Basildon Park 'dinner at 8' exhibition
The curtains have been drawn, the crystal chandeliers are sparkling and the table is set ready for guests to arrive. See the house dressed ready for a dinner party, as it would have been when the Iliffe's hosted them.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Lord and Lady Iliffe were famous for the weekend parties they laid on, including the decadent dinner parties that went with them. Now, you too have the opportunity to experience the glamour and opulence of a country house evening party.
You can view the house at its usual opening hours, with house tours taking place at 11am and 11:30am, and free-flow visiting from 12pm to 5pm.
Please note that from 30 Oct - 31 Dec the house will close at 4pm.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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.
|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.
Entry for National Trust members: free.
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Meeting point
- Head to the outside stairs of the house and entry to the house is at the top of these.
- Only stairs access to the house.
|25 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|26 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|27 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|28 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|29 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|30 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|1 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|2 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|3 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|4 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|5 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|6 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|7 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|8 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|9 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|10 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|11 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|12 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|13 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|14 October 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|