Public Events Diary


 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


Poltimore House Open Days and Special Events  2017


History of Poltimore House Talk & Tour

Saturday 23rd Sept – 2pm-4pm

Come and enjoy this popular event. A talk on the history and stories of the House & Grounds followed by a tour of the house and grounds (weather permitting). Tea and cake included in the price.

Advanced Tickets: Adults £7 (Click Here)

On the door: Adults £8


Craft Day Workshops

Saturday 30th Sept

Chinese Knotting Workshop 10am – 12.30pm

Come and learn an interesting technique of Chinese ornamental knots.  Deborah makes unique jewellery using this system and has demonstrated at the Creative Stitches Show.  You will learn from an expert.  Materials will be provided as will tea and cake.

Introduction to Wool Tapestry 10am – 12.30pm

Design and make your own woollen tapestry and be inspired to learn more about this absorbing craft.  All materials will be provided as will tea and cake.

Jewellery Workshop 1.30pm – 4.30

This workshop is suitable for beginners to come and learn a new skill or for those with experience who would like to take some time out to spend on their hobby. If you have broken bead jewellery you are welcome to bring it with you and we can  repair or recycle it in to a new piece. Although there is a new skill to be learnt, workshops are fun and sociable and include tea and cake!  Please note that materials are not included so please bring some cash with you to pay for these on the day. Beads are available from just 5p upwards.

Tickets: £15 (Click Here) Limited Spaces – Please Book in Advance


Local History Day

Sunday 15th Oct – 11am – 3.30pm

Come and learn about our local history through displays and talks presented by members of the Poltimore Estate Research Society (PERS).

Standard Admission: See above


The Cathedral Close Fire by Todd Gray MBE

Sunday 15th Oct – 4pm

Join Todd Gray MBE when he returns to Poltimore House to give a talk on the Cathedral Close fire and talks about the history of the buildings and the area affected by the awful events of the blaze in October 2016.

Advanced Tickets: £7, Children U10 £4  (Click Here)

On the door: Adults £8, Children £5


Halloween Night at Poltergeist House

Saturday 28th Oct – 5.30pm – 8pm

Why not visit the scariest house in Devon and dare to knock at the door for your TRICK or TREAT? Meet the ‘Vampfylde’ family if they dare to join us and then enjoy some ‘ghoulish food’ in the cafe.

There are areas for ALL ages including small children.



Christmas Fair

Sunday 19th Nov – 10am – 3pm

Start the Christmas Season off with a day out at the annual Poltimore House Christmas Fair.

Come and enjoy the atmosphere of approx 30 stalls with a range of locally produced gifts, many hand-made. Then stop and relax with refreshments, hot and cold, from our on site Cafe whilst listening to the musicians who will be playing in the Chapel and House for most of the day. The Tudor Dance Group will also be performing in the courtyard of the house so why not join them and us for a great day out.

Entrance Fee: £1.50, Children FREE