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 £13.90 £12.60
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £34.70 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00

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...

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
31 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
2 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
3 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
7 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
9 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
10 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
16 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
17 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
21 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
23 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
24 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
28 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
1 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
2 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
6 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
8 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
9 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
15 March 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

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Tue 28 Jan 2020
11:00-12:00
Join a friendly group for a short walk and a cuppa, for parents with little ones in slings and buggies.

Health Walk

Wed 29 Jan 2020
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.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 30 Jan 2020
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 30 Jan 2020
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 31 Jan 2020
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 31 Jan 2020
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.