Stourhead House Behind Closed Doors tours

A chance to see behind the normally closed doors on a guided tour.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Tours change each day, but could include four floors from servants' bedrooms in the roof to a barrel run in the cellar - with many stairs in between.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Stourhead

Prices

Day Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.30 £16.60
Child £9.20 £8.30
Family £45.80 £41.50
1 adult, 2 children £27.50 £24.90
King Alfred's Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £4.40
Child N/A £2.20
Family N/A £11.00

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 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...

There is a car parking charge for non-members of £4 for the day.

Coach parking is £10 per day.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01747 841152
Places are limited and tours are bookable in advance.
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Stourhead House
Other
3 tours per day by pre-booked ticket

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
25 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 January 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
6 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 February 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

Stourhead House Behind Closed Doors tours

Mon 22 Jan 2018
11:00-15:00
A chance to see behind the normally closed doors on a guided tour.

Genius of the place: foundations

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

Stourhead House Genius Story

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-16:30
A visit to the house brings to life the Hoare family's 'golden path' to success and its influence on Stourhead. The showrooms and basement interactive area illuminate key parts of their story including: the role of the family bank, building a...

Genius daily walks

Tue 20 Mar 2018
11:00-12:00
Your guide will help you discover more about the Genius of Stourhead, its history and the family who created this special place as you walk through part of the garden.

Genius Story introduction walks

Tue 20 Mar 2018
11:00-12:00
Join one of Stourhead's volunteers on a guided introduction to the new Genius story at Stourhead. Discover more about the Hoare family who created this special place on a walk through the spring garden that was described as 'a living work of art'.

Spring estate walks

Fri 23 Mar 2018
11:00-13:00
Stourhead estate has 2500 acres of ancient, diverse and managed landscapes. Join a volunteer guided walk to enjoy the spring landscape and discover more about the countryside beyond the landscape garden. Your guide will share how the estate has...