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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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
18 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
21 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
23 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
24 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
25 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
28 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
30 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
31 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
1 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
4 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
6 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
7 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
8 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
11 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
14 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
15 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
18 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
20 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
21 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Front of Hall Talks

Wed 18 Jul 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.

Picnic in the Paddock

Sat 21 Jul 2018
13:00-15:00
The perfect backdrop to your picnic - live music featuring a range of styles from jazz to brass to steel pans.

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 22 Jul 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!

Delavals' Delight Summer Trail

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
Come and join the hunt with quizzes and activities as you search for the stories of the Delaval family. Find something new each week - there are prizes if you collect all six.

Garden talks

Mon 23 Jul 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.

Make & Do - Extra dates for School Holidays 2018

Wed 25 Jul 2018
11:00-13:00
In addition to our usual Sunday activities, our Make & Do team will be around on Wednesdays during the school holidays, and Monday to Friday during week commencing 27 August