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.
View admission charges
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 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
23 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Sir Francis Drake comes home to Buckland Abbey

Sat 21 Sep 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.

Elizabethan Weekend

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-16:30
Step back to the Elizabethan era as falconers, costumed characters, dancers and musicians take over Buckland Abbey.

1,000 willow wishing stars workshop

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:30-15:00
Can you help us create 1,000 willow wishing stars to hang from the barn ceiling for Christmas?

Abbey Art tours

Mon 23 Sep 2019
14:00-15:00
Come and join our volunteer Steve, as he takes you around the abbey to explore the artwork in the house.

Volunteer Recruitment Weekend

Sat 12 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
Ever thought about volunteering?

October Half Term Family Fun

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-16:30
With events and activities for all ages, Buckland is a fantastic place to spend a day out this autumn.