Genius Story introduction walks

Join one of Stourhead's volunteers on a guided introduction to the new Genius story at Stourhead. Discover more about the Hoare family who created this special place on a walk through the garden that was described as 'a living work of art'.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join one of Stourhead's volunteers on a guided introduction to the new Genius story at Stourhead. Discover more about the Hoare family who created this special place on a walk through the garden that was described as 'a living work of art'.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Stourhead

Prices

Day Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.30 £16.60
Child £9.20 £8.30
Family £45.80 £41.50
1 adult, 2 children £27.50 £24.90
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.40
Child N/A £2.20
Family N/A £11.00

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 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...

There is a car parking charge for non-members of £4 for the day.

Coach parking is £10 per day.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Stourhead Visitor Reception

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
29 May 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
30 May 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
1 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
2 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
3 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
4 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
5 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
6 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
7 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
8 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
9 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
10 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
11 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
12 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
13 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
14 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
15 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
16 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Genius of the place: foundations

Sun 27 May 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

Genius Story introduction walks

Mon 28 May 2018
11:00-12:00
Join one of Stourhead's volunteers on a guided introduction to the new Genius story at Stourhead. Discover more about the Hoare family who created this special place on a walk through the garden that was described as 'a living work of art'.

Summer Estate Walk

Fri 29 Jun 2018
11:00-13:00
Pull on your walking boots and experience Stourhead's diverse countryside. You may see orchids and butterflies as you walk across historic parkland, over chalk downs and through ancient woods. Your volunteer guide will share how the estate has...

Create your own Masterpiece - Summer Competition

Sun 01 Jul 2018
09:00-18:00
Calling on Stourhead's visitors to submit their own contemporary works of Stourhead. Take inspiration from the house and garden to create your own masterpiece. Entries will be judged by artist in residence Anouk Mercier and others.

The Golden Path summer trail

Thu 26 Jul 2018
09:00-18:00
Pick up our game pack for £5, perfect for groups of up to five. You and your family can play this life size version of a classic board game to 'get rich quick' around the house and garden, families will have to get silly to earn the money to buy...

Collage workshops

Wed 01 Aug 2018
10:00-13:00
These drop-in workshops let you and your family create your own fantasy landscapes using colourful collage. Stourhead was inspired by myth, legend and art when created, so use the materials provided to create your own work of art.