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.
View admission charges
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 price includes a voluntary 10% donation 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. You will be asked to pay the Gift Aid admission unless you request to pay the Standard Admission

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
26 February 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
27 February 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
28 February 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
3 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
5 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
6 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
7 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
10 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
12 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
14 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
17 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
19 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
20 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
21 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
24 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
26 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
27 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
28 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
31 March 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available

See more

Upcoming events

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 25 Feb 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!

Front of Hall Talks

Mon 26 Feb 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.

Garden talks

Mon 26 Feb 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.

Mother's Day

Sun 11 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
Treat Mum to a special day out this Mother's Day!

Dusk 'Til Dawn at the Hall: Delaval Dawn Chorus

Sun 25 Mar 2018
06:30-08:00
A chance to encounter one of nature's greatest phenomena, the dawn chorus, at Seaton Delaval Hall.

Make & Do - Extra dates for School Holidays 2018

Wed 04 Apr 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