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
Below Stairs 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.

Below stairs tours are available every day except Christmas Day. Visitors with a grounds only ticket can purchase a separate ticket for a below stairs 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
19 May 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Available
7 July 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Available
22 September 2018 10:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

The team at Belton
Call 01476 566116

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Belton House

Wed 21 Mar 2018
From 3 March 2018, visitors to Belton House will receive a unique key because for the first time ever, admission to the mansion will be by timed entry only.

Community Talk: uncovering Belton's stables

Mon 26 Mar 2018
Discover how the National Trust approaches large conservation projects and find out more about Belton's exciting stables project taking place in 2018 as we peel back the layers of history to uncover the buildings secrets.

Community Talk: reintroducing the Count and Countess

Tue 27 Mar 2018
Join David Fitzer, National Trust's Conservation Manager at Belton House for this special community talk about how the change in moral outlook changed the country house.

Community Talk: discovering Belton's wilderness

Tue 27 Mar 2018
Join Emma Lockwood, Project Manager at Belton House, for an illustrated talk through the Wilderness Garden, showcasing the history and recent discoveries made through research and archaeology. Find out more about the riverside Boathouse and...

Community Talk: Postcards from Belton

Wed 28 Mar 2018
Join Alec Gordon, National Trust's General Manager at Belton for this special community talk about the postcards from Belton.

The adventure playground's 40th birthday party

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Join us for a full day of play to celebrate with puppet shows, archery, children's outdoor theatre, bushcraft activities, face-painting and more.