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
|1 adult, 2 children||£23.10||£21.00|
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
- 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:
|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 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.
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.
- 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: www.silentspace.org.uk