Music from the Home Front

Step back in time to 1918 and sing along to music from the Home Front, performed in the castle at Croft.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn more about what life was like on the Home Front and women's vital contribution to the war effort in the Ambassador's Room. The role they played during the war contributed to the People's Representation Act of 1918 and this year, we're marking 100 years since women first won the right to vote in Britain; as you explore the rooms of the castle, keep an eye out for objects which tell the story of the women of Croft before and during the 20th century.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.75 £25.85
1 adult, 2 children £17.25 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £15.80 £14.20
1 adult, 2 children £10.35 £9.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.60

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...

The basics

Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
There is a ramp into the castle and the ground floor is fully accessible. The first floor is only accessible via stairs.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Office
Call 01568 780246

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