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.

Prices

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

Prices

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 £1.50
Child N/A £1.00
Family N/A £4.00
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
Christmas in the Mansion
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £15.00

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...

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 23 November 2018. 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.

Christmas in the Mansion tours can't be booked in advance but are available every day between 24 November 2018 and 6 January 2019. Paying visitors with a 'Grounds Only Winter' ticket can buy a separate ticket for Christmas in the Mansion from visitor reception.

A family ticket applies for up to 2 adults, and 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.

Main season prices: 3 March - 28 October 2018.

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

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

I Am the Seed outdoor nature poetry exhibition

Tue 23 Oct 2018
09:30-17:30
Take a walk through the seasons as Belton showcases the artwork of award-winning children's book illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon. Enjoy an illustrated poem for every month of the year.

October Half Term

Wed 24 Oct 2018
09:30-16:00
Join in the family fun this half-term

Timed entry to Belton House

Wed 24 Oct 2018
12:30-12:45
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 24 Oct 2018
12:30-16:00
Exhibition of work by Grantham Embroiderer's Guild inspired by the embroidery of Lady Marian Alford, mother of Belton's 2nd and 3rd Earls.

Family house tour

Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:00-12:00
Uncover stories of Belton House on a special family house tour.

Friday #50things challenge

Fri 26 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Join us as we challenge you to complete one of the #50things activities.