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A Life Below Stairs Tour

Hear the stories of the servants who lived and worked at Ickworth as you discover the hustle and bustle that went on below stairs.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a step back in time to experience life as a servant in 1935. Hear the stories of the servants who lived and worked at Ickworth as you discover the hustle and bustle that went on in the basement. Learn how the 4th Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol ran the house, what food they ate and even some of the mischief that went on below stairs.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Children are welcome.

Meeting point

Head to the Welcome Point to sign in and pick up your ticket.

What to bring and wear

The House can be cold so wear appropriate clothing. You may be asked to wear shoe coverings if your shoes are muddy. Large backpacks and push chairs can be left in West Wing foyer.

Accessibility

Basement is accessible to wheelchair users from the moat entrance. Manual wheelchairs available.

Other

Sign in and pick up your ticket at the Welcome Point then head over to the West Wing entrance. Please do not bring food and drink into the Rotunda.

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on
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on
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Ickworth: A Design Masterpiece Tour 

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on
19 Apr to 1 Nov 2024
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10:45 to 11:30
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