Behind closed doors - a dramatic, costumed evening tour of Attingham

Let Lord Berwick take you back in time for a rousing early evening tour of the stunning ground floor of Attingham Mansion. Our costumed guide will lead you on a Grand Tour of Attingham's history just after the last visitor has left for the day.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

An empty, shuttered mansion and the 2nd Lord Berwick (early 1800s) await your tour group, giving an unusual opportunity to immerse yourself deep into the atmosphere and stories of Attingham.

Publicly available on four nights a year and available on request for groups of 15-20 people. (Please ring Attingham events for more info on 01743 708165)

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £8.00
View admission charges
Attingham Park

Prices

Non-member admission prices from 2 February 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.35
Family £35.00 £31.75
1 adult, 3 children £21.00 £19.05
Group Adult N/A £11.90
Off peak admission after 4.30pm daily from 2 Feb
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 3 children £15.00 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.50

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...

When you buy your admission ticket you’re directly supporting our conservation work. Off peak admission available daily from 4.30pm.

By choosing to pay our Gift Aid admission you're further helping us to carry out vital conservation work across the estate to keep it a special place forever, for everyone.

A 'Green Incentive' discounted entry is available for visitors arriving by foot, public transport or by cycle (standard cycles are not permitted past Visitor Reception, children 5 years and under can ride a balance bike, bike with stabilisers or trike in the grounds). 

Admission to Attingham is free for National Trust members and under 5s. 

The Picture Gallery and first floor of the Mansion will be closed from Monday 9 September, reopening on Monday 16 September while we take down the temporary exhibition Faces Of Change: Nature's Champions. The basement and show rooms will remain open.

 

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442 491895
Suitability
All under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
This tour starts at the front steps of the Mansion, it's a 10 minute walk from Visitor Reception.
Accessibility
During the tour there are stairs to navigate
Other
The tour takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes. None members of the National Trust will have to pay off peak Gift Aid entry of £10 per person on arrival.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 September 2019 16:45 - 18:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Attingham Events
Email
attinghamevents@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708165

Upcoming events

Explore the River Tern with Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Mon 26 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
Canoe Attingham’s hidden gem; the beautiful River Tern. Suitable for all ages and experience levels, this is a unique opportunity to paddle back in time and experience the history of Attingham Park though the views from the river.

Faces of Change: Nature's Champions

Mon 26 Aug 2019
11:00-16:30
The National Portrait Gallery is coming to Attingham with 'Nature's Champions', a partnership exhibition of portraits of champions of nature and the natural world from David Attenborough to Beatrix Potter, and Vivienne Westwood to Joe Strummer.

Monday Mansion Games

Mon 26 Aug 2019
14:00-16:00
Take a breather and play some traditional lawn games in front of the historic Mansion. Have a go with badminton, croquet or bowls. Laugh along as you have a go with the egg and spoon race or see if you can get that hula hoop to stay up.

Meet the expert - Bird mist netting

Mon 26 Aug 2019
15:00-19:00
Every year our dedicated volunteer uses mist netting to gently catch, ring and then release the birds who are using the River Tern as a highway as they migrate. This is a great opportunity to get close to the birds and talk to the expert.

Deer Park Safari

Tue 27 Aug 2019
10:30-11:15
Be part of our 'Grow Your Green Roots' year at Attingham. The estate is home to approx. 200 deer, find out all about them and the other wildlife which call Attingham home. Take a seat on our tractor and trailer safari ride to see what you can spot.

Attingham run groups

Tue 27 Aug 2019
18:30-19:30
Join one of our three run groups on either Tuesday or Friday evening. Tuesday hosts our beginners and intermediate run groups and Friday our girls only group.