Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

If you are planning a visit with a group (10+) we have special admission rates. Just call or email us to make your booking. Although you do not need to book for admission, we do recommend it so we can ensure that there is only one group in the building at any time. If not, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide you with audio tours and guidebooks.  Group audio tours are available on any day and in the evening. You can find our admission prices here.

 In addition to this, we would be happy to supply light refreshments:

Tea / Coffee & biscuits  £2.75                               

Tea/Coffee & home-made cakes  £4.50 

Cakes are made by a baker just two hundred yards from our building, with the gorgeous coffee being roasted just for us by local company Footprint Coffee, right on the edge of town!  Free refills!

We do not have a cafe on site and these refreshments are provided just for you, so we do have to know that you would like this in advance.


Stapleton Castle Tours

We can arrange for your group to visit the fascinating ruins of of Stapleton Castle. For more information, just have a lot at the details here. Please note, there is rough walking and no seating in this tour, so be prepared!



The Victorians at Christmas   Victoria & Albert at Christmas

A special festive guided tour of the building by flickering light and roaring fire. Learn about traditional decorations, Victorian present-giving, pantomime, festive food and much more. Conclude your tour with a warming winter punch and mince pies around the huge Victorian Christmas tree.

 November & December.   Available any day, must be pre-booked. £12 per person, including refreshments.


There is a minimum booking of 15 people  for tours or audiotours after 5pm - we are happy to accommodate less of you, but there will be a charge for this number.




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Strange But True

  • list arrowWhat did Victoria do first

    after her coronation in 1837?  Have a parliamentary meeting?  Have tea with all the royal dignitaries?  No - she gave her dog, Dash, a bath.


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