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Group visits to Gunby Hall and Gardens

A photo of a smiling group of Gunby team members in front of the red brick house at Gunby
Bring your group to Gunby. Here you can see members of the Gunby team together in front of the house. | © National Trust

Bring your group for a great day out at Gunby. Discover the homely country house with links to Tennyson, Darwin and Vaughan-Williams. Stroll through the eight-acre garden with formal lawns, flower borders and vegetable plots. Explore the wider estate to see the ice house pond, remains of Bratoft Manor or Monksthorpe Chapel.

Group visits

Gunby welcomes group visits throughout the year, Monday to Sunday, not including bank holiday weekends and event days. Discounted rates are available for any non-members in pre-booked groups of more than 15 people.

All groups should book in advance, including smaller groups arriving by coach or minibus, as we're only able to accommodate one group visit a day.

Planning your visit

  • The coach can park a few metres from the property entrance and a member of the team will greet you on the coach to give a brief welcome talk, scan passes and give out tickets and maps.

  • The house and tea-room are quite small so it's important that your group splits into smaller units when visiting these areas.

  • Your visit will be self-guided. Our friendly and experienced hosts will be happy to answer any questions on your way round the house.

  • The house has quite a few steps and stairs. A wheelchair and walker are available for use on the ground floor of the house.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Coach access

The coach needs to park near an ornamental gate close to the entrance. However, as this gate is also an emergency access point, it’s important your driver either stays near the coach or near the tea-room so we can contact them in the unlikely case of an emergency.

Catering for your group

Treats and cakes are available from the tea-room. You are very welcome to bring a picnic and find a perfect spot anywhere in the Gunby gardens.

Education group visits

Gunby is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please email us at

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust properties.

Get in touch about bringing a group to Gunby

If you would like to book a group visit please email the team at and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange your visit.

Visitors at Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire

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