Art revealed by torchlight.... Hidden depths of Melford Hall's paintings.

An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Join our knowledgeable guides who will be highlighting some of the Melford Hall paintings using a specialist LED torch. Features hidden in the past by dimly lit surroundings will be revealed, colours brought to life, brush strokes and signatures exposed whilst we look at conservation themes and explain how we care for our works of art.

Each month the tour will focus on a different subject.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £4.50
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Melford Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 16
N/A £8.50

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...

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Go to gate lodge to purchase ticket.
Accessibility
This tour is over two floors and does involve coming down a wide staircase with no handrail.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 August 2019 14:45 - 15:30 Available
28 September 2019 15:00 - 15:30 Available
26 October 2019 15:00 - 15:30 Available

Upcoming events

Melford Unwrapped - A family at sea

Tue 20 Aug 2019
14:00-16:15
Melford Unwrapped is an invitation to a rare private visit to Melford Hall. As a guest of Lady Hyde Parker you will be given a talk, and a tour followed by afternoon tea. You will also be privileged to see items from the private family collection.

Why Melford Hall Looks Like it Does

Wed 21 Aug 2019
11:30-12:15
A tour looking at the external architecture and fabric of Melford Hall, exploring the different styles and building periods to be found on the building. The tour will explain how the history of Melford Hall has been recorded in the building we...

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Wed 21 Aug 2019
12:00-17:00
An exhibition, in our Banqueting House, of facsimile sketches by Beatrix Potter. These sketches drawn whilst visiting her cousins, the Hyde Parkers, are inspired by Melford Hall and the surrounding area.

Melford Hall's Outdoor Cinema presents Peter Rabbit

Fri 23 Aug 2019
18:00-20:00
Pack your hamper, get out a rug and enjoy your picnic whilst watching the adventures of Peter Rabbit in the beautiful surroundings of Melford Hall

Beatrix Potter story readings

Sat 24 Aug 2019
13:00-15:00
Get carried away by the magical adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends as written by Beatrix Potter and narrated by one of our story tellers

Art revealed by torchlight.... Hidden depths of Melford Hall's paintings.

Sat 24 Aug 2019
14:45-15:30
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before.