Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist (age 14+)
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked – an irreverent, behind-the-scenes house tour at Calke Abbey.
- Booking essential
- Admission applies
What's a Calke Unlocked tour like, you ask? It's high-energy, loads of fun, interactive and just a little bit naughty. Our unique tour leaders are experts in the obscure and collectors of hidden stories.
Together you’ll uncover behind-the-scenes snippets, share scandalous secrets and back stories, and explore the un-stately home.
Booking is essential to give you that VIP experience. Please note this is fast-paced experience and involves lots of stairs.
Tours are available every Wednesday and Saturday in August and September, and last around 90 minutes.
Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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:
|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.
The admission fee to the Parkland and Gardens applies to all non-members, whether arriving by car, bike or on foot. This supports vital conservation work in the outdoors at Calke Abbey, so that we can protect this special place for everyone, for ever. There is no car parking charge.
Admission to the House is in addition to the Parkland and Gardens, and is available from the Ticket Office. Please note that there may be a queue outside at busier times.
- Booking details
- Call 0844 249 1895
- Sorry, this tour isn't suitable for children under 14
- Meeting point
- All booked in? Meet us at the Ticket Office; your friendly Tour Guide will be the one waving madly.
- What to bring and wear
- We'll bring the fun – you bring bags of energy and a little sense of humour.
- Due the slightly wonky nature of the house, unfortunately this tour isn't suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.