Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside's past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
From Saturday 12 May to Sunday 30 September, you can discover Fiona's Your sweetest empire is to please, sitting alongside Mary Eleanor's original orangery within the gardens. Fiona's artwork reflects her interest in historical landscape, ownership and gender politics, and has created a folly that explores Mary Eleanor's love for botany during a time when women enjoying hobbies was slightly taboo.
- Event ticket prices
|Additional Family - 1 adult||£18.30||£16.60|
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.
|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.
For Gibside summer nights, it's free entry for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe / pub).
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Please check the website for opening times before visiting.
- Your sweetest empire is to please, is part of Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience'. A research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). For more information visit http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mcahe/
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