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See our collections

The Crimson Bedroom at Basildon Park

Did you know that the National Trust has an online database for recording information on our historic collections?

You can use it find out more about some of the objects that you'll see on your visit to Basildon Park.

Find out more on the National Trust Collections website

18th-century house to 1950s home

The first view of Basildon Park

The first view of Basildon Park

You are invited to explore Basildon Park, the house that Lord and Lady Iliffe loving restored in the 1950s, salvaging many fixings and fittings from across the country to make their home. After 25 years in the mansion the Iliffes kindly passed the house into the care of the National Trust, securing its survival forever.

Make the most of your visit

  • Children's activities in the Old Kitchen © National Trust

    18th-century kitchen

    We're currently working to restore the old kitchen which will be used for family activities.

  • Our 50s kitchen volunteers bake lovely tasters to try © Basildon Park , National Trust

    1950s kitchen

    Reminisce about times gone by in our 1950s kitchen - often the source of enticing baking smells.

  • Ironing in the 1950s laundry © National Trust

    1950s laundry

    The laundry gives visitors a glimpse of the past and shows how daily chores were transformed in the 1950s

  • On location exhibition

    Find out more about the filming projects that have taken place in our 'on location' exhibition.

Basildon Park speaks


Using your smartphone or tablet, you can listen to oral histories from those who have lived and worked in the house and on the estate. Simply connect to the ‘info-point’ Wi-Fi signal on your visit.

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