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.

Prices

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

Prices

March to October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30
Twilight Tickets
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.25 £4.75

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.

  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 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.

Please note...

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.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
The Laundry is wheelchair accessible.
Other
Threads of Narrative does not require a house entry ticket to view.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
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

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Upcoming events

Threads of Narrative

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:00-18:00
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.

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Mon 23 Jul 2018
11:00-11:15
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, including 'Beyond the Portrait', a new installation for 2018. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 26 Jul 2018
09:30-11:00
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Outdoor theatre: The Merchant of Venice

Thu 26 Jul 2018
19:00-21:30
Shakespeare's great courtroom drama is by turns thrilling, funny, romantic and unsettling. International award-winning Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Summer storytelling

Mon 30 Jul 2018
12:00-12:45
Join award winning storyteller Michele O'Brien on an interactive experience around the gardens.