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
22 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

Mon 20 May 2019
11:00-17:00
Beautiful photographs of gardens and plants across the world.

We are Bess

Wed 22 May 2019
11:00-16:00
An age-old story revealed through the voices of modern women

Explore the attics

Thu 23 May 2019
11:00-16:00
See behind the scenes and help even further towards our vital conservation work.

Monthly Ranger walks

Fri 31 May 2019
10:00-12:00
Join one of our Rangers on a walk around the Parkland.

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!

Summer Nights Outdoor Cinema: Pretty Woman (15)

Fri 16 Aug 2019
20:50-23:00
Enjoy a night under the stars and see a classic film at Hardwick in summer.