Attingham Uncovered – see a live archaeology dig in progress

2021 marks the last season of archaeological investigations at the site of the Summer House. Firstly unearthed during evaluation work in 2018, this fascinating and unexpected building has revealed new stories every time we have dug a little more.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In the last three years, archaeological investigations and research carried out by professional archaeologists and National Trust volunteers, have allowed us to piece together clues regarding the existence and development of this fascinating building. In 2021 the discovery of an additional mid 19th century map brought up new evidence of the building and associated features.

This October we will further investigate the building and its relation to historic boundaries and tracks with the help of our volunteers. Led by NT archaeologists and professional archaeologist Nigel Baker we hope to gather more evidence and widen our understanding around this mysterious building. Come and visit to learn more about our work, the history of the summer house and the stories behind the people who commissioned and built it. There will be live digging to watch on the weekdays.

Prices

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

Prices

Non-member admission to Attingham
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.30 £7.50
Family £41.30 £37.50
1 adult, 3 children £24.80 £22.50

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...

Admission to Attingham is free for National Trust members and under 5s. Non-members pay admission fee on day of visit.

 

The basics

Meeting point
Follow on-site signage to the Acacia Avenue which is to the left of the lower Walled Garden entrance which is called the Repton Gate.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather
Accessibility
The paths along the Acacia Avenue are not surfaced and may not be suitable for all buggies or wheelchairs.

Contact Info

Name
Attingham facilities team
Email
attingham@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708170

Upcoming events

Attingham Woollen Woods

Fri 22 Oct 2021
08:30-16:00
Once again this autumn Attingham's Woollen Woods takes over a section of the Mile Walk for our 4th year of crafted creatures.

Forest Faces

Fri 22 Oct 2021
08:30-16:00
Autumn is a great time for natural art and family fun in the woods. Collect a Forest Faces pack from Visitor Reception and see what treasures you can find along your walk to help you create your own autumn inspired natural artwork.

Attingham Uncovered – see a live archaeology dig in progress

Fri 22 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
2021 marks the last season of archaeological investigations at the site of the Summer House. Firstly unearthed during evaluation work in 2018, this fascinating and unexpected building has revealed new stories every time we have dug a little more.

Attingham Highlights tours

Sat 23 Oct 2021
10:00-11:00
Attingham Highlights tours are returning to Attingham this September! These exclusive tours for a maximum of 8 people will focus primarily on the history of the house, offering a deeper insight into stories of the building over its’ long history.

Deer Park Walks

Sat 23 Oct 2021
16:00-18:00
Take a walk with a member our Ranger team to learn more about the deer park and the herd of Fallow deer. The walks are on the 16th and 17th and on the 23rd and 24th of October.

Mad Jack's 5 with Shrewsbury Athletic Club

Sat 06 Nov 2021
10:30-11:30
Now in its thirteenth year, this race is a joint venture between Shrewsbury AC and the National Trust. The multi-terrain course is approximately 5 miles.