Weekend Butler Basement Tours

Learn about the Butler's life below stairs on a short guided tour of the servants areas in the Hall.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

The tour includes half of the basement rooms, including some that are usually closed to visitors. This tour is designed for families but is open to all.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £17.50
    Non NT Member
  • Child £8.75
    Non NT Member
  • All £0.00
    NT Member
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Wimpole Estate

Prices

Wimpole Estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.95 £17.20
Child £9.50 £8.50
Family £47.40 £43.00
Group Adult N/A £16.00
Group Child N/A £8.00
Home Farm & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.80 £12.50
Child £6.85 £6.20
Family £34.45 £31.20
Group Adult N/A £11.70
Group Child N/A £5.70

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...

Family ticket is for 2 adults and up to 3 children
Discount voucher when arriving by bicycle or public transport.

The basics

Booking details
Please book in the Ticket Office on your arrival, we are unable to take bookings in advance
Suitability
Families welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Book your place in the Stable Block Ticket Office first, then meet on the front steps of the Hall
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothing
Accessibility
There are 12 steps to the main entrance of the Hall, followed by a flight of steps down to the Basements.
Other
Admission includes entry to the Farm and Gardens.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
19 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
25 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
26 January 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
1 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
2 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
8 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
9 February 2020 11:30 - 12:00 Available
13:00 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Wimpole Estate Office
Email
wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01223 206000

Upcoming events

Volunteer Recruitment Day

Sat 18 Jan 2020
10:00-14:00
Pop in to find out more about our current volunteer vacancies at Wimpole.

Weekend Butler Basement Tours

Sat 18 Jan 2020
11:30-12:00
Learn about the Butler's life below stairs on a short guided tour of the servants areas in the Hall.

Family Behind-the-Scenes at Home Farm

Mon 20 Jan 2020
11:30-12:30
Have you ever wondered what happens when Home Farm closes for the winter? Join us on a weekday tour to see behind the scenes.

Weekday Winter Basement Tours

Mon 20 Jan 2020
11:30-12:30
Learn about life below stairs on a guided tour of the servants areas in the Hall.

Behind-the-Scenes at Home Farm

Mon 20 Jan 2020
14:00-15:00
Work on the Farm never stops! Meet our farm teams hard at work and discover what it take to look after our animals over the winter months.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Tue 21 Jan 2020
11:30-12:30
Learn about the stories behind the pictures in the Hall