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
26 May 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 May 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 May 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
3 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
4 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
5 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
6 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
8 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
9 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
12 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
13 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
15 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
16 June 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
17 June 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

Lord Peckover's Lost Library

Sun 26 May 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....

Cushions - Samphire Quilters

Mon 27 May 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...

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sat 01 Jun 2019
12:30-13:30
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: tours will involve several flights of stairs.

Marmalade Cake

Sat 08 Jun 2019
13:00-16:00
Experience the frantic activity in the kitchen while the servants prepare for a birthday tea party for Alexandrina, age 10, and engage in a bit of gossip.

Bee Weekend

Sat 15 Jun 2019
11:00-16:00
See Peckover bees at work with bee keeper David Arlott who will be on hand to demonstrate bees and bee keeping. Beeswax products also available.

Wisbech Rose Fair

Wed 03 Jul 2019
11:00-16:30
House and Garden open during Wisbech Rose Fair. Peckover gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about roses throughout the afternoons during this time.