'Letters to Nancy': as part of Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek' this exhibition unearths letters written to Nancy, from the public, in the controversial run-up to and during her election to parliament.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in Parliament. This seemingly unsettling fact and threat to British lifestyle compelled members of the public to personally write Nancy letters. In this exhibition we unearth the content within them.

Prices

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

Prices

Gardens and woodlands
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £16.00
Child N/A £9.00
Family N/A £41.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
House (Mar-Oct) Additional charge for non-members
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.00
Child N/A £1.00

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...

Travel to Cliveden by 'green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or café. Mooring at Cliveden Reach is possible at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse. Mooring charges are set at £5 for members and £10 for non-members, per 24 hours. We have roaming River Custodians who will approach moored boats and request this fee. If you do not see a Custodian during your stay, please head up to the National Trust Information Kiosk for payment. As a conservation charity, these fees are vital funds needed to protect and maintain spaces such as the Cliveden Reach. Please note, if you would like to enjoy the gardens or woodlands on your visit, admission to the Cliveden Estate applies.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
This exhibition takes place in the Blenheim Pavilion.
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly
Accessibility
Please call us directly to discuss individual access needs
Other
Donations welcome

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
18 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 August 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01628 605069

Upcoming events

National Treasure: The search for the Sancy Diamond

Tue 16 Jul 2019
10:00-14:00
Somewhere in Cliveden’s woodland there's a lost treasure waiting to be discovered. Band together to solve the clues and see if you can solve the case of the missing Sancy diamond.

'Astor Voices' Audio Trail

Tue 16 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
Audio tour featuring the voices of Nancy Astor's grandchildren, sharing their memories of her.

Picturesque Pioneer

Tue 16 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
This audio-visual experience features British Pathé footage of Nancy Astor throughout her life, alongside audio clips from the British Library.

'Letters to Nancy': as part of Nancy Astor: vigour, vitality & cheek

Tue 16 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
As part of 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek' this exhibition unearths letters written to Nancy, from the public, in the controversial run-up to and during her election to parliament.

River Cruises at Cliveden

Tue 16 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Fancy a punt on the River Thames? Our selection of boating options offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the river. Choose from hiring your own rowing or motor boat, or relax on a skippered river cruise.

Guided Tours of Cliveden House

Tue 16 Jul 2019
12:00-12:30
Book onto one of our short guided tours to discover more about the infamous Cliveden House. These tours allow you to see some of the rooms that were once home to Nancy and Waldorf Astor and soak in the atmosphere of 350 years of history.