Conservation In Action

Our cleaning season doesn't finish in the Spring! Meet our award-winning conservation team this year and learn about how they protect and look after the items in our care.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From light damage to pests, dust to humidity, many things can damage our collection. As part of your visit to the Manor, find out how we care for our furniture, ceramics and artwork through our preventative conservation measures.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50
Gallery and Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.10
Child £4.50 £4.05
Family £22.50 £20.25
1 adult, 2 children £13.50 £12.15
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

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...

'Gallery and Garden' entry is required to access tea-room and shop for non-members. Reduced price for whole property ticket from 1 Jan - 16 Feb 2019 due to upper floor closure in Manor.

The basics

Booking details
No booking needed, but you will need a house entry ticket on arrival for access to the Manor.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Conservation days will take place in the Manor, in various locations depending upon the subject being discussed that day.
What to bring and wear
The Manor heating is dependent on the humidity of the day, therefore we recommend an extra layer, even during the summer months.
Accessibility
Conservation days will mainly take place on the ground floor of the Manor which is mostly wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns, please do contact us to discuss further.
Other
Normal Admission costs to the Manor apply for non-members.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 March 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 April 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
8 May 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
12 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
14 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
9 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Events Team
Email
elizabeth.taylor1@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01902 760102

Upcoming events

'Art and Activism' - Artist in Residence exhibition

Tue 19 Feb 2019
12:00-15:00
Kate Charlesworth, illustrator, cartoonist and graphic novelist, took up residence at Wightwick in May, and drew on Virginia Woolf’s essay, 'A Room of One's Own' to create a new exhibition inspired by Wightwick’s past.

February Half Term Family Crafts

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
To commemorate the closing of our theme of 'Women and Power', which started in 2018, we will be rounding off our celebrations with suffrage-themed craft activities.

Suffragette Reenactment - The trial of Emmeline Pankhurst - Extra Dates

Thu 21 Feb 2019
12:30-13:00
Based on the words of Emmeline Pankhurst in her autobiography ‘Suffragette My Own Story’, this live, indoor performance is written by Sam Kick from Sunflower Theatre Arts and stars our wonderful volunteers.

Evelyn De Morgan's Venus and Cupid - Free Curator Talk

Mon 25 Feb 2019
14:00-14:30
Join Sarah Hardy, De Morgan Foundation Curator, introduces the work of the De Morgans on display in the De Morgan Gallery exhibition at Wightwick Manor.

Make more of your photography at Wightwick Manor & Gardens

Tue 26 Feb 2019
10:30-12:30
Join us in the wonderful surroundings here at Wightwick to build on what you already know and see what you can do with your photography. Tutored Sessions for beginners and intermediate level photographers.

Exhibition: Rossetti Pre the Pre-Raphaelites

Mon 04 Mar 2019
12:00-16:00
To celebrate the acquisition of the generous gift of a large number of early Rossetti sketches, we are launching our new exhibition on Monday 4 March 2019.