Ultimate STEM challenge

William Armstrong was a great scientist and inventor who made Cragside the first house to be powered by hydroelectricity

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This May half-term you can follow in Armstrong's footsteps and have some serious fun with STEM challenges (science, technology, engineering and maths). Get your brain cells ticking as you learn to generate your own electricity or try other experiments at the home where modern living began.

Prices

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

Prices

Winter 1 January - 8 February
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.30 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £20.70 £18.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30
Gardens and woodland only 9 February - 4 November
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50
Whole property 9 February - 4 November
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £16.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Winter 5 November - 31 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.30 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £20.70 £18.80
Group Adult
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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Support Cragside by becoming a National Trust member and pay nothing when you visit. Join today: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

The basics

Suitability
Event suitable for children
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Cragside
Email
cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01669 620333

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Ultimate STEM challenge

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-15:00
William Armstrong was a great scientist and inventor who made Cragside the first house to be powered by hydroelectricity