Dress like a Victorian

How would you have looked if you had been alive during the Victorian period? In the house, peruse our costume rail and pick yourself a Victorian outfit to try on.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Please note those dressed as servants might be given work to do about the house.

Prices

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

Prices

Admission from 1 March 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.75 £32.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00

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:

  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...

You'll find important messages about things that will affect your visit in a red box at the top of our homepage. If there's no red box, then there's nothing to report. It's always best to check this before you set off. Admission prices will change on 1 March.

The basics

Suitability
Children must supervise their adults at all times.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Enter the site through Visitor Reception and head up to the house. Access is via timed ticket available on a first come first served basis.
What to bring and wear
It's a good idea to wear layers so you can fit under the costume.
Accessibility
The costume rail is on the ground floor of the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
4 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
5 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
6 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
7 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
8 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
9 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01256 883858

Upcoming events

Victorian children’s play trail

Thu 22 Aug 2019
10:00-16:30
In The Vyne’s gardens look for ten riddles describing toys children played with in Victorian times. Suggested donation £1 plus normal admission.

Geocaching: The lost toys

Fri 23 Aug 2019
10:00-15:30
William Wiggett Chute’s children have been playing in the woods. Unfortunately, these young Victorian adventurers have managed to lose four of their toys along the way. Can you help the children find them again?

Tapestry house trail

Fri 23 Aug 2019
12:00-15:00
We have to repair our tapestries and we need your help in hunting for the lost sections that have been hidden around the house. Suggested donation £1 plus normal admission.

Tapestry weaving

Fri 23 Aug 2019
12:00-16:00
While our 18th-century tapestries are offsite for conservation, you can have a go at weaving threads on a loom in the tapestry room.

Dress like a Victorian

Fri 23 Aug 2019
12:00-16:00
How would you have looked if you had been alive during the Victorian period? In the house, peruse our costume rail and pick yourself a Victorian outfit to try on.

Tormore house trail

Mon 30 Sep 2019
12:00-15:00
Evacuated to The Vyne during the Second World War, pupils from the Tormore Boys School in Deal, Kent came to see The Vyne as their home. Find out what the boys used to get up to in their old school haunt.