Forties music weekend

Step back in time to the 1940s and sing along to music from the Home Front.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover what life was like at Croft when it was a school during the war and find out more about Henry Page Croft’s role as Undersecretary of State for War and Edward Croft Murray’s vital contribution to the war effort as one of the Monuments Men.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.40 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.50 £30.00
1 adult, 3 children £20.10 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70

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 family ticket allows 2 adults and up to 3 children.

The basics

Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
There is a ramp into the castle and the ground floor is fully accessible. The first floor is only accessible via stairs.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 01568 780246

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Heritage Open Day

Sat 14 Sep 2019
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Backstage pass - Access all areas with the house team

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Go behind the scenes this September and discover parts of the collection and castle you've never seen before.