Guided Tour: The Curious History of Newtown Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall has a fascinating history and to mark 125 years of the National Trust, our tour will guide you around this ancient building and tell you tales from its past.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

As you explore upstairs and down, we'll regale you with stories of Ferguson’s Gang, a group of young women who wore masks and used fictitious names such as Red Biddy, Sister Agatha and Bill Stickers. These eccentric and formidable women were instrumental in raising awareness of the need to protect and preserve valuable places, such as the Old Town Hall, given to the National Trust by them in 1933.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Prices

Newtown Old Town Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.40
Child N/A £2.20
Family N/A £11.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £1.95

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...

Entry to the nature reserve is free. National Trust members can visit the town hall for free.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01983 531622
Suitability
Most suited to adults
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the Old Town Hall (PO30 4PA, SZ423906).
Accessibility
Please be aware that there are steps both outside and within the Old Town Hall.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 May 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Available
13 May 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Available
20 May 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Available
2 September 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Available
16 September 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Membership and Visitor Welcome Manager
Email
isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01983 531622

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Guided Tour: The Curious History of Newtown Old Town Hall

Wed 06 May 2020
14:00-15:00
The Old Town Hall has a fascinating history and to mark 125 years of the National Trust, our tour will guide you around this ancient building and tell you tales from its past.