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.
- Event ticket prices
|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:
|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.
Admission to Attingham is free for National Trust members and under 5s. Non-members pay admission fee on day of visit.
- 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
- The paths along the Acacia Avenue are not surfaced and may not be suitable for all buggies or wheelchairs.