Living History Hour

Join the Claydon learning team dressed in period costume for an hour of living history. Discover what life was like in the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale and find out about her links to Claydon.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

​Join our enthusiastic learning team, dressed in period costume, as they explore life during the Crimean war and Florence Nightingale's role in it. Get the whole family involved in discovering life as a Crimean soldier and what conditions were like in the hospitals.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £14.00
Child N/A £7.00
Family N/A £35.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.00
Child £4.50 £4.00
Family £22.50 £20.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.60
Gardens (NT members)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50
Gardens (non-members)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.00
Child N/A £3.00
Family N/A £15.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

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...

Please note that the gardens are opened by kind permission of the Verney family and managed by the Claydon Estate. Seperate charge applies for garden entry, including for NT members.

All under 5s are admitted free to the house and gardens.

The basics

Suitability
All children welcome but best suited to ages 6-10.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please meet at reception
What to bring and wear
You don't need to bring anything, we've got costumes you can borrow.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Claydon House
Email
claydon@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01296 730349

Upcoming events

Plaster workshops

Wed 21 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Create your own beautiful plaster work inspired by the library ceiling conservation project.

Living History Hour

Fri 23 Aug 2019
14:00-15:00
Join the Claydon learning team dressed in period costume for an hour of living history. Discover what life was like in the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale and find out about her links to Claydon.

Cancelled: Verney house tour

Fri 30 Aug 2019
18:30-21:30
Discover new stories as you follow this tour by Nicholas and Alexandra Verney. Followed by a two-course dinner in the Phoenix Kitchen.