Summer evening tours at Basildon Park 2019

View from the Portico at Basildon Park across the front lawn

Please note this article is from 2019 and is now out of date. This July we’re opening the gates to Basildon Park after hours. Guests will be able to experience the house in a whole new light after the the day visitors have left and the light becomes softer. With drinks and canapés, this sophisticated event is a unique opportunity not to be missed.


Basildon Park in the evening sun
Rear of Basildon Park in the evening sun viewed from the Rose Garden
Basildon Park in the evening sun

Experience the grandeur of Basildon Park with a small, intimate gathering as you explore the house with the House and Collections Manager. This experience will be like no other, giving guests the opportunity to experience Basildon Park in a glorious summer evening setting. We will be hosting evening tours on Saturday 6, Thursday 11, Sunday 14, Friday 19, Saturday 20 & Wednesday 24 July.

Summer fragrances will be heavy in the air and the House and Collections Manager will be sharing a behind-the-scenes view of the more unusual objects in the collection, and some of the latest research which has been carried out on our star items.

Experience the glitz, glamour and legendary hospitality of Renée, Lady Iliffe, as you take sparkling drinks and canapés on the lawn in the setting sun.

Enjoy Basildon Park in the evening for £20 per person, tickets bookable here: