Calke Abbey - National Trust

Calke Abbey - National Trust
DE73 1LE




01332 863 822

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Vivid example of a great country house in decline, with extraordinary contents, historic park and restored garden.

* One of the Trust's most child-friendly and fun properties
* Baroque mansion with unique collections of curiosities
* Stunning 18th-century Chinese silk bed
* Invisible corridors, underground tunnels and a secret garden
* Enchanting walled-gardens and restored Orangery
* Historic parkland with ancient oaks

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 November-31 March
Mon-Wed Sat-Sun 1245-1645
30 October-1 April Closed

Admission charges

House & garden: £6.80, child £3.40, family £17. Groups £5.80, child £2.90. Garden only: £4.20, child £2.10, family £10.50

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Teddy in a tree

Bear Hunt

  • 1 August 2014 11am-3:30pm *on now

Bring your bear and follow a bear hunt through the pleasure grounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Big eared townsend bat

Bat and Moth Night

  • 1 August 2014 8:30-10:30pm *on now

Meet the creatures that live in the park that are hidden to our daytime visitors. Includes a snack.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£7.50 per adult. £4.00 per child. Booking essential.


photograph of Calke Abbey

Ranger's Skills Day

  • 14 August 2014 11am-4pm

Join our Rangers for hands on activities like helping build a stone wall and find out about their work on the estate.

Suitable for

  • Any age


photograph of archaeological dig

Archaeology Weekend

  • 16 — 17 August 2014 11am-4pm

Watch our Archaeologists at work and help them to piece together the lost village of Calke.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Calke on Camera Walk

  • 6 September 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Join us on this photography walk in the park and gardens and pick up some handy tips on your stroll. bring along your camera and be inspired by the beauty of the estate.

Suitable for

  • Any age