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
27 June 2018 12:30 - 16:00 Available
30 September 2018 12:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Business Support
Call 01332 842191

Upcoming events

Henro 2018 - An exhibition by Takumasa Ono

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Japanese artist Takumasa Ono, returns to Kedleston Hall, to exhibit his artwork which is inspired by National Trust properties.

Get to know your digital camera - SORRY, SOLD OUT

Fri 04 May 2018
Get to know your DSLR by photographing some fantastic spring wildlife around the park at Kedleston, let by naturalist and photographer Dave Clay.

Family Forest Fun (5-9 years)

Sat 12 May 2018
Join our regular woodland club and enjoy different outdoor activities each month. Booking essential as places are limited.

Family Forest Fun (10-13 years)

Sat 12 May 2018
Join our regular Forest School Club in the woodland at Kedleston and enjoy different outdoor activities each month.

Hands on for Home Educators

Mon 14 May 2018
Join us on the first Monday of the month for a practical outdoor work session aimed at families who home educate.

Preschool Play Days

Tue 15 May 2018
Join us for our monthly outdoor play aimed at messy little adventurers. Expect crafts, games and stories, and dress for the weather!