Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This involves structural work and extensive funding to restore the rooms and will take some years to achieve.

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.

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 £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Late entry pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £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...

National Trust members and under 5s are free.

Late entry pricing: we offer a reduced entry price if you arrive during the last hour of house opening. 

£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

Booking details
Tours are every weekday, except for Bank Holidays.
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
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 booked on a first come, first served on the day at Visitor Reception (tickets are not pre-bookable). 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
22 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
23 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
24 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
28 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
29 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
30 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
31 May 2019 14:15 - 15:15 Available
3 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
4 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
5 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
6 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
7 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
10 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
11 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
12 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
13 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
14 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
17 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
18 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available
19 June 2019 14:15 - 14:15 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Ramblers Walk

Wed 22 May 2019
09:30-11:00
Come and join us on a wonderful walk around the Polesden Lacey estate.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Wed 22 May 2019
10:00-17:00
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

New Pop-up Conservation Studio

Wed 22 May 2019
12:30-16:30
In our pop-up conservation studio you’ll be able to see how we care for pieces in our collection, from silver to priceless books and works of art. Have a go yourself – we’ll show you how.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Wed 22 May 2019
14:15-15:15
We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.

Photography Workshops

Thu 23 May 2019
10:00-16:30
Get the best from your camera with one of our own photographers. Understand what all the camera controls do and how they relate to one another. We will cover portraiture, landscape, action, flash and low light photography.

Unseen spaces garden tour

Thu 23 May 2019
12:45-13:45
Join a garden guide as they take you behind the scenes in this exclusive tour.