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

Admission free

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.

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
30 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
31 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
1 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
2 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
6 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
7 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
8 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
9 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
15 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
16 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
20 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
21 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
22 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
23 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
27 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
28 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
29 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

West Wing Scaffold Climbs

Thu 30 Jan 2020
11:30-12:00
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.

Spotlight Tour

Thu 30 Jan 2020
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.

Behind the Scenes Hard Hat Tours

Sat 08 Feb 2020
14:00-15:30
Join our lead contractors, Historic Property Restoration, for a look behind the scenes of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Curtain Rises project.

Delaval Discoveries Walk

Sun 01 Mar 2020
13:30-16:30
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.

Garden Tour

Fri 06 Mar 2020
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.