Behind the door tour

Go behind the scenes on this special tour to explore the lesser seen parts of the Mansion.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Discover what it was like to work in a country house. Explore how the house operated from the basements to the private family spaces on the ground and first floors. This is an opportunity to go behind the scenes, tour the attic accommodation and find out more about the work of the National Trust.

Each ticket entitles the bearer to a free cup of tea or filter coffee in the Stables restaurant.


Event ticket prices
  • All £12.00
View admission charges
Belton House


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £10.60 £9.60
Family £43.60 £39.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.70
Grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.70 £11.50
Child £8.60 £7.80
Family £34.00 £30.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Grounds only: Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
Below Stairs ticketed tours
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £2.00
Family N/A £9.60

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...

Winter prices: 1 Jan – 3 Mar & 6 Nov - 31 Dec

The House will reopen on Saturday 4 March

Group bookings require a minimum of 15 people

The below stairs tickets allow visitors with grounds only admission the chance to upgrade their access to include the below stairs tour of the house.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01476 566116 ext: 100
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the Marble Hall of the Mansion, five minutes before the tour.
What to bring and wear
Don't forget to wrap up warm. Please avoid wearing sharp heels in the mansion to help look after the floors. You may be provided with covers for muddy shoes.
Please be aware that due to the location of the collection, the route of the tour will require climbing two flights of stairs.
The May tour is now sold out, but it will be repeated on in July and September. Please check our website for booking details in late May.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 July 2017 10:00 - 13:00 Postponed
23 September 2017 10:00 - 13:00 Postponed

Contact Info

Our Team at Belton
Call 01476 566116

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Half-term fun in the Discovery Centre

Sun 28 May 2017
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Family House Tours

Thu 01 Jun 2017
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Talking pictures

Fri 02 Jun 2017
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Friday #50things Challenge

Fri 02 Jun 2017
Join us as we challenge you to complete one of the #50things activities.

Paint the Garden

Sun 04 Jun 2017
Take inspiration from the formal gardens at Belton to create your own work of art.