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 their work back in the late 1600s. They will tell stories in the stables at 12, 1.30 and 2.30pm.


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


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

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.
Some of the parkland is steep and uneven in part.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 October 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 November 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Emma Aldred
Call 0117 937 1333

Upcoming events

Conkers, colours and clashes: a deer park tour

Tue 15 Oct 2019
Join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park and discover the beauty and history of this living landscape.

Fruits, seeds and coloured leaves: autumn garden tour

Thu 17 Oct 2019
Join a garden guide for a guided walk around the West garden and enjoy the autumn colour.

Hidden water walk

Thu 17 Oct 2019
Join a guide for a special tour from the natural springs to hidden water chambers in the hillside to the mysterious underground well and stone structure by the lake to track the 'curious water works' of Dyrham Park.

A historic walk through Dyrham village

Fri 18 Oct 2019
Join us for a guided walk around the village of Dyrham for a taste of 17th century village life. Explore the history of significant houses, this beautiful Cotswolds area & the village links with Dyrham Park and the old estate.

Toddler trails on a Tuesday

Tue 22 Oct 2019
For some fresh air and family fun, join one of our trails designed for toddlers; learn about shape, colour and numbers while exploring nature.

Creepy crawly half term trail

Thu 24 Oct 2019
Get your knees knocking this half term as you become a 17th century scientist and follow a trail around the park to find out what gruesome bugs look like under the microscope.