Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, will be coming to Buckland Abbey.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A rare opportunity to see this wonderful Elizabethan portrait exhibited outside of London and in the sea farer’s former home in Devon.

The painting now at Buckland Abbey is part of the National Portrait Gallery’s COMING HOME programme, which will see the Gallery lend 50 portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated.

Prices

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

Prices

House, garden and estate (Feb - Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family one adult £20.40 £18.30
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.70
Garden and estate (Jan - Feb and Oct - Dec)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family one adult £13.20 £12.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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...

Members of the National Trust can enter Buckland Abbey, the garden and estate for free. Thinking about joining? Pop into Visitor Welcome when you arrive at Buckland Abbey to find out more.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
The exhibition will be in the Nave Gallery which has wheel chair access via the main entrance door.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
22 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
23 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
24 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
25 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
26 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
27 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
28 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
29 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
30 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
31 July 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
1 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
2 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
3 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
4 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
5 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
6 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
7 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
8 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
9 August 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Buckland Abbey
Email
bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01822 853607

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Sun 21 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
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Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

Sun 21 Jul 2019
11:00-16:30
This year the portrait of Sir Francis Drake, which belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, will be coming to Buckland Abbey.

Summer of Fun - Tudor teddy bears picnic

Fri 26 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Bring your favorite teddy and head out to the Elizabethan tent to enjoy your picnic.

Summer of Fun at Buckland Abbey

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:00-16:30
A summer of adventures, crafts and discoveries awaits at Buckland Abbey. With a new exhibition in the Nave gallery and lots of family activities, you'll want to come back again and again.

Summer of Fun- Outdoor Games

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:00-16:30
Let off some steam and join in the fun!

Summer Pine Cone Snowy Owl making

Sat 27 Jul 2019
11:00-15:30
Inspired by the animals in our Summer trail? Create your own to take home.