Power Play - Women and Power

From May 2018 Polesden Lacey launched a new programme, Power Play, exploring the social power of inimitable Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville. This is now running until 29th November 2018 and then again from 4th January 2019 until 31st January.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Power Play is part of the National Trust's Women and Power programme, exploring women's lives voices and achievements, marking 100 years since the Representation of the People Act granted some women the right to vote.

Polesden Lacey's programme will explore how Maggie Greville became so influential, and more importantly, how she took advantage of her influence and power.

Prices

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

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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...

We now charge a single entry price for House and Garden admission. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
From quiet beginnings as the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Scottish brewer, Maggie Greville rose up the social ladder to become an influential member of high society, counting the likes of King Edward VII among her close friends. Maggie was known for hosting lavish parties, with guest lists that included not just celebrities and names of the day, but royalty, politicians and ambassadors - powerful people from around the world. Visitors will be able to explore rooms throughout the house, from the extravagantly decorated entertaining rooms on the ground floor, to guest bedrooms on the first floor and the recently-renovated exhibition suite. Come and enjoy our new menu in the café and exciting new lines in the shop and stroll around the garden to discover our reinvigorated planting themes. The house will be open every day, with tours running on weekdays from 11am - 12:30pm followed by free flow exploration in the afternoons and at weekends.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
As part of our Christmas tradition, our theme once again is the fabulous festive parties that Mrs. Greville was renowned for during the 1930s. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a high society Christmas.

Photography Workshops

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:30
Get the best from your camera with one of our own photographers. Understand what all the camera controls do and how they relate to one another. We will cover portraiture, landscape, action, flash and low light photography.

Christmas Wreath Making

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:30-12:30
Bring some of the glories of Polesden foliage into your home this Christmas.

Trust10 10K runs

Sun 23 Dec 2018
08:30-11:00
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.

The Ramblers Walk

Wed 26 Dec 2018
09:30-11:00
Come and join us on a wonderful walk around the Polesden Lacey estate.

Polesdenopoly - Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019

Wed 26 Dec 2018
10:00-15:00
Become a millionaire like Mrs Greville, the last owner of Polesden Lacey, in our fun, outdoor family version of Monopoly.