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!

Prices

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

Prices

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
Grounds
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
  • 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...

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

Suitability
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!

Times

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

Contact Info

Name
Business Support
Email
kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 842191

Upcoming events

Wild Food Wander: Autumn Harvest

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:30-12:00
Take a guided walk and learn about some of the edible plants growing around Kedleston's parkland.

Incidents Uncovered at Kedleston Hall

Sat 29 Sep 2018
14:00-15:30
Take a walk with the Head Gardener back to the 1700's and experience how the Short Walk was originally conceived as a walk of contemplation, enlightenment and surprise.

What's Eating our Collection?

Sun 30 Sep 2018
12:30-16:00
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.

Hands on for Home Educators

Mon 01 Oct 2018
10:30-12:00
Join us on the first Monday of the month for a practical outdoor work session aimed at families who home educate.

Family Forest Fun (5-9 years)

Sat 13 Oct 2018
10:30-12:00
Join our regular woodland club and enjoy different outdoor activities each month. Booking essential as places are limited.

Preschool Play Days

Tue 16 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Join us for our monthly outdoor play aimed at messy little adventurers. Expect crafts, games and stories, and dress for the weather!