political art is positioned across the estate.

Guided Tours of Cliveden House

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-11:30
Book onto one of our short guided tours to discover more about the infamous Cliveden House. These tours allow you to see some of the rooms that were once home to Nancy and Waldorf Astor and soak in the atmosphere of 350 years of history.

Live restoration of the Liddesdale Canoe

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-13:00
See conservation in action as a team of boat builders restore the Liddesdale Canoe, Nancy Astor's private and much loved vessel.