History talk

History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Meet your guide outside the café for a 30 minute talk about one of the 6 topics. The guides are very knowledgeable and keen to answer your questions.

Prices

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

Prices

Entrance
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

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...

For Gibside summer nights (3 May-14 September), it's free entry for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe / pub).

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in Market Place (outside the café).
Other
Please note this tour is volunteer led, occasionally tours may be cancelled at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
17 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
18 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
22 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
24 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
25 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
29 November 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
1 December 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
2 December 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
6 December 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Gibside
Email
gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 14 Nov 2019
10:30-12:30
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome.

Gibside walking group

Thu 14 Nov 2019
10:30-12:30
Join in with the walking group for a longer walk around the 18th century landscape of Gibside. Take the chance to explore a little and you might discover something new. The walking group meets weekly on Thursday at 10.30am.

History talk

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:30-12:00
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

History walk

Fri 15 Nov 2019
13:00-14:00
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside's story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.

parkrun

Sat 16 Nov 2019
09:00-10:00
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Creative Workshops at Gibside: Seasonal Mono Print

Sat 16 Nov 2019
13:00-16:00
Come and explore a variety of creative workshops at Garden Cottage, set within Gibside's beautiful Walled Garden.