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Behind Closed Doors: Cellars, Stores, and State Rooms

Join our house and collections team on a behind the scenes tour of the Mansion. Including exclusive access to the cellars, stores and staterooms.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Have you ever wondered what lies behind the 'private' signs?

Discover the what goes on behind closed doors with Shugborough's house and collections team, including important conservation works on the mansion and collection.

Have exclusive access to areas of the mansion which are not usually open to visitors, including the state bedroom and basement.



Event prices

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Per person£10.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children must be supervised. Families welcome.

Meeting point

Please head to visitor reception on arrival. The tour starts from the Mansion Portico.


The mansion 1 mile from the car park, there is a buggy service available, which runs from the visitor reception to the midden yard. This tour takes place across multiple floors of the mansion, including attic spaces and the basement. There is no lift and multiple stairs. During part of the tour you will need to wear a hard hat (provided). This tour lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes approximately.

Contact info

Central Booking Line

Upcoming events


Blossom Poetry Gallery | Festival of Blossom 

Visit Shugborough's Blossom Poetry Gallery, found in the historic Brewhouse.

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19 May to 2 Jun 2024
11:00 to 17:00
+ 14 other dates or times

Wild Life: Spring Trail 

Follow your trail map and discover the nature that lives here at Shugborough Estate.

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25 May to 2 Jun 2024
09:00 to 18:00
+ 8 other dates or times

Meet the Ranger Team | Great Big Green Week 

To celebrate 'Great Big Green Week' meet Shugborough's Ranger team.

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9 Jun to 12 Jun 2024
09:00 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time

Green Gardening Talks | Great Big Green Week. 

To celebrate 'Great Big Green Week' join Shugborough's Gardens Team on a walking talk of the gardens to discover how we are gardening 'greener' here at Shugborough.

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11 Jun to 15 Jun 2024
14:00 to 14:40
+ 2 other dates or times