Stourhead House Genius Story

A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a fashionable Palladian villa and the creation of one of the most important 18th century landscape gardens in the country.

Prices

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

Prices

Day Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
1 adult, 2 children £26.50 £24.00
Group Adult N/A £13.60
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.20
Child N/A £2.10
Family N/A £10.50
Group Adult N/A £3.50

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 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...

There is a car parking charge for non-members of £4 for the day.

Coach parking is £10 per day.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Stourhead House
Accessibility
Thirteen stone steps to house entrance, then all showrooms on one level. Stair climber available by contacting us prior to visit.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
11 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
12 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
13 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
14 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
15 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
16 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
17 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
18 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
19 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
20 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
21 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
22 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
23 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
24 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
25 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
26 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
27 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
28 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available
29 March 2018 11:00 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Meet Father Christmas - Sorry, sold out

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-14:00
There's a magical story from the jolly man in red and presents for all the children in his grotto. There'll also be decoration making, games and dressing up.

Christmas Gothic Cottage

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00

The Christmas House

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-15:30
Discover traditions old and new and be inspired with ideas for your own home as you wander through rooms transformed by decorations, flowers, lights and trees.

Stourhead House Behind Closed Doors tours

Mon 08 Jan 2018
11:00-15:00
Rare chances for a guided tour exploring our conservation work and behind the scenes areas of the house.

Stourhead House Genius Story

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

Genius Story introduction walks

Tue 20 Mar 2018
11:00-12:00
Join one of Stourhead's volunteers on a guided introduction to the new Genius story at Stourhead. Discover more about the Hoare family who created this special place on a walk through the spring garden that was described as 'a living work of art'.