Treasured Possessions: Riches of Polesden Lacey

Discover the most significant treasures in Mrs Greville's collection in this fascinating exhibition. Everyday from 25th April to 30th October.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With masterpieces by some of the world’s greatest and best-known artists, including Frans van Mieris the Elder; chinoiserie pieces by Meissen and exquisite objects by Cartier and Fabergé, the exhibition will showcase over 100 objects. As well as giving a fascinating insight into Mrs Greville's life through the stories told behind the pieces in her collection, the exhibition will explore what it means to be 'treasured'.

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 £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00
Gardens only (when house is closed*)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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...

The gardens, estate, shop, and cafe at Polesden Lacey are open all year. 

*The house is open daily from 1 Mar - 30 Oct, and at weekends only at other times of the year.

To help plan your visit and avoid disappointment, please click here and use the calendar to check seasonal opening and closing times.  

Child Tickets:
Please note that child tickets are for those aged between 5 and 17 years.  Under 5s can visit for free. 

Parking:
Members park for free. Please scan your membership card on the car park machine. Non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Other
As well as the Meissen pieces, there will be a pair of pottery horse heads from early Imperial China (AD 265-589) as well as rare Renaissance maiolica birds, and Mrs Greville’s treasured Staffordshire porcelain tulips. The breadth of the picture collection will be revealed, including French and Italian paintings, rare medieval works, and the finest miniatures in Mrs Greville’s possession. The heart of the display will be the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age, including Frans van Mieris the Elder’s Self-Portrait at the age of 32. In the high society circles, in which Mrs Greville moved, the giving of gifts was an important social ritual. Among the best gifts of all to receive was something from Fabergé. Mrs Greville’s collection of objets d’art will be on display, including animal carvings of rabbits, a frog and even a pink elephant, and, the crowning glory, her Fabergé egg.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Treasured Possessions: Riches of Polesden Lacey

Fri 27 May 2022
13:00-15:30
Discover the most significant treasures in Mrs Greville's collection in this fascinating exhibition. Everyday from 25th April to 30th October.

Half term Jubilee floral crown workshop

Tue 31 May 2022
10:30-12:00
Celebrate the Jubilee during half term by creating your own bespoke floral crown. Suitable for children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult, with morning and afternoon sessions on Tuesday 31 May and Thursday 2 June.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-17:00
Join friends and family for a relaxed and fun weekend in the stunning grounds at Polesden Lacey, with live music and plenty to see and do. Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June

Silver Strollers Walking Group

Fri 03 Jun 2022
10:00-11:30
Join the Silver Strollers walking group for an easy walk with a few steady inclines, taking in some of the best views from Polesden Lacey.

Lazy Jazz Sundays

Sun 05 Jun 2022
14:00-16:00
Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday.

Story Explorers - fun for pre-schoolers

Wed 08 Jun 2022
10:30-12:00
Bring your little story explorers for a morning of fun with a story, rhymes and a fun nature-based craft activity. Every Wednesday from 8th June until 20th July from 10.30 until 12.00