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Holkham Hall

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR26 8HR

Holkham Hall

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR26 8HR

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect setting surrounded by rolling parkland rich in wildlife. This magnificent 18th century Palladian hall is home to the Earls of Leicester and the family takes great pride in sharing the house and its treasures with visitors. The state rooms offer superb collections of ancient statuary, original furniture, tapestries and paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Gaspar Poussin and Gainsborough.

New for 2017, our exhibition in the hall, titled ‘What the Butler Saw’, will see us delve into the fascinating archives at Holkham to take a look behind the scenes at the lives of the staff who have lived and worked here. Using unseen photographs and original uniforms, alongside historic documents, we will tell the personal experiences and colourful stories of the people who have helped to keep this great house running over the last 200 years to the present day. The exhibition is available to view during normal hall opening times and is included in standard admission.

Visit Field to Fork - who knew farming could be this much fun! Let our ‘talking tools’ tell you what they were used for; find out who puts the malt in Maltesers; discover why cow pats are so important (yes, they really are!); take your turn at milling flour; test your foody knowledge with our quick-fire table-top game; sit back and enjoy our beautiful ‘Holkham Year’ film; don those Holkham tweeds and Bowler hats and dress up as a Holkham gamekeeper – with smells to sniff, buttons to press and drawers to open you’ll really enjoy discovering farming without having to put your wellies on!

Explore the woodland adventure play area and the six acres of walled garden, part of an exciting restoration project. Hire a bike or a boat to venture further. Your visit must include the Courtyard Café and Gift Shop, both showcasing the work and produce of local artisan suppliers.

The unique setting and beautiful landscape at Holkham could be that perfect backdrop to your wedding.

Information on Holkham Hall , Holkham Estate , Wells-next-the-Sea

Opening Times: Hall: 1 April to 31 Oct 2017, Sun-Mon & Thu, 12:00-16:00, Please see our website for Field to Fork, Walled Garden & Park opening times.
Admission: Holkham Hall, Field to Fork and Walled Garden Adult: £15.00 Child; (5-16 years inc): £7.50 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years inc): £41.00. Please see our website for Field to Fork & Walled Garden admission prices.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in the park only.)
Location: Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149, within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, Kings Lynn on the A148 and London and Cambridge from the M11 and the A10. Enter NR23 1RH into sat nav system.
Facilities: Children's woodland adventure play area, cycle hire, lake activities, Coaches welcome, Courtyard Cafe, Full disabled access, Gift shop, Parking - £3 per day, Private guided tours by prior arrangement
Organisation(s): Historic Houses Association

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