Objects in focus: Hardstones

Our new Object in Focus series showcases items from Ralph Dutton's personal hardstone collection.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hinton Ampner turns the spotlight on specially selected hardstone objects in its collection, some of the finest in the National Trust. The displays will also feature an important loan from the Gilbert Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Objects in Focus: Hardstones is available to view every day from Sunday 1 September until Sunday 17 November, 11am to 3.30pm.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.25 £15.50
Child £8.75 £7.75
Family £43.25 £38.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Garden only and winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.25 £11.00
Child £6.25 £5.50
Family £30.75 £27.50

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...

Children under 5 years are admitted free of charge.

The standard family group is for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

The basics

Suitability
We do not recommend this event for children.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is in the main house.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather. You may be asked to wear over shoes if your shoes are very muddy.
Accessibility
The ground floor of the house is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately there is no lift available to the first floor.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
21 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
23 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
24 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
25 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
26 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
27 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
28 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
29 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
30 September 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
1 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
2 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
3 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
4 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
5 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
6 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
7 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
8 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available
9 October 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Hinton Events
Email
hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01962 793511

Upcoming events

Objects in focus: Hardstones

Fri 20 Sep 2019
11:00-15:30
Our new Object in Focus series showcases items from Ralph Dutton's personal hardstone collection.

Objects in focus: Tours with the Curator

Tue 01 Oct 2019
14:00-15:00
Discover Objects in Focus: Hardstones with an afternoon tour lead by our curator, Rebecca Wallis.

Objects in focus: Specialist demonstrations by Thomas Greenaway

Fri 04 Oct 2019
14:00-15:00
Discover more about ‘painting in stone’ from Thomas Greenaway, one of the very few craftspeople in the UK traditionally trained in the sixteenth-century techniques of inlaid hardstones.

October half-term trail: Frankenstein trail

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-15:30
Discover the untold side of the story of Frankenstein, while exploring Hinton’s autumnal grounds.

Winter conservation opening

Mon 13 Jan 2020
11:00-14:00
Peek inside the Entrance Hall as the house team prepare for the re-opening of the House.