Soundscape tour - July & August

An audio tour exploring the life and music of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who spent his early, formative years up Leith Hill Place.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

This tour will take you to the attics of the house, where you move through four rooms listening to reflections from Vaughan Williams' family and friends, as well as excerpts from his music Duration: approx. 25 minutes.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.00
Child N/A £3.00

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...

There is a suggested donation of £3.50 in the Rhododendron Wood car park for non National Trust members.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for ages 12 and up
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The tour starts from the first floor landing. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour starts to use the facilities.
Accessibility
The Soundscape tour takes place in the attic, up a set of steep winding stairs. There are also roof joists to step over. The tour is also available daily on wand to listen to on the ground floor.
Other
On days when the soundscape isn't running it is possible to borrow an audio guide from reception to listen to the tour as you walk round the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Leith Hill Place
Email
leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01306 711 685

Upcoming events

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Soundscape tour - July & August

Fri 23 Aug 2019
11:30-12:00
An audio tour exploring the life and music of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who spent his early, formative years up Leith Hill Place.

Recital 'Roger Quilter: the Man and his Music'

Sat 24 Aug 2019
14:30-15:30
Join performers Stuart Raeburn, David Elwin and Julia Raeburn for an informal recital at Leith Hill Place.

RCM Lunchtime Concert and Talk

Fri 30 Aug 2019
13:30-14:30
Join us for a fun lunchtime concert and talk by the RCM museum and musicians.

Musical Impressions: Family Drop-in Sessions

Sat 31 Aug 2019
11:30-12:00
Bring the whole family and join us for an interactive music and art drop-in session this summer.

Ralph Vaughan Williams talks series: London: the Dazzle and the Desperation

Sat 31 Aug 2019
18:00-19:30
Writer, broadcaster and historian Andrew Green considers perspectives from and of the Surrey Hills, home to Ralph Vaughan Williams in the late 19th century.