House at Basildon Park

Visitors in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park

You’re invited to explore Basildon Park, the house that Lord and Lady Iliffe lovingly restored in the 1950s, salvaging many fixings and fittings from across the country to make their home.

Make the most of your visit

See the grand 18th century reception rooms lovingly restored by the Iliffes in the 1950s. Travel back in time in our 1950s kitchen and reminisce about times gone by. You can often find enticing baking smells in here, and possibly the odd treat, or two. 

We have restored our old 18th century kitchen and this space is perfect for sitting in with your dog to enjoy something from our tea room on a rainy day. 

At Home with Art - Tresures from the Brinsley Ford Collection

Basildon Park has an exhibition of art works including impressive Old Masters, 20th century engravings and paintings of the Grand Tour. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like to see the exhibition in the South Pavillion, who will be happy to open it up for you.

Search our collections

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 wonderful objects that you'll see on your visit.