House 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.
The mansion is open from 12pm - 5pm (last entry 4.15pm) everyday apart from Wednesdays when it is closed.
On busier days, such as weekends, we may use timed tickets which will be first come first served and can be picked up from Visitor Reception. We strive to open the second floor and 'At Home with Art' exhibition, but this does depend on volunteer availability.
Filming will be taking place at Basildon Park from 25 October - 2 November, with the whole site closed during this time. The location fee will go towards vital conservation works and secure the future of this estate for generations to come. Please check our opening times before visiting for the most up to date information.
The mansion will be closed 3 - 16 November.
Sitting elegantly in 162 hectares (400 acres) of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, when it was de-requisitioned after the Second World War. With extraordinary vision, the Iliffes brought Basildon Park back to life, acquiring a collection of fine furnishings and carefully selected Old Masters.
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.
Please note the entrance to the showrooms of the mansion are on the first floor, up 22 steps on a stone staircase.