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Agatha after hours

From childhood to crime writer, Greenway House and its collection portrays the incredible life of the bestselling novelist of all time. This is her story.

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You’re invited to join us for a special after-hours event at Greenway, as part of the International Agatha Christie Festival celebrations.

Known as the Queen of Crime, Dame of English Literature and Mrs Mallowan, Agatha’s literary legacy has had a lasting impact on the world of fiction and crime.

In 1938 Agatha bought Greenway as a holiday home, 18 years after publishing her first crime novel and the birth of her most famous detective Hercule Poirot. Born and raised in Torquay, Agatha returned to her roots, fashioning a family residence to spend time away from the limelight for the next 62 years.

On this special evening event, journey through her life on two curated guided tours, 'Childhood to Crime Writer' and 'Behind the scenes at Greenway'.

It's a chance to get up close with Agatha’s items in the National Trust’s collection, with pieces not on display to the public including personal effects, signed first editions and objects that inspired her books. The tour will include a welcome drink, VIP programme and canapes, concluding with all guests gathering for the 'dénouement' - the end of Agatha's story.

Please note this tour includes walking and stairs. Please contact the Greenway team directly with any questions about accessibility.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £75.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

This event is not suitable for children.

Meeting point

You will be greeted upon arrival at Greenway and directed to the house.

What to bring and wear

You will be on your feet for the duration of the evening so comfortable shoes is advisable. But do feel free to wear your vintage best!

Accessibility

The after hours event will include a guided tour of the downstairs rooms, and a guided tour of the first floor. The first floor is only accessible via a staircase with a handrail.

Other

As this event takes place outside of normal opening times, there is no need to book a parking space. A range of canapes are included but please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book. Please note refreshments will include white wine and soft drinks.

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