Spotlight talks: Women of Substance

A series of short talks by one of our costumed interpreters, each spotlighting one of the many fascinating and accomplished women who have been entertained here at Polesden, as part of Margaret Greville's social circle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Each of the women featured was a woman of power and influence in her own right, making her mark in a man's world, using her bravery, intellect, position, wealth, charm, beauty ... or a combination of them all. Each of these women made a difference to society, and history, in different ways . The talks will be outdoors (covered) in the tea room loggia, by the west lawn.

Prices

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

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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
  • 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...

We now charge a single entry price for House and Garden admission. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the front of the house, where the costumed interpreter will escort you to the Tea Room Loggia by the west lawn.
What to bring and wear
Normal outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 September 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available
27 September 2018 13:00 - 13:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

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Spotlight talks: Women of Substance

Tue 25 Sep 2018
13:00-13:30
A series of short talks by one of our costumed interpreters, each spotlighting one of the many fascinating and accomplished women who have been entertained here at Polesden, as part of Margaret Greville's social circle.

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