We are Bess

An age-old story revealed through the voices of modern women

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Another chance to see the acclaimed exhibition 'We are Bess' which reveals a new side to Bess of Hardwick's story through the voices and experiences of modern day women.

From household names to local Derbyshire women, the portraits of 16 modern women, taken by award-winning photographer Rachel Adams, sit alongside the Tudor portraits in the Long Gallery.

An additional four women will join the original 16 'We are Bess' women.

Prices

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

Prices

Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £20.35 £18.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.25 £7.50
Family £41.25 £37.50
Group Adult N/A £14.25
House and Garden Christmas
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.20 £32.00
Group Adult N/A £12.00
Old and New Hall Joint Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £21.80
Child N/A £11.60
Family N/A £55.20

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...

Parking £5 per vehicle. Parking at the Ponds is £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. A Joint Hall ticket is available and includes entry to Hardwick Hall and Gardens as well as entry to Hardwick Old Hall (managed by English Heritage).

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The exhibition is situated in Hardwick Hall itself, in the Long Gallery on the upper floor. An introductory film sets the scene on the landing part-way up to the exhibition.
What to bring and wear
No stilettoes please
Accessibility
This exhibition is located on the upper floor of Hardwick Hall in the Long Gallery. There are a number of steps to climb to this floor.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

See more

Contact Info

Name
General
Email
hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01246 850430

Upcoming events

We are Bess

Sat 23 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
An age-old story revealed through the voices of modern women

Monthly Ranger walks

Fri 29 Mar 2019
10:00-12:00
Join one of our Rangers on a walk around the Parkland.

Easter Family Fun

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Enjoy Easter with family and friends at Hardwick

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Come and take part in this family favourite at Hardwick this Easter

The Great British Food Festival

Sat 04 May 2019
10:00-17:00
A Bank Holiday weekend feast for foodies and families alike

Hardwick's BioBlitz

Sat 29 Jun 2019
10:00-16:00
Come and be part of our first ever BioBlitz at Hardwick when we'll be trying to identify and record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours!