Making your mark

Try your hand at some creative writing techniques inspired by the current exhibition every Friday in June. Channel your creativity as you explore the brand new portraits in the Saloon.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join a new adult learning drop-in session every Friday in June to explore a variety of creative writing techniques inspired by the current exhibition of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. Each week we'll be exploring a different theme, looking in depth at some of the new portraits. Will J.K Rowling's portrait inspire you to write your own best-seller? You don't need to have prior experience, just come along and have a go!

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.80 £12.50
Child £6.90 £6.25
Family £34.50 £31.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £20.00 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.10

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Main season runs from 3 March - 4 November 2018

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

Making her mark: celebrating creative women

Tue 19 Jun 2018
12:00-17:00
A new exhibition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery showcasing diverse portraits of influential women who have made an outstanding contribution to art and culture, from Judi Dench to Amy Winehouse and J.K. Rowling.

Making your mark

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:00-17:00
Try your hand at some creative writing techniques inspired by the current exhibition every Friday in June. Channel your creativity as you explore the brand new portraits in the Saloon.

Book amnesty and sale weekend

Sat 14 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
Clear out your bookcase and bring any donations along this weekend and we'll find new homes for them. Just in case your shelves are looking bare we'll have plenty of second-hand books on sale to help fill them.

Artrageous!

Wed 01 Aug 2018
12:30-15:00
Get creative in this free family art workshop, inspired by the 'Making her mark: celebrating creative women' exhibition. Have a go at making something new each week, then take it with you to display your creation at home.

Feathered friends Fridays

Fri 03 Aug 2018
10:30-17:00
Back by popular demand the team from Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue are returning with some feathery friends including owls, falcons and hawks. Meet, hold and get involved with the flying demonstrations.

History wardrobe presents: all writers great and small

Tue 11 Sep 2018
11:00-13:30
Join historian Lucy Adlington as she links costumes and stories in this lively literary show featuring favourite northern writers, poets and dramatists from the Brontës to James Herriot.