Group Visits

Groups are especially welcome throughout the season and Wilton House offers all the facilities for a perfect day out. We are happy to tailor visits to a group’s specific requirements and to liaise with group organisers or tour companies to achieve this.

For groups of 15 and over, please pre-book to receive group rates for their visit.

Freeflow

During most days access to the House is on a freeflow basis. Guides are positioned in the main state rooms and are always happy to answer questions. Guide books are on sale in the shop and in the Front Hall. We suggest that you allow at least 1 hour to visit the House.

Guided visits

On quieter days, entry to the House is by guided visit which lasts approximately 40 minutes and starts every 30 minutes from 11.30am. Places can be booked on a first come, first served basis on arrival at admissions. Due to the size of some of the rooms, numbers on each tour are limited to 20 and so larger groups will be divided.

Allocated Guided Visit Days in 2020, to follow:
May –
June –

The Grounds are extensive and take up to 1 hour to explore. Groups are welcome to picnic in the Grounds.

Guided tours

For groups of 15 or more Guided Tours are also available and cost an additional £8.50 per person above the admission price. Tours last approx. 90 minutes but can be shortened on request. Guided Tours give groups the opportunity to take a more detailed look at the House and its contents. Led by experienced guides, Guided Tours are also ideal for those groups who have a specific interest in a particular aspect of the collection such as furniture or painting.

Group catering – under new management for the 2019 season.

On arrival or after your tour of the House, the café is close by for morning coffees, light lunches, afternoon teas as well as take-away drinks, snacks and ice creams.

Contact details: Contact details for Ministry of Food Hampshire – Telephone: 01725 519403

Groups of 20+ people will be well catered but need to pre-book refreshments and meals direct with the new management. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request.

To see what is on offer, please view the Sample Daily Menu and/or the Group Menu Suggestions, on the Café page.

Group information

  • Group rates for parties of 15 and over
  • Tours and bespoke packages available
  • Talks by experts on various aspects of the Collection
  • Free familiarisation visits available
  • Free entry and meal voucher to House and Grounds for coach drivers
  • Pre-booked morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea packages available
  • Full disabled access
  • Free coach parking
  • Coach drop off point just outside main entrance gates
  • Met at drop off point by Visitor Host when individual tickets and Wilton House leaflets are distributed

Group leaders

If you are a group organiser and are considering Wilton House, why not visit us free of charge? Please contact the Tourism Office on 01722 746728 for further details and book your free admission to the House and Grounds for yourself and your companion.

Joint tickets/inclusive day packages:

“Spires & Squires” – Salisbury Cathedral & Wilton House (joint ticket)
In conjunction with Salisbury Cathedral, we offer an inclusive package combining the majestic medieval cathedral of Salisbury with the artistic splendours of Wilton House. Entry to both is included, together with refreshments at one or other location. To book your visits telephone either Wilton House on 01722 746728 or Salisbury Cathedral on 01722 555124 to make your arrangements.

2019 Cost per person is £22.75 and is available to pre-booked parties only.

Out of hours private tours

During the season groups of 20 or more people may prefer to visit the House before it opens to general visitors. This is possible with an Out of Hours tour starting at 10.30am and is available on normal opening dates. This tour costs £28.00 per person.

For further information please telephone Louise Vincent on 01722 746728 or email Tourism.

During the closed season there is very limited access to the House for private group guided tours

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