West Wing Scaffold Climbs

Not for the faint-hearted! Join us 36 feet (nearly 11 metres) up and get close to the restoration work taking place at Seaton Delaval Hall as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Curtain Rises project.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Climbers must be over the age of 12.

Climbers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult with no more than 1 child per adult.

Baby carriers are not permitted.

Bags must be left in secure lockers at the start of the tour.

We advise cameras are secured with a wrist or neck strap. The National Trust is not responsible for damage to any belongings taken up the scaffolding.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Seaton Delaval Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.95 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.50 £17.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Gift Aid entry ncludes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this place.  If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment. 

The basics

Booking details
Please book at Visitor Welcome on arrival. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Suitability
Children aged 12 and over are welcome.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at base of Scaffold Tower in Central Courtyard.
What to bring and wear
Climbers must wear sturdy, secure shoes. Ballet pumps, flip flops and heels are not permitted. Climbers must not wear loose, floaty clothing such as scarves or shawls.
Accessibility
Please note that access is up 47 steps and is 36 feet up (11 metres). Please ensure you have a head for heights and the stamina to climb!
Other
Climbers are responsible for judging their ability to tackle the Scaffold Climb. Please think carefully about whether you are happy with the height and if you are physically capable of climbing the stairs. Please be aware that for safety reasons, access to scaffold climbs is subject to weather and volunteer staffing. Scaffold climbs may be cancelled in poor weather conditions or the day after for safety checks. Cancellation is at the discretion of the Duty Manager and the decision is final.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 July 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
25 July 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
26 July 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
27 July 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
28 July 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
1 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
2 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
3 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
4 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
8 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
9 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
10 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
11 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
15 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
16 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
17 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
18 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
23 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 11:30 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Seaton Delaval Hall
Email
seatondelavalhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0191 237 9100

Upcoming events

West Wing Scaffold Climbs

Sun 21 Jul 2019
11:00-11:30
Not for the faint-hearted! Join us 36 feet (nearly 11 metres) up and get close to the restoration work taking place at Seaton Delaval Hall as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Curtain Rises project.

Make and Do: Garden and nature crafts

Sun 21 Jul 2019
11:00-13:00
Our nature based craft sessions return with a new home in the Community Kitchen Garden and a new season of outdoor activities for children big and small to enjoy.

Spotlight Tour

Sun 21 Jul 2019
12:30-13:15
Join us daily as we shine a spotlight on Seaton Delaval Hall's history and how it's influencing the Curtain Rises project.

Garden Tour

Fri 02 Aug 2019
14:00-14:45
Find out what's new and in bloom in the gardens and discover more about the landscape and ecology surrounding the hall.

Delaval Discoveries Walk

Sun 04 Aug 2019
13:30-15:45
Join our expert guides on this new walk of the estate and hear how the Delaval family made their fortunes from salt, coal and glass.

Dusk 'Til Dawn at the Hall: Delaval Dusk Bat Night

Fri 30 Aug 2019
19:00-21:00
Witness the sun setting then join our bat ecologist inside the Central Hall and learn about the fascinating creatures that roost and hibernate on site.