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 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
16 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
20 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
22 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
23 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
27 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
29 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
30 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
4 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
6 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
7 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
11 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
18 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
20 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
21 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
25 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
27 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
28 October 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available

See more

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Great Run Local

Sun 15 Sep 2019
09:15-10:15
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.

Heritage Open Weekend

Sun 15 Sep 2019
09:30-18:00
Enjoy a visit to Gibside free of charge as we welcome visitors as part of Heritage Open Days

History talk

Sun 15 Sep 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

Sun 15 Sep 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.

Beginners mindful running/walking course

Tue 17 Sep 2019
12:30-13:30
A gentle mindful walk/run course for beginners. Be part of a supportive inclusive group in the beautiful surroundings of Gibside.

Health Walk

Wed 18 Sep 2019
11:00-12:30
Join in and take part in a weekly, short, free health walk and head off for a relaxing stroll around this 18th century landscape garden. Perfect for some 'me' time.