Ways to donate to Polesden Lacey

A list of illustrated keys with the title 'The Unlocking Polesden Appeal'

Thank you for your interest in the Unlocking Polesden appeal. With your support we'll be able to transform Polesden Lacey, restoring and unlocking spaces that have never been seen by National Trust visitors. Here are some simple ways to donate.

Donate online

You can donate online via our JustGiving page while catching up on all the latest updates on the project.

Click here to go to our JustGiving page.

Text us

Just text KEYS00 £3 to 70070. You can choose any value from £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10.

Text KEYS00 £3 to 70070
A mobile phone against a blurred garden background

Having a meeting?

Are you a local business looking to get out of the office for some blue-sky thinking? Polesden Lacey has several meeting rooms, each with its own fantastic view and character.

We also have a business suite, including one large presentation room, several breakout rooms, bathrooms and a tiny kitchenette for refreshments.

Get in touch with our team and we’ll find a space to suit your team’s needs. We ask a minimum donation for each space and your donation goes straight to the Unlocking Polesden appeal.

Call us on 01372 452048 for more information. 

The Copper Beech suite at Polesden Lacey
A long table in a meeting room

Wedding photos

Are you planning your wedding day? Congratulations! So many of our visitors have spent many happy hours wandering the grounds hand-in-hand here at Polesden Lacey.

If you’ve made happy memories here, why not let us share in the joy of your day by taking your wedding photographs set in the splendour of the gardens or against the majestic view of Ranmore Common?

We charge a minimum fee of £50 per hour for wedding photography. This includes free entry for each member of your wedding party, though don’t forget to scan your membership card if you have one. Your donation goes straight to the Unlocking Polesden appeal.

Call us on 01372 452048 for more information.

Take your wedding photos in a spectacular setting
A bride and groom walk down the Long Walk

Buy a raffle ticket

Enter Polesden Lacey's raffle for the chance to win £10,000. Tickets cost £1 each, and the National Trust doubles that money. You can buy a raffle ticket in the secondhand bookshop (when it's manned by a volunteer), in the gift shop and in the house.

Buy a secondhand book

There are plenty of gems to find in Polesden Lacey's secondhand bookshop, from classics to children's stories. All proceeds made by the bookshop go towards the Unlocking Polesden appeal. 

Visit the secondhand bookshop
A row of second hand books

Donate by cheque

We will happily receive donations by cheque. You simply write your cheque out to the 'National Trust' and send it to us with a note explaining that your donation is for the Unlocking Polesden appeal.

Leave a gift in your will

If you have spent many happy hours here, have you considered leaving us a gift in your will? Your generous donation will help us to unlock even more of the house for future generations to explore and enjoy for years to come.

A view over Ranmore Common
A bench overlooking Ranmore Common

Talks for groups

Our wonderful team of staff and volunteer is packed full of experts in a variety of subjects, from wildlife conservation to world famous art. 

If your group are looking for someone to come in and give a talk, then get in touch and we’ll send someone from the team to present on their specialist heritage subject. We ask for a minimum donation of £50 and your money goes straight to the Unlocking Polesden Appeal.

Call us on 01372 452048 for more information.

Our staff and volunteers can offer talks on a wide range of subjects
A volunteer talking to a group

Collection boxes

If you’ve got some loose change in your pocket, look out for one of our Unlocking Polesden collection boxes in the house, cafés and shop. 

Unseen Spaces tours

Why not find out where all of the donation money is going? Unseen Spaces tours run on weekdays at 2.15pm until the end of November. You'll be guided around all the rooms that will be renovated over the coming years, from servants’ bedrooms to King Edward VII’s suite. 

Pick up a key at Visitor Reception. Suggested donation £2. 

The king's parlour, one of the spaces that will be transformed
An empty room in a heritage house