Public Events Diary

Due to the dynamic nature of event organising at Poltimore House please check for updates and additional events.

Admission Fees (unless otherwise stated) 

Admission Prices
Adults Child U16 Friends
Gift Aid Admission*
Grounds only £1.75 FREE FREE
House and Grounds £3.00 FREE FREE
Standard Admission
Grounds only £1.50 FREE FREE
House and Grounds £2.50 FREE FREE

Allocated Blue Badge Parking to the front of the house

Wheelchair access to the house and cafe. Grounds access dependent on the weather

Adapted toilet to rear of cafe with wheelchair access

 Events and Open Days

We are unable to open on a regular basis so ALL our Public Open Days/Events are listed below.

Please contact us on if you would like to make a special arrangement.


Coming in 2019

Open Day – Trust Birthday

Sunday 24th March

It’s 18 years since the Trust was set up to preserve and restore the house. Come along and see what has been achieved in this time and find out the plans for the future. It is also the first time in 2019 that the house and grounds will be open to the public and it is a great opportunity to wander the grounds and see the daffodils.

11.00am – 3.00pm

Standard admission

Talk and Tour

Saturday 6th April

Jacobean staircase from courtyard

Jacobean staircase from courtyard

An opportunity to take an in depth look at the house and its history. After a relaxed talk in the Chapel you will then follow the guide around the House for a detailed tour. Tea and cake included

1pm – 3.30pm

Entrance: £7.00 – booking essential. Tickets will be available closer to the event.

Thomas Cameron

Thursday 11th April

Thomas Cameron is a nineteen year old English tenor, whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities.

“Already wowing the music world” BBC One

“Thomas is one to watch, an up and coming talet in the world of classical music- 5 stars” Camilla Joyce, Former Express and Echo Reviewer

6:00 pm – 11:00pm

Booking details will become available closer to the event.

Vintage Car Rally

Saturday 27th April

Maria Stearda – Opera up close

Saturday 4th May

OperaUpClose is an Olivier Award-winning touring company. We produce innovatively-staged, unintimidating, affordable and – crucially – high quality English chamber re-imaginings of well-known works and premieres of new operas.

Maria Stuarda is a historical tragedy, which culminates in a fictitious meeting between two ferocious queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I.

Drinks available from the Chapel bar

Performance start 7.00pm

Tickets from £20 click here for tickets

Wardour Garrison Open Day

Sunday 12th May

Step back in time to the 17th Century when Poltimore house played a crucial role in the English Civil War.  Wardour Garrison, the premier 17th century living history group as seen on TV, will bring the grounds to life with an encampment portraying trades, crafts and life as it was in 17th century England. Join the re-enactors who will demonstrate cooking over an open fire, lacemaking, spinning, and other activities.  Watch the garrison put through their paces with weapon demonstrations, of musket, canon, pike bill and sword. Join the Apothecary for a Plant Walk identifying plants and herbs used in the 17th Century for medicines and other uses. Listen to a talk on the Treaty of Exeter in the Great Hall, the very room in which it was signed on 9th April 1646 bringing to an end the Parliamentarian siege of Exeter.

Wardour Garisson website

Refreshments available in the chapel

11am – 4pm

Entry: Adults £3.00  Children £1.50

Poltimore Festival

Sunday 26th May

Poltimore Festival is a student-run charity festival that showcases the best in West Country music, theatre, film, art and so much more. Running out of the manor of Poltimore House, this weird and wonderful Devon-based event never fails to kick off the summer, with its beautiful blend of bohemian splendour.

Ticket details will be available closer to the event.

Illuminations A Cappella

Sunday 2nd June

Illuminations are a mixed contemporary a cappella group from the university of Exeter.

Sample of their work at Poltimore

Booking details will be available closer to the event.

Friends of Poltimore House AGM

Sunday 16th June

A chance to come along and find out what the friends and volunteers have been up to this year.

Tea, coffee and cake provided.

Entrance: Free

Poltimore House Recovery Fair

Thursday 27th June

This year’s event is being organised by some of the volunteers who have benefited from the Transforning Lives project at Poltimore House. A range of support groups and wellness activities – further details closer to the event.

10.30am – 4.00pm

Art Exhibition

27th & 28th July

Art Exhibition 2018 - 'Age and Beauty' - Entrance Hall Wall

Art Exhibition 2018 – ‘Age and Beauty’ – Entrance Hall Wall

Following on from the successful ‘Age and Beauty’ art exhibition in 2018 we are pleased to announce that we will be repeating the event in 2019. Currently we are looking to hear from artists who may be interested in participating. Please contact to express an interest.



Heritage Open Days

Prideaux - Plate 82 Poltimore House - The Canal Front copy

Sunday 15th September and Sunday 22nd September

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Heritage Open Days. The theme this year is People Power: Then, Now, Always. Come along to see how people past and present have shaped Poltimore House. Displays and talks.

Chapel cafe open for drinks, cakes and light lunches.

Entrance : Free

Wild about Wool Weekend

Granny square landscape picture of Poltimore House

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October

Following on from our first Wild about Wool day we have extended it to a weekend. A variety of activities, stalls, demonstrations and workshops all celebrating the art of making things with fibres.

10.30 am – 4.00pm

Chapel cafe open for drinks, cakes and light lunches.


Entrance: £3.00

Halloween House

Saturday 26th Oct

Trick or Treat! Knock at the doors of Poltimore House, if you dare, and meet the ghost and ghouls that have been awaiting you on all Hallows Eve.

Areas suitable for children and scarier corners for the braver amongst you.

5.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Entrance: £2 Adult £1 Children

Christmas Fair

Sunday 17th November