2018 Opening Dates, Times & Prices

Boughton House is not currently open to the public until the May Bank Holiday, however, groups are welcome year round by appointment for House and Garden tours.

The Late May Bank Holiday opening (26th – 28th May), visitors will be able to enjoy a self-guided tour of the ground floor rooms. The route will begin in the stunning Great Hall of the house, moving through the Little Hall, Drawing Room, Morning Room, Rainbow Room, South Passage, Audit Room and Egyptian Hall with an opportunity to view the incomparable Armoury and the unique Unfinished Wing. In these rooms our friendly knowledgeable guides will be here to help you enjoy and interpret the richness of the collection, history and heritage of Boughton.

Guided tours of the Staterooms and “Books Beds and Beyond will not be available due to ongoing conservation work at the house.

2018 House & Gardens Public Opening Dates

2018 DatesGardens, Cafe & Gift ShopHouse Tour Times
31st Mar - 2nd Apr
12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)House open from 1pm - 5pm for free flow
May Bank Holiday
26th - 28th May
12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)House open from 1pm - 5pm for free flow
1st - 31st
12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)First tour at 1pm, final tour at 4pm


We offer a choice of tours, depending on your interests. A limited number of House tour tickets each day can be pre-booked and paid for in advance via telephone (you can book these up to 4.30pm on the day before the requested tour). All other tickets are on a first come, first served basis at the gift shop.

Are you planning a group visit?

Those wishing to organise a Group or Educational visit are welcome all year round. You can learn more and enquire about groups visits and prices here.


Visitor TypeHouse and Gardens
Includes Gardens, Exhibition and Armoury
Gardens only
Includes Exhibition and Armoury
Children (5 - 16) £8.00
Under 5 years FREEFREE
Family (2A + 2C) £30.00

See all tour descriptions and prices here.

2018 Pay Once Gardens Pass

In 2018 if you visit at Easter, you can return for free as many times as you like in August to Boughton’s gardens. Simply fill in a few details when you buy your ticket at the Gift Shop and you’ll receive a card you can use for free entry when we open from 1-31 August. This will enable you to enjoy the grounds, gardens, tearoom and gift shop (please note house tours are not included in the pay once gardens pass).