Silent Space

Every Monday afternoon, take a moment to switch off and take in the surroundings in our dedicated Silent Space at Polesden Lacey.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We've reserved a space in the Upper Sunken Garden for silent visiting. Once inside the Silent Space, we stop talking, turn off our phones and cameras, and switch off from social media. A wildflower meadow in the spring and summer, the space is filled with wildflowers, butterflies, and bees. In the Autumn, it explodes into a firework of autumn colours, and in winter it turns into a frosty dream. Sit down on one of the benches tucked away in the shrubbery and enjoy a good book, or just take a moment to relax and enjoy nature. As little as five minutes will help us to enjoy the restorative benefits of being peaceful in a green place.


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


Standard Price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00
Off Peak (when house is closed*)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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...

Please note that all members must bring their physical membership card for entry. This should be your individually named card. At this time we do not accept third party apps or pictures of your card.

Child Tickets:

Please note that child tickets are for those aged between 5 and 17 years.  Under 5s can visit for free. 


Members park for free. Please scan your membership card on the car park machine. Non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

*The house is closed on weekdays from 31st October - 28th February

To help plan your visit and avoid disappointment, please click here and use the calendar to check seasonal opening and closing times.  

The basics

Meeting point
You'll find the Silent Space in the Upper Sunken Garden
What to bring and wear
Just bring yourself, but please dress for the weather.
Visit the Silent Space website for more information:

Contact Info

Polesden Lacey
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Polesden Games - Come out and play

Sun 14 Aug 2022
Challenge yourself to go further, faster and for longer with a summer of fun, family activities. Saturday 16 July to Monday 29 August

Treasured Possessions: Riches of Polesden Lacey

Sun 14 Aug 2022
Discover the most significant treasures in Mrs Greville's collection in this fascinating exhibition. Everyday from 25th April to 30th October.

Lazy Jazz Sundays

Sun 14 Aug 2022
Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2022

Mon 15 Aug 2022
After more than two years of disruption, our popular Unseen Spaces Tour has returned! The tour will run every day on weekdays at 2.15pm and will last between 45 minutes up to an hour.

Bat walks at Polesden Lacey

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Discover these wonderful creatures on our Ranger-guided walks. See the bats dart and dive and hear their ‘silent’ nocturnal calls with special detectors. Every Wednesday in August from 8.30-10.30pm

Pop-up Shakespeare 2022

Sat 20 Aug 2022
Join us for some highly entertaining snippets from three of Shakespeare's most loved plays. Saturday 13 August and Saturday 20 August from 1.30pm and 3.00pm