Toxic Beauty

A new exhibition introducing the tragic tale of Maria Gunning, the first wife of the 6th Earl of Coventry.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step into her story and find out why this famous beauty died at only 27 years old.

During the 18th century, Maria Gunning, was a famous society beauty and renowned ‘celebrity’ of her day. This exhibition gives visitors snippets about her life in which she died from the effects of applying lead based make up at such an early age.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Croome

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult N/A £10.00
Group Child N/A £5.00
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.60
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £21.00 £19.05
Group Adult N/A £6.70
Group Child N/A £3.35

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...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Tapestry Room in the Court

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Booking department
Email
croome@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01905 371006

Upcoming events

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Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Artist in residence Antony Bridge launches a new exhibition for the National Trust's year of Women and Power.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott exhibition: Art in Architecture

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Jilly is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist.

Toxic Beauty

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
A new exhibition introducing the tragic tale of Maria Gunning, the first wife of the 6th Earl of Coventry.

Soul to Sole exhibition

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Step into the basement of Croome Court and discover characters from Croome's long history encapsulated within a pair of shoes.

House Tours at Croome Court

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Join one of our fascinating house tours led by volunteers. Tours include; Romp through the bedrooms, At home with the 6th Earl.

I Am Archive exhibition

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Discover 'I Am Archive' an innovative display containing a collection of artifacts and stories which aim to share the fascinating tales of some of Croome's characters.