Power Play - Women and Power

From May Polesden Lacey launches a new programme, Power Play, exploring the social power of inimitable Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville.

  • 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 new 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 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...

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
22 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Rose Garden in June at Polesden Lacey

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
One of the highlights of any visit to Polesden Lacey is the stunning rose garden, and June is the month it really comes into its own. Throughout June, the rambling roses that adorn the rustic pergola come into bloom for the only time this year.

Power Play - Women and Power

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
From May Polesden Lacey launches a new programme, Power Play, exploring the social power of inimitable Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville.

Exhibition: Beyond the Dragon - Maggie's Asian Treasures

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:30-16:00
When Margaret Greville died in 1942, she left not only Polesden Lacey to the National Trust, but also her London home as well as their contents. A collection of over 9,000 items is now housed at Polesden Lacey.

Unseen Spaces Tour

Fri 22 Jun 2018
14:15-15:15
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13:30-16:30
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