Midwinter mystery tour in the mansion (23rd December - 5th January)

Immerse yourself in the Jazz Age as Lady Kitty Brownlow, an amateur actress, welcomes High Society’s bright young things to join her in staging a murder mystery play, sparkling with twenties style.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

The scene is set, an uninvited guest has been found dead in the Breakfast Room. The below stairs staff are discreetly watching the play unfold and are reporting back to the curious cook, Agatha, who is eager to solve the murder.

As a visitor on this guided tour with a twist, you’ll unravel the secrets behind Kitty’s mystery play and experience the house as you've never seen it before.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £4.00
  • Child £4.00
View admission charges
Belton House

Prices

Grounds only : 28/10/19 - 5/01/20
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £7.30 £6.60
Family £26.70 £24.20
Single adult family £17.00 £15.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00
Christmas House and Grounds : 23/11 - 5/01
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.80
Child £9.50 £8.60
Family £35.50 £32.20
Single adult family £22.50 £20.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.70
Midwinter Mystery Tour
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.00
Child N/A £4.00
Basement tours : until 22/11/19
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £1.80
Child N/A £1.10
Family N/A £4.70
Single adult family N/A £2.90

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...

Winter prices: 28 October - 5 January 2020.

Grounds and House entry is free for National Trust members. If you have a Family or Joint Membership, please bring both your membership cards to gain admission.

The main display rooms in the mansion are now closed for our annual winter cleaning programme.

A selection of rooms will re-open for the Christmas period. Entry is by timed ticket which is pre-bookable. Last entry is at 3pm. Please see the website for more information.

Basement tours are available every day until 17 November 2019. Basement tours are free for National Trust members and visitors with a 'House and Grounds' ticket. Visitors with a 'Grounds Only' ticket can buy a separate ticket for a basement tour from the visitor reception.

We launch Midwinter Mystery Tours on Saturday 23 November. There is a charge of £4 per person for the tour including members. A limited number of tickets are available to book online.

A family ticket applies for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children aged from 5-17 years. Children under 5 are free.

Group bookings require a minimum of 15 people. The discount rate applies regardless how many National Trust members are in the group.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please collect your ticket from the Visitor Reception. Follow signs to the mansion and wait by the Basement’s Scullery Door, off the Estate Yard five minutes before the time stated on your ticket.
What to bring and wear
Please dress warmly and avoid wearing sharp heels in the mansion. You may be provided with covers for muddy shoes.
Accessibility
Entry to the basement and mansion involves stairs. Assistance is available to get into the house, please speak to a member of the team. Please note there is uneven stone flooring in basement.
Other
Tickets need to be picked up from the Visitor Welcome building at least 30 minutes before your allocated tour time. Please note photography is not permitted in the basement.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
24 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
26 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
27 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
28 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
29 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
30 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
31 December 2019 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
1 January 2020 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
2 January 2020 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
3 January 2020 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
4 January 2020 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available
5 January 2020 11:00 - 11:50 Available
12:20 - 13:10 Available
13:40 - 14:30 Available
15:00 - 15:50 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Enquiries (not bookings)
Email
belton@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01476 566116

Upcoming events

Midwinter mystery tour in the mansion (23rd November - 22 December)

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:00-11:50
Immerse yourself in the Jazz Age as Lady Kitty Brownlow, an amateur actress, welcomes High Society’s bright young things to join her in staging a murder mystery play, sparkling with twenties style.

Mansion at Christmas (8th - 22nd December)

Tue 10 Dec 2019
11:30-11:45
Enjoy Belton’s main reception rooms dressed for a high society Christmas. Be transported back in time to the roaring twenties with Christmas trees sparkling in Art Deco glamour, a lavishly dressed dining table and costumed house guests to greet you.

Christmas at Belton

Thu 12 Dec 2019
16:20-20:00
The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail.

Father Christmas and friends

Fri 13 Dec 2019
14:00-14:35
Join the elves at Belton’s Old School for a special fun-filled performance of festive singing and high jinks before a visit from Father Christmas, who comes bearing gifts.

Guided parkland walk

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:30-13:00
Meet Belton’s ranger team and find out about their work across the parkland during this 2-mile walk.

Belton Estate 10k guided walk

Thu 19 Dec 2019
09:30-13:00
Explore Belton’s landscape, history and wildlife on a 10K walk across the wider estate, with the volunteer ranger team.