A servant's life - domestic quarters tours

Southeast Quarter Scullery

Uncover the hidden stories of the servants in the house on a new series of tours this winter. See behind the scenes in the rooms of the south east quarter and the domestic ground floor areas of the house and hear the previously untold stories of those that worked here.

If visiting during November, January or early February, these tours provide a special opportunity to be able to see inside the house while it is closed for the annual winter conservation work.  The tour includes the central courtyard, outer hall, butler's pantry and housekeeper's room, as well as all the secret hidden south east quarter of the house with the original kitchen, scullery, southeast courtyard and small dining room.

The tour will for the first time tell stories from the servants working in the house before it came into the care of the Trust. There will also be subtle changes within the rooms to reflect servants life, while photos will be found on the walls depecting their time in the house.

Tours are on weekdays, running four times a day lasting 45 minutes. Tour tickets are £5 (non-members will also need to pay normal admission for entry on the day). Tour numbers are limited. These may be popular on some days and so to avoid disappointment we would recommend booking here online in advance.

Tours will be available in November, January and February. Dates will be made available here shortly.