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Dear Future: I Leave This Place For You - Seaton Delaval Hall

Learn more about how a gift in your will could help us carry out crucial conservation work at Seaton Delaval Hall.

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  • Free event

Without gifts in wills, we simply wouldn’t be able to look after the extraordinary places in our care. This special event will take you behind the scenes to see first-hand how your support is helping us carry out crucial conservation work every day, and how a gift in your own will could help to safeguard the future of our special places.

Join members of our expert team at Seaton Delaval Hall, one of Sir John Vanbrugh's smallest country houses but home to the 'Gay Delavals', the family known as the most notorious Georgian partygoers and pranksters. A tour of the house and gardens will outline its history of fortune and misfortune led by our specialist team. A local solicitor will talk about the importance of having an up to date will and we'll share information about our free will writing service. Then, over light refreshments, you'll have the opportunity to chat further and learn more about why gifts in wills are so important to our work.

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Booking details

Call 01793 817699

Suitability

Only suitable for adults

Meeting point

Meet at the Visitor Reception which is located next to the car park.

What to bring and wear

Flat, comfortable shoes and a jacket for the walking tour are recommended. Part of the tour will be outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Accessibility

The garden and house has areas which may be uneven in places, including inclines and steps. Entry to the house is via stairs or accessible via manual wheelchair inside the Basement and West Wing Kitchen. Please let us know when booking if you have accessibility requirements. If you would like to discuss your accessibility requirements in more detail, please phone the events team on 01793 817699.

Contact info

The Gifts in Wills Team

Upcoming events

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Delaval Discoveries: Potted History Talk 

Join our expert guides daily for an introduction to the gay Delavals, the most notorious of Georgian partygoers and pranksters and discover the story behind Sir John Vanbrugh's 300 year old masterpiece.

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23 Apr to 3 Nov 2024
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12:30 to 13:00
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Tots' Plots 

Join us for our free weekly drop-in gardening club for toddlers, packed full of activities whatever the weather.

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26 Apr to 30 Aug 2024
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10:30 to 12:00
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Delaval Discoveries: Garden Tour 

Join us to discover how we care for this historic landscape. Explore the history of architect Sir John Vanbrugh's pleasure grounds and find out what's new and in bloom this month.

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26 Apr to 26 Oct 2024
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14:00 to 15:00
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Holywell: Delaval Discoveries Wider Estate Walk 

Join us for our regular wider estate walks to discover more about the Delavals and their local interests. Take in delightful views across the landscape and find out more about the area's history.

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28 Apr to 20 Oct 2024
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13:00 to 15:30
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