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 restaurant marquee.


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


House and Grounds
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.30 £15.70
Child £11.00 £10.00
Family £45.60 £41.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £9.10 £8.20
Family £35.50 £32.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.40
Basement ticketed tours
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.00
Child N/A £2.20
Family N/A £10.20
Grounds only: Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.30 £8.40
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £25.45 £23.10
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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...

Main season prices: 3 March - 28 October 2018.

Winter prices: 1 January - 2 March and 29 October - 31 December 2018.

Please note access to the house is via timed entry ticket only. Please see the website for more information.

Basement tours are available every day except Christmas Day. Visitors with a grounds only ticket can purchase a separate ticket for a basement tour from the information point next to the visitor reception building.

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

The main showrooms close for conservation cleaning from 29 October - 31 December 2018.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the west door 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.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 July 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Sold out
22 September 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Sold out

Contact Info

The team at Belton
Call 01476 566116

Upcoming events

Belton's wilderness walk

Tue 19 Jun 2018
An introduction to Belton's wilderness garden and the designed features of the landscape. This short walk follows the river Witham taking in the Gothic Ruin, Hermitage, site of Belton's knucklebone floor and the Boathouse.

Timed entry to Belton House

Wed 20 Jun 2018
You can pre-book any time up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. There is no charge to reserve a mansion key. Entry to Belton is free for members. Non members pay for admission on arrival at Belton. All visitors to the house will require their own key.

Inspired by Marian

Wed 20 Jun 2018
Exhibition of work by Grantham Embroiderer's Guild inspired by the embroidery of Lady Marian Alford, mother of Belton's 2nd and 3rd Earls.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 21 Jun 2018
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Toolbox Talks

Thu 21 Jun 2018
Find out what the project team have been up to on the renovation of Belton's 17th century Grade I listed stable block.

Art in the park

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Come and join in the fun and get artistic at Belton's summer party in the parkland.