The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle's story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Through a series of artistic installations and with the help of local communities, we'll be tackling preconceptions surrounding Margaret Dawson and the building of Wray Castle, and revealing the hidden side of Beatrix Potter's early years.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.60
Child £5.40 £4.80
Family £27.00 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

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...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
The exhibition occupies rooms on the ground floor and on the first floor. There is level access to the ground floor only, at the side of Wray Castle. Please ask a member of staff to assist you.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

See more

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Hoist the sails! (Boat one: families)

Tue 21 Aug 2018
09:30-11:15
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?

Hoist the sails! (Boat two: children aged 7 - 16)

Tue 21 Aug 2018
09:30-11:15
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle's story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.

Landmark in the Landscape

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:30-11:15
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk

Tue 21 Aug 2018
12:00-12:15
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.