Books - a Friday afternoon talk

Our Friday afternoon talks provide unique insights into the many facets of our collection at Melford Hall.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

This series of talks will bring out some of the books in our library, giving you an opportunity to see the beautiful illustrations and engravings inside the books.

The focus in April and May will be on nature and the beauty of Spring. In summer we will be concentrating on books associated with travel, and finishing the series in October and November with naval books.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £4.50
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Melford Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 16
N/A £8.50

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

Booking details
Call 03442 491895
Suitability
Unsuitable for children under 16
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Go to visitor reception for directions
What to bring and wear
This is an indoor event
Accessibility
Accessible to wheelchairs

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 August 2019 15:00 - 15:30 Available
20 September 2019 15:00 - 15:30 Available
25 October 2019 15:00 - 15:30 Available

Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Sat 24 Aug 2019
12:00-17:00
An exhibition, in our Banqueting House, of facsimile sketches by Beatrix Potter. These sketches drawn whilst visiting her cousins, the Hyde Parkers, are inspired by Melford Hall and the surrounding area.

Beatrix Potter story readings

Sat 24 Aug 2019
13:00-15:00
Get carried away by the magical adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends as written by Beatrix Potter and narrated by one of our story tellers

Art revealed by torchlight.... Hidden depths of Melford Hall's paintings.

Sat 24 Aug 2019
14:45-15:30
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before.

Conservation in action

Wed 28 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
Meet our conservation staff and volunteers who will demonstrate and explain the work that goes to keep the collections at Melford Hall looking their best

Books - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 30 Aug 2019
15:00-15:30
Our Friday afternoon talks provide unique insights into the many facets of our collection at Melford Hall.

Beatrix Potter and her art - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 06 Sep 2019
15:00-15:30
Join our Volunteer guide to learn more about the House that Beatrix Potter was inspired by during her many stays at Melford Hall. Explore some of the illustrations installed in the West Bedroom, her room during her visits, and how she left her...