Picturesque Pioneer

This audio-visual experience features British Pathé footage of Nancy Astor throughout her life, alongside audio clips from the British Library.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This audio-visual experience features British Pathé footage of Nancy Astor throughout her life, alongside audio clips from the British Library. Visit the Sounding Chamber to see larger-than-life projected images of Nancy and hear her voice echoing across the Parterre.

Prices

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

Prices

Gardens and woodlands
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £16.00
Child N/A £9.00
Family N/A £41.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
House (Mar-Oct) Additional charge for non-members
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.00
Child N/A £1.00

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...

To qualify for the group ticket price, the group must be pre-booked through the Cliveden Estate Office 3 weeks in advance. Travel to Cliveden by 'green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or café. Mooring at Cliveden Reach is possible at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse. Mooring charges apply, per 24 hours. We have roaming River Custodians who will approach moored boats and request the fee. If you do not see a Custodian during your stay, please head up to the National Trust Information Kiosk for payment. As a conservation charity, these fees are vital funds needed to protect and maintain spaces such as the Cliveden Reach. Please note, if you would like to enjoy the gardens or woodlands on your visit, admission to the Cliveden Estate applies.  Under 5s go free to enter Cliveden National Trust.  Admission fees apply to non-members only.  National Trust members enter the estate free of charge.  

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Sounding Chamber, under the South Terrace.
What to bring and wear
N/A
Accessibility
Accessible path to South Terrace, please see access map at the Information Centre to avoid staircase down to the Sounding Chamber. Small step into Sounding Chamber.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 November 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 December 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01628 605069

Upcoming events

National Treasure: The search for the Sancy Diamond

Mon 18 Nov 2019
10:00-14:00
Somewhere in Cliveden’s woodland there's a lost treasure waiting to be discovered. Band together to solve the clues and see if you can solve the case of the missing Sancy diamond.

'Astor Voices' Audio Trail

Mon 18 Nov 2019
10:00-17:00
Audio tour featuring the voices of Nancy Astor's grandchildren, sharing their memories of her.

Picturesque Pioneer

Mon 18 Nov 2019
10:00-17:00
This audio-visual experience features British Pathé footage of Nancy Astor throughout her life, alongside audio clips from the British Library.

'Letters to Nancy': as part of Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Mon 18 Nov 2019
10:00-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek' this exhibition unearths letters written to Nancy, from the public, in the controversial run-up to and during her election to parliament.

'Politics in Art' statue trail: as part Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Mon 18 Nov 2019
10:30-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek', take a self-guided tour of Cliveden's statuary collection and understand where political art is positioned across the estate.

Cliveden Critters workshops

Wed 20 Nov 2019
10:30-11:30
These workshops teach little ones the value of nature from a young age. In a small group, they'll explore Cliveden's estate and create their own adventure.