Threads of Narrative
Step into the Laundry to discover a new artistic textile installation inspired by the Bankes Archive and the lives and stories of some of the women of the Bankes family who have shaped Kingston Lacy.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Threads of Narrative is an artistic textile response to the Dorset History Centre’s Unlocking the Bankes Archive project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
One of Dorset’s largest and most noteworthy archive collection, the Bankes Archive is stored in 800 boxes and is made up of approximately 25,000 individual items.
Artists have worked in collaboration with the archive to produce artwork inspired by some of the many documents and photographs contained within the collection.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
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.
From March to the end of October we offer a twilight ticket price from 4pm - 6pm. Twilight tickets are valid for entry to the garden and parkland (including the Woodland Trail) only.
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- The Laundry is wheelchair accessible.
- Threads of Narrative does not require a house entry ticket to view.
|23 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|24 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|25 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|26 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|27 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|28 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|29 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|30 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|31 July 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|1 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|2 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|3 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|4 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|5 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|6 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|7 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|8 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|9 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|10 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|
|11 August 2018||10:00 - 18:00||Available|