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. 

The Library at Basildon Park
The Library at Basildon Park
The Library at Basildon Park

Conservation

Our house team work hard to upkeep the presentation and conservation of the mansion and the collection, by cleaning daily and checking items on the inventory. Find out more about what our house team gets up to over the year.

At Home with Art - Treasures 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, as a member of staff may be able to open it up for you.

This collection will be at Basildon Park until spring 2020.

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.

One of the house team working on the shell collection at Basildon Park
Shell Room at Basildon Park
One of the house team working on the shell collection at Basildon Park