The Lost Tapestries

On this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Young explorers will love this quest through ancient grounds in search of little boxes containing jigsaw pieces. Find all the boxes, retrieve all the pieces and assemble your jigsaw to reveal a scene from one of The Vyne's 18th-century tapestries undergoing conservation.

Suggested donation £1 per trail sheet. All proceeds from this trail go towards the conservation of The Vyne's tapestries.

Prices

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

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.75
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.00 £28.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80

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...

You'll find important messages about things that will affect your visit in a red box at the top of our homepage. If there's no red box, then there's nothing to report. It's always best to check this before you set off. 

The basics

Booking details
No need to book.
Suitability
Children must supervise their adults at all times.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your trail sheet for a suggested donation of £5.
What to bring and wear
Pack wellies and a coat in case you get caught in a shower and wrap up warm.
Accessibility
All boxes are hidden within reach of gravel pathways around the gardens. These are wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Other
Tip: After you've completed the trail, why not go to the Brewhouse tea-room for a hot chocolate and take the opportunity to piece together your jigsaw?

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01256 883858

Upcoming events

The Lost Tapestries

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
On this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception.

Shifting landscapes photography trail and competition

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Running 1 June to 9 September, witness how much the landscape at The Vyne changes as the seasons come and go and submit your own snaps in a photography competition by 13 August.

Behind-the-scenes house tours

Tue 03 Jul 2018
10:30-11:30
Find out the conservation challenges involved when changing the layout of a historic house.

Gardens seasonal walk

Thu 19 Jul 2018
14:00-15:30
Back by popular demand, join our gardener on a seasonal stroll through the gardens and learn more about the highlights on show.

Outdoor theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

Sat 04 Aug 2018
17:45-22:00
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...? This energetic production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons gives this play a hilarious twist!

Outdoor theatre: The Tempest

Sat 11 Aug 2018
17:45-22:00
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.' The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to The Vyne's north lawn to perform this Shakespearian classic.