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.
View admission charges
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 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

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

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter Fireside talk with poet Mark Gwynne Jones

Fri 02 Feb 2018
11:15-13:30
'one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land...drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem.'

Hands on for Home Educators

Mon 05 Feb 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.

A Romantic Affair in association with the Lost Boys and Derby Live

Sat 10 Feb 2018
19:00-22:00
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one in the exquisite surroundings of Kedleston Hall. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, tasty food and get swept up in a story of romance.

Drop in Build a Birdbox

Sat 17 Feb 2018
10:00-12:00
Build your own bird box to create homes for wild birds in your garden. You can also make a bird feeder to keep our feathered friends well fed this winter.

Love Birds Crafts

Mon 19 Feb 2018
11:00-15:00
Show how much you love birds by getting creative at half term with craft activities celebrating our feathered friends.

Family Forest Fun (5-9 years)

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