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.
- 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
- 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:
|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.
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.
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- 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.
|18 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|19 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|20 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|21 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|22 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|23 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|24 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|25 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|26 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|27 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|28 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|29 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|30 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|31 August 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|1 September 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|2 September 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|3 September 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|4 September 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|5 September 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|6 September 2018||10:00 - 17:00||Available|