Look Sharp!

Not just for the kids. Take a closer look at the bladed weapons in Cotehele House

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This is your chance to handle some of our bladed weapons that usually hang on the walls. Don't forget to bring your camera, you'll be able to amaze all of your friends.


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


House, garden and mill
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £32.00 £29.00
Family (1 adult, 3 children) £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
Car park
Gift Aid Standard
Vehicle N/A £3.00

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...

The garden and estate is open all year round. Car parking is free to National Trust members, please scan your membership card to obtain a free ticket at the car parking machines. Machines accept coins only. ~~ Groups must be booked in advance on 01579 351346.

The basics

This event is fun for everyone age 4+
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
This event is in our Great Hall
Look out for the Medieval family-fun activities weekdays in summer. See details on our website or ring our property office for details 01579 351346.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 July 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
2 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
9 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
16 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01579 351346 press 0

Upcoming events

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river.

The Butterfly Count

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Pick up your count sheet and head to a quiet spot either in the garden or around the mill to see how many varieties of butterfly you can see enjoying this special place with you.

'Seasons of Change' in Cotehele Gallery

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Cotehele Gallery exhibits and sells the work of West Country artists and craft makers. This exhibition features the work of local landscape watercolour painter Peter Dolbear and handcrafted mirrors created by Joan Bose.

Milling days at Cotehele Mill

Thu 19 Jul 2018
Adventure down to Cotehele Mill on Thursdays and Sundays to see the mill in action.

Look Sharp!

Thu 26 Jul 2018
Not just for the kids. Take a closer look at the bladed weapons in Cotehele House

Costume Sundays at Cotehele Mill

Sun 29 Jul 2018
Come and meet the mill team dressed in Victorian costume.