Moth Morning

Learn more about the beautiful moths that call Gibside their home.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every Tuesday evening we set a moth trap so we can learn more about these fascinating insects. Join the team on Wednesday morning to see and identify what we've caught. In the past we've discovered beautiful elephant-hawk moths, green arch moths and many other wonderful varieties of this diverse insect.


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


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.50
Child £5.80 £5.25
Family £28.90 £26.25
1 adult, 2 children £17.35 £15.75
Group Adult N/A £8.00
Group Child N/A £4.00

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 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...

Free entry to Market Place, café / pub and shop: Only on Gibside Market days (every first and third Saturday of each month) and for Gibside Pub (open every Friday and Saturday until 9pm).

The basics

Children welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please meet at the picnic tables behind the café.
What to bring and wear
This activity is weather dependent.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Available
30 August 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Available
6 September 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Available
13 September 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Available
20 September 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Available
27 September 2017 10:00 - 11:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Route to Relaxation

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Tucked away within Gibside estate you can discover nature and calm surroundings on the Route to Relaxation trail.

Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Guided Tour

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Discover the rise and fall of Gibside.

Tots plots

Tue 22 Aug 2017
If your little one just loves to be outdoors and getting their hands dirty, or perhaps needs a little time to grow the love for the mud, this could be for them.

Moth Morning

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Learn more about the beautiful moths that call Gibside their home.

Open Air Theatre: The Wind in the Willows

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Set in Gibside's Georgian walled garden, take join Chapterhouse Theatre Company with Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure.

Gibside Pub

Fri 25 Aug 2017
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.