Costume Tours

Delve into the store for a peek of the delicate and lavish costumes once worn by Ellen Terry and her actor friends. With fascinating stories attached to each garment, costume tours are an opportunity to discover a rich theatrical history.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Costume tours take place on the first Saturday on the month in the afternoons at 1.15pm. Timings may vary, so please make sure you call the property before your visit for further details and to book a place.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
View admission charges
Smallhythe Place

Prices

Whole Property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.85 £4.40
Family £24.20 £22.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.15

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...

The basics

Booking details
Call 01580 762 334
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Visitor Reception
Accessibility
The costume store is located at the back of the house and up an outdoor staircase. Access is limited.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 August 2019 13:15 - 14:00 Available
7 September 2019 13:15 - 14:00 Available
5 October 2019 13:15 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Smallhythe Place
Email
smallhytheplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 762334

Upcoming events

The Gift of Smallhythe Place

Sun 21 Jul 2019
11:00-17:00
In 2019 we will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the creation of the Museum and the 80th anniversary of it being bequeathed to The National Trust by Edith Craig.

Kids' Summer Craft Activities

Wed 24 Jul 2019
14:00-16:00
Every Wednesday from 24 July - 28 August there will be nature based kids crafts in the garden from 2-4pm. Join us and get creative.

Twelfth Night

Wed 24 Jul 2019
19:30-21:40
Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies – a hilarious tale of misdirection and deception. Tickets available online and from the property 01580 762334.

Tai Chi in the garden

Sat 27 Jul 2019
11:30-12:30
Join us for gentle exercise, mental relaxation and fresh air with an hour of Tai Chi in the tranquil gardens of Smallhythe Place.

Alfresco Yoga

Sat 03 Aug 2019
10:00-11:00
Join us for ‘Alfresco Yoga’ this August with an hour of gentle yoga practice celebrating nature in the beautiful surroundings of Smallhythe Place.

Costume Tours

Sat 03 Aug 2019
13:15-14:00
Delve into the store for a peek of the delicate and lavish costumes once worn by Ellen Terry and her actor friends. With fascinating stories attached to each garment, costume tours are an opportunity to discover a rich theatrical history.