Front of Hall Talks

Seaton Delaval Hall's expert guides invite you to discover the history of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us every day throughout the open season as we delve in to the layers of the hall's history, from the notorious and outrageous Delaval family to the pioneering restoration work undertaken by the late Lord and Lady Hastings.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Seaton Delaval Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.95 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.50 £17.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.10

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...

Gift Aid entry ncludes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this place.  If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the Central Courtyard by the David and Goliath statue.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 September 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
26 September 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
29 September 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
1 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
2 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
3 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
6 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
8 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
9 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
10 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
15 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
16 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
17 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
20 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
22 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
23 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
24 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
27 October 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available

Upcoming events

Front of Hall Talks

Tue 25 Sep 2018
12:30-13:00
Seaton Delaval Hall's expert guides invite you to discover the history of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem.

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 30 Sep 2018
11:00-13:00
Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts for loved ones, a new toy to keep yourself or an exciting piece of artwork!

Garden talks

Mon 01 Oct 2018
13:30-14:00
Join us every Monday from 26 February to find out what's going on in the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall. Meet a member of our expert team, find out what's in bloom and learn more about the gardens and the landscape surrounding the hall.

Half-term and Halloween fun

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
Join us for some spooky fun this October half term, including a week-long nature trail and our annual Halloween celebration day on Wednesday 31 October.

Delaval Dash

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:30-12:30
Join Seaton Delaval Hall's inaugural Delaval Dash, a fun run around the gardens for children aged 4 and up.