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.
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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
19 July 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
21 July 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
22 July 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
26 July 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
28 July 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
29 July 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
2 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
4 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
5 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
9 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
11 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
16 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
18 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
19 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
23 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
25 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
26 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
1 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 18 Jul 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 18 Jul 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 19 Jul 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 19 Jul 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.

Beer and a bite night

Fri 19 Jul 2019
18:00-21:00
A foodie's dream. Throw in some funky sounds and you've got yourself a cracking start to the weekend.

parkrun

Sat 20 Jul 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.