Putting the house to bed - behind the scenes tour

A curious look behind the scenes at how we prepare the house and collection for the big winter clean.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As well as finding out about the house's history, you'll see some of the equipment that we use and discover what work's involved with repairing the delicate, ornate plaster ceilings.

This guided tour is a true behind the scenes look at the house tucked up in its winter conservation phase.

We're currently making repairs to two plaster ceilings. This means that some rooms will be inaccessible, but you'll have the rare opportunity to still see the work in progress from afar.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
East Riddlesden Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £19.25 £17.50
Family ticket with one adult £11.55 £10.50
Group Adult N/A £6.65

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...

Family ticket admits up to 3 children. £1 off entry when arriving via Keighley & District Transport buses on receipt of a valid bus ticket

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in front of the main house.
What to bring and wear
The house can be cold in winter so please wrap up warm. You'll find out more about why we don't have the heating on in winter on this tour.
Accessibility
The house is a two story building, the first floor is only accessible by stairs.
Other
It's the busiest time for our conservation team and access to some rooms in the house will be limited. Max 10 people per tour, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Booking not needed.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 November 2018 11:00 - 11:25 Available
13:00 - 13:25 Available
14:00 - 14:25 Available
18 November 2018 11:00 - 11:25 Available
13:00 - 13:25 Available
14:00 - 14:25 Available
24 November 2018 11:00 - 11:25 Available
13:00 - 13:25 Available
14:00 - 14:25 Available
25 November 2018 11:00 - 11:25 Available
13:00 - 13:25 Available
14:00 - 14:25 Available

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Experience Team
Email
eastriddlesden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01535 607075 option3

Upcoming events

Christmas wreath workshop

Sat 17 Nov 2018
10:30-13:00
Take a little piece of East Riddlesden Hall with you this Christmas.

Putting the house to bed - behind the scenes tour

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-11:25
A curious look behind the scenes at how we prepare the house and collection for the big winter clean.

Voices for peace

Sun 18 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
Gather together at the Airedale Barn to reflect on the importance of peace on the centenary of the ending of World War 1.

Christmas tree sale

Sat 01 Dec 2018
09:00-15:30
Create family memories when you buy a real Christmas tree from East Riddlesden Hall this December.

Indoor Christmas market

Sat 08 Dec 2018
11:00-17:00
Step into the warm, rustic Airedale Barn and be surrounded by fairy lights that trace the lines of the majestic oak beams. There’ll be lots of local stalls selling everything from scented gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery, local gins and lots more.