The survival of Wray Castle

A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wray Castle’s life has been divided equally between family home and institution. Laboratories and training colleges occupied it until recently when the last tenants left. This is a tale of 20th century survival when so many country houses disappeared.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75

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...

If you're not a National Trust (or National Trust for Scotland) member then you'll need to pay for parking.

It's £5 for up to two hours, £6.50 for two to four hours and £7.50 for four hours or more. Payment machines take cash only, but you can pay by card in the castle entrance for parking and admission.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Talks take place in the former Music Room, on the ground floor of Wray Castle.
Accessibility
There is level access to the ground floor of Wray Castle at the side of the building near the outdoor toilets. Please ask a member of staff to assist you.
Other
Talks may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, so if you are travelling especially for this event, please phone on the day to double check the talk is taking place.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
27 May 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
28 May 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
29 May 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
30 May 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
31 May 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
1 June 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
2 June 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
3 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
4 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
5 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
6 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
7 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
8 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
9 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
10 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
11 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
12 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
13 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14 June 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Wray Castle
Email
wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 33250

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12:00-12:15
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

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Wed 29 May 2019
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