Below stairs tours

Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Please note these tours are volunteer led and subject to availability. With limited spaces they can book up quickly, so we advise collecting a ticket on arrival to avoid disappointment.

Prices

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

Prices

Grounds only: Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.25
Child £7.60 £6.90
Family £28.00 £25.40
Single adult family £17.80 £16.15
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00
House and Grounds
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.05 £17.30
Child £12.10 £11.00
Family £50.20 £45.60
Single adult family £31.15 £28.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.45
Grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.45 £13.10
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £38.80 £35.20
Single adult family £24.35 £22.10
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.40
Below stairs ticketed tours
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £1.80
Child N/A £1.10
Family N/A £4.70
Single adult family N/A £2.90

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...

Winter prices: 1 January - 28 February and 2 November  - 31 December 2020.

Main season prices: 29 February - 1 November 2020.

Entry to Belton House is free for National Trust members. If you have a Family or Joint Membership, please bring both your membership cards to gain admission.

We operate a timed entry system to the main rooms of the mansion which is pre-bookable. Last entry is at 4pm. Please see the website for more information.

Below stairs tours can't be booked in advance but are available every day from 7 January 2020. Below stairs tours are free with a 'House and Grounds' ticket. Paying visitors with a 'Grounds Only' ticket can buy a separate ticket for a below stairs tour from the information point next to visitor reception.

A family ticket applies for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children aged from 5-17 years. Children under 5 are free.

Group bookings require a minimum of 15 people. The discount rate applies regardless of how many National Trust members are in the group.

The basics

Booking details
Please check availability and collect a timed ticket from the information point on arrival.
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please collect your timed ticket from the information point behind Visitor Reception. Follow signs to the mansion and wait under the clock arch at the time slot stated on your ticket.
What to bring and wear
Please avoid wearing sharp heels in the mansion to help look after the floors. You may be provided with covers for muddy shoes.
Accessibility
Access to the house and basements include flights of stairs, so we regret that these tours are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
4 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
6 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
The team at Belton
Email
belton@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01476 566116

Upcoming events

Below stairs tours

Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

Timed entry to Belton House (29 Feb - 16 Mar)

Sat 29 Feb 2020
12:45-13:00
Entry to the house is by timed entry for all visitors, including National Trust members. You can pre-book any time up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. There is no charge to reserve a mansion key.

Guided parkland walk

Sun 01 Mar 2020
11:30-13:00
Meet Belton’s ranger team and find out about their work across the parkland during this 2-mile walk.

Walks for wellbeing

Tue 03 Mar 2020
11:30-13:30
Walking in nature can help improve wellbeing and mindfulness. Take a breather from the stresses of daily life and enjoy Belton as a space to gather your thoughts. Keep your body and mind healthy by exploring the parkland to get closer to nature.

Percy the Park Keeper: One Springy Day

Thu 05 Mar 2020
09:30-17:30
Join Percy the Park Keeper and his woodland friends on a spring activity trail. Complete the trail around the garden and collect a sticker. Based on Nick Butterworth’s book ‘One Springy Day’.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 05 Mar 2020
10:00-10:45
Enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts with your toddler in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.