Exhibition: Blue on Wight

An exhibition of colourful ceramic artwork by local artist Gillian Mountford, set against the backdrop of the historic Old Town Hall.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Gillian creates works in vibrant blues and bright whites that are combined using traditional Agateware techniques that mimic the layers of Agate rocks. The results are beautiful and unique earthenware ceramics that have both a decorative and functional use in the home.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall


Newtown Old Town Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.65 £4.20
Child £2.35 £2.10
Family £11.55 £10.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.90

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...

Entry to the nature reserve is free. National Trust members can visit the town hall for free.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the Old Town Hall PO30 4PA (SZ 423 906).


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

The Custodian
Call 01983 531785

Upcoming events

Exhibition: Blue on Wight

Sat 23 Jun 2018
An exhibition of colourful ceramic artwork by local artist Gillian Mountford, set against the backdrop of the historic Old Town Hall.

Tales of Newtown

Sun 24 Jun 2018
To celebrate the centenary of the first act to give women the right to vote, join our guided tour to discover how the history of the Old Town Hall owes much to the mysterious all-female Ferguson's Gang.

Magnificent Meadows Day

Sat 07 Jul 2018
Celebrate National Meadows Day with our family activities and short walk to find out what makes the flower-rich meadows at Newtown so special.

Newtown Wildlife Walk

Sun 15 Jul 2018
On our gentle walk, we'll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover the wildlife that lives here.

Things on the Wing

Sat 28 Jul 2018
As part of the Big Butterfly Count and National Moth Week, we'll be running ranger led walks at 11am and at 2pm around the meadows and woods of Newtown to look out for anything flying.

Exhibition: Loren Thorn - The Singing Crafter

Tue 31 Jul 2018
An exhibition of needlefelted pictures by local artist Loren Thorn, depicting wildlife and nature.