Lord Peckover's Lost Library

Following the death of Alexandrina's father, Lord Alexander Peckover, in 1919, his valuable book collection was sold off. In the centenary of Lord Peckover's death, we wish to tell the story of his 'Lost Library' and wider collecting interests....

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Following the death of Alexandrina's father, Lord Alexander Peckover, in 1919, his valuable book collection was sold off. In the centenary of Lord Peckover's death, we wish to tell the story of his 'Lost Library' and wider collecting interests. We have copies of the Sotheby's sale catalogues and they reveal a very significant collection that is now dispersed across the world. We will have on loan several original Peckover books on display in the library.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Peckover House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.10 £8.20
Child £4.60 £4.10
Family £22.60 £20.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.85
Restricted Access
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.30 £5.70
Child £3.15 £2.85
Family £15.75 £14.20
Off Peak opening
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.30 £5.70
Child £3.15 £2.85
Family £15.75 £14.20

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...

Ticket price allows entry to the whole property.

There may an additional charge for some tours/talks/events throughout the season.

 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
Funding raised by The National Lottery and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
21 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
23 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
25 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
30 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
31 July 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
7 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 August 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Peckover House
Email
peckover@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01945 583463

Upcoming events

Book Talk by Claire Upton

Sat 20 Jul 2019
12:00-16:00
Claire Upton will be showcasing her debut novel Twisted Fate, which is based on a farm in Suffolk that Claire visits annually for Quaker camp. Much of Claire’s inspiration has come from the Quaker practice and faith.

Cushions - Samphire Quilters

Sat 20 Jul 2019
12:00-16:00
Samphire Quilters, a quilting group from Kings Lynn, were given a challenge to make a cushion showing 'The Secret Patterns of Peckover House'. They were given a photograph and asked to interpret the pattern. Will you be able to find the...

Lord Peckover's Lost Library

Sat 20 Jul 2019
12:00-16:00
Following the death of Alexandrina's father, Lord Alexander Peckover, in 1919, his valuable book collection was sold off. In the centenary of Lord Peckover's death, we wish to tell the story of his 'Lost Library' and wider collecting interests....

Book Talk with Jamie Maxwell

Sat 27 Jul 2019
12:00-16:00
Jamie Maxwell started his career as a photographer but has more recently ventured into illustration. He is the illustrator for a new series of children’s books (The DNA detectives) which encourage children into more science led careers. Jamie...

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sat 27 Jul 2019
12:30-13:30
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: tours will involve several flights of stairs.

Alice in Wonderland Garden Party

Fri 23 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
We are holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party to celebrate the world of books! There will be games to play including flamingo croquet and a mad hatters hat toss, before settling down for our tea party to enjoy wonderland themed food. We invite...