What's Eating our Collection?

Looking after Kedleston's collection is no easy task, especially when it comes to eradicating creepy crawlies! Take a peek through the microscope and see the types of creatures we have to defend our collection against.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about what damage pests can do and how we keep our objects safe. View the tiny creatures up-close with digital microscopes and test your knowledge with our Pest Detective quizzes. We work hard to conserve our collection from pests barely visible to the naked eye, learn about the amazing work our volunteers do behind the scenes!


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.80
Child £3.75 £3.40
Family £18.75 £17.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.65

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

We also offer a number of group tours available on prior request via our main office:

Kedleston Hall State Floor Tour - £17.50pp Mornings only (Please note that State Floor Tours are not available Friday-Sunday or Bank Holidays)

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Ask at visitor reception whe you arrive who will be able to point you i the right direction!
What to bring and wear
Although this takes place in the hall it can still be chilly!


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 September 2018 12:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Business Support
Call 01332 842191

Upcoming events

Decorate a willow butterfly

Thu 26 Jul 2018
Butterflies, recognisable by their beautiful coloured wings are a sure sign of summer. Here in the pleasure grounds at Kedleston we get plenty seeking out the flowers. Come and decorate your own willow butterfly!

50 things bug station

Fri 27 Jul 2018
Drop by our 50 Things Bug Station to complete some insect related 50 Things challenges. Everyone might not be a fan of those creepy crawlies but they are such an important part of the natural ecosystem.

Marvellous Moths

Sun 05 Aug 2018
Join us as we reveal some normally unseen residents of Kedleston Park when we look inside our overnight moth trap.

Bats and Bangers Walk

Mon 06 Aug 2018
Discover more about the night time occupants in the parkland at Kedleston Hall, starting with a bangers and mash tea in the restaurant.

Kedleston Summer Sleepover

Tue 07 Aug 2018
Join us for a unique opportunity to spend a night under the stars in Kedleston's Pleasure Grounds

Outdoor Theatre: Sense and Sensibility

Fri 10 Aug 2018
Chapter House Theatre Company return with their adaptation of the Sense and Sensibility story. Watch this outdoor theatre within the Kedleston grounds.