Group visits to Shugborough
Bring your group to Shugborough and explore the estate and all its wonderful treasures to learn about its rich and fascinating history.
Visiting Shugborough with your group
Self-guided visits offer the opportunity to explore the estate at your own pace and tailor your experience to the needs of your class.
We welcome teachers and forest school leaders to use the outdoor spaces to help students connect with nature; and indoor spaces including the house and Servants’ Quarters to learn about life in a different era.
The house tells the story of Admiral George Anson’s 1740s circumnavigation and Thomas Anson’s vision for creating the estate and parkland.
What we can offer
- Access to the entire estate
- A classroom space for wet weather, bag storage and lunch breaks
- Disabled toilets in various locations and a Changing Places toilet at a central location
- A unique natural play area for some down time
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.
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 NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Booking your group visit to Shugborough
Shugborough is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at email@example.com
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.
Explore the Georgian house at Shugborough, discover global treasures, life below stairs in the servants' quarters and the Apartments of Patrick Lichfield.
Explore the walled garden, formal garden and arboretum at Shugborough in Staffordshire, the former home of the late Patrick Lichfield.
Discover the wildlife, buildings and monuments that you can find on 900 acres of parkland at Shugborough Estate.
Visit the café and tea-room at Shugborough, for a tasty treat. Browse the shop and plant centre for gifts, or the second-hand bookshop for a new read.
Discover how Thomas Anson and his descendants set about transforming Shugborough in Staffordshire into a pioneering example of garden design.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.