Heath Robinson: Dreams and Machines exhibition
From quirky machinery to exquisite watercolours, this varied exhibition showcases all the wit and talent of a household name.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
In the 1930s, Heath Robinson became known as "The Gadget King", and he is still most widely remembered for his detailed drawings of eccentric, over-complicated contraptions. But he was also a talented painter, trained at the Royal Academy. Our exhibition features over 60 works covering the extraordinary breadth of his work, from humorous magazine illustrations to dream-like watercolour landscapes and scenes from Shakespeare.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
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.
|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.
Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Meeting point
- The exhibition is in the gallery on the top floor of the house, accessible through the West Entrance.
- The gallery is on the second floor. We have digital versions of exhibitions on iPads available on lower levels for anyone unable to climb the stairs.
|20 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|21 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|22 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|23 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|24 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|25 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|26 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|27 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|28 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|29 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|30 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|31 January 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|1 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|2 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|3 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|4 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|5 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|6 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|7 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|8 February 2018||11:00 - 16:00||Available|