Costumed storytellers

Costumed storytellers dressed as 17th-century servants will be wandering around the house and garden talking about myths of the time.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Storytellers will be popping up to talk to visitors as they go about their servants' duties, sharing nuggets of knowledge about how herbs were used in the kitchen and in medicine in the late 1600s.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30

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 there is now a single entry fee for Dyrham Park that covers entry to the park, garden, house, tea-room and shop. Free entry to National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Children very welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
They will be strolling around the house and garden.
What to bring and wear
No special equipment needed.
Accessibility
Some of the parkland is steep and uneven in part.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Elizabeth Marshall
Email
elizabeth.marshall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01179371333

Upcoming events

The great outdoors family trail

Thu 22 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
This summer holidays you can explore the parkland through a self-led trail. This year’s trail includes lots of activities to tick off your 50 things list, such as cloud-watching, wild art, having fun with sticks and den-building.

Seventeenth century tea tasting

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:30-16:00
You can try a taste of the seventeenth century with a tea that Dyrham Park's William Blathwayt would have had in his household.

Nature, nurture and care: a deer park tour

Fri 23 Aug 2019
11:00-12:00
Join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park as they share how we care for our historic landscape.

Costumed storytellers

Fri 23 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
Costumed storytellers dressed as 17th-century servants will be wandering around the house and garden talking about myths of the time.

Perennial passions: a summer garden tour

Fri 23 Aug 2019
12:00-13:00
See the blooms and bright colours of summer as you tour round our formal gardens with our knowledgeable garden guides.

Accessible parkland tours

Tue 27 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Our ranger guide will take you to parts of the parkland which are more difficult to access in the Polaris vehicle.