Behind the door tour

Go behind the scenes on this special tour to explore the lesser known 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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £12.50
View admission charges
Belton House

Prices

Grounds only: Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £7.30 £6.60
Family £26.70 £24.20
Single adult family £17.00 £15.40
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 £18.15 £16.50
Child £11.55 £10.50
Family £47.85 £43.50
Single adult family £29.70 £27.00
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 £13.75 £12.50
Child £9.50 £8.60
Family £37.00 £33.60
Single adult family £23.25 £21.10
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 £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 - 1 March and 28 October - 31 December 2019.

Main season prices: 2 March - 27 October 2019.

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. Please see the website for more information.

Basement tours can't be booked in advance but are available every day until 22 November 2019. Basement tours are free with a 'House and Grounds' ticket. Paying visitors with a 'Grounds Only' ticket can buy a separate ticket for a basement 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 how many National Trust members are in the group.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
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.
Accessibility
Please be aware that due to the location of the collection, the route of the tour will require climbing two flights of stairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 March 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Available
11 May 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Available
13 July 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Available
7 September 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

New volunteer open day

Tue 22 Jan 2019
13:00-14:00
If you have time to spare and want to make a difference, there are many ways you can get involved in our work.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 07 Feb 2019
10:00-10:45
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Winter wildlife family trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
09:30-15:00
Wrap up warm and spend some family time in the outdoors exploring this wildlife trail

The big Belton bird watch

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-12:30
Discover what birds visit Belton at this time of year.

Friday 50 things challenges

Fri 22 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Are you up for the challenge? Complete a different 50 things activity with our play team.

Fundraising fashion show

Fri 15 Mar 2019
19:00-21:30
The National Trust and SOS Fashion Shows present Belton's second fundraising fashion show.