Unseen Spaces Tour

We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Unseen Spaces Tour will give you a preview of these spaces while the work is in progress and you will be able to see rooms that have never been open to the public before.

Tours start promptly at 2.15pm from the front of the house and will be approximately one hour in length.

Maximum 10 people per tour; please note that tickets are first come, first served on the day (tickets are not pre-bookable).

Prices

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

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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
  • 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...

We now charge a single entry price for House and Garden admission. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Book your tour on the day at Visitor Reception and then meet at the well head outside the front of the house five minutes before the start of the tour.
Accessibility
Please be advised that there are access issues on this tour and you will need to be able to manage walking up and down stairs.
Other
The Unseen Spaces tour is free but we would appreciate a small donation to help us with the cost of restoring these rooms. We suggest £2 per person.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
22 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
23 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
24 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
28 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
29 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
30 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
31 August 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
3 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
4 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
5 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
6 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
7 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
10 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
11 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
12 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
13 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available
14 September 2018 14:15 - 15:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Power Play - Women and Power

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
From May Polesden Lacey launches a new programme, Power Play, exploring the social power of inimitable Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville.

Wild Learning - Summer

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:30-16:30
Play learn and explore in safe, supervised woods.

Summer Holiday Craft Activities

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-14:00
Come and enjoy our summer craft activities. There will be a different craft each week of the summer holidays. A perfect opportunity to tick off a few more '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'!

Spotlight talks: Women of Substance

Tue 21 Aug 2018
13:00-13:30
A series of short talks by one of our costumed interpreters, each spotlighting one of the many fascinating and accomplished women who have been entertained here at Polesden, as part of Margaret Greville's social circle.

Unseen Spaces Tour

Tue 21 Aug 2018
14:15-15:15
We are continuing to 'unlock' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy. This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

"Phoebe the apprentice ranger"- a family adventure

Wed 22 Aug 2018
10:15-17:00
Calling all explorers: are you ready for an adventure this summer? We’re working with Coney HQ, an award-winning theatre company, to bring you an interactive family experience around the gardens and estate.