Group visits at The Firs

Joe Tierney talking to a group of visitors

We offer exclusive pre-booked visits to groups of 15 or more on Tuesdays when the property is normally closed.

On Tuesdays outside of school holidays we can offer exclusive openings of The Firs for groups to explore Elgar’s birthplace and story with:

  • A 20 minute introductory talk

  • a full guided tour

  • a choice of pre-ordered refreshments/lunches

  • an opportunity to purchase gifts/ souvenirs

  • group discount entry price for non NT members

Groups are invited to book either a morning visit 10am – 12.30pm or afternoon visit 1.30pm – 4pm.

The cost of these half day group tour packages are:

  • Up to 30 people - £150

  • Up to 45 people - £200

  • Up to 60 people - £240

Normal admission charges also apply for non-members

We can also provide pre-ordered refreshments/lunches as follows:

  • Tea/Coffee @ £2pp

  • Tea/Coffee and NT shortbread @£3.50pp

  • Sandwich @ £3.95pp

       For groups of 30 or less :

  • Soup @ £4.50

  • Sandwich and Crisps @£4.90

For groups of more than 30 people, we would be happy to provide at buffet lunch to suit your budget.

A group visiting the birthplace cottage
Group Visit to The Firs
A group visiting the birthplace cottage

Bookings and Payment

To make a booking request please complete and return the downloadable booking form and we will contact you to confirm date and arrangements.

If you wish to visit on a Tuesday please download this booking form

Full payment for the tour package price and catering will need to be received at least month in advance of your visit. On the day, individual group members will need to show NT membership cards for scanning in order to gain free entry and non NT members will be charged a group discount price £7.60pp.

We are always grateful if non-members can be made aware that annual membership of the National Trust is available for as little as £5.40 per month and this will entitle them to free entry to over 500 special places. They can sign up for membership at our Visitor Reception on arrival, at any other National Trust property or online.  

For further information or to discuss the possibility of bringing a group on a day other than a Tuesday please contact Joe Tierney on 01905 333330 or email joe.tierney@nationaltrust.org.uk