Nearness by Sam Smith

'Nearness' is a two-part video and mapped walking path through Stourhead Gardens by artist Sam Smith.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It is a work of fuzzy boundaries, closeness and the interconnectedness of things where you are invited to linger and think with the human and non-human inhabitants at Stourhead.

Prices

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

Prices

Day Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.50 £17.50
Child £9.70 £8.70
Family £48.70 £43.70
1 adult, 2 children £29.20 £26.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £16.50
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.80
Child N/A £2.40
Family N/A £12.00

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...

There is a car parking charge for non-members of £4 for the day.

Coach parking is £10 per day.

Times

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

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Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Guided introductory walk

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-12:30
Join this free walk to discover the genius of the place, and how one family has cared for and curated Stourhead for over 300 years, leaving a legacy that is enjoyed by thousands today.

Nearness by Sam Smith

Mon 27 May 2019
11:00-16:00
'Nearness' is a two-part video and mapped walking path through Stourhead Gardens by artist Sam Smith.

Spring wreath workshops

Tue 28 May 2019
10:00-12:00
Come along to Stourhead to celebrate the spring festival of Floralia by creating your own spring floral wreath.

Masterpiece Tours

Tue 28 May 2019
10:00-13:00
See Stourhead’s masterpieces in a new light. Delve deeper into the connections between the collection and the landscape garden on this extended guided tour, showcasing the highlights of this magnificent place and enjoy delicious refreshments.

Botanical tours with our gardeners

Tue 28 May 2019
14:00-14:45
Join one of our gardeners for a 45 minute tour of the garden to learn more about the botanical stars of spring.

Tree Climbing with The Big Tree Climbing Company

Wed 29 May 2019
10:00-11:00
Book for this unique experience at Stourhead. See the world famous landscape from up high with the Big Tree Climbing Company. There are 6 sessions per day with 8 bookable slots in each.