Houghton Hall is one of the finest examples of an 18th century Palladian Mansion, built by Britain´s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. The original designs were by James Gibbs and Colen Campbell and interiors by William Kent. A remarkable 2013 exhibition, 'Houghton Revisited', sees Walpole's art collection, sold to Catherine the Great in 1779, restored to its original home, the Houghton Staterooms. The Model Soldier Collection has over 20,000 figures arranged in various battle formations. The award winning five acre walled garden is divided into 'themed areas' including a large kitchen garden, herbaceous borders; a formal rose garden, fountains and statues. Contemporary Sculptures in the gardens.
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Houghton Hall is part of the following Editors' Picks:
"Built by Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall is a Palladian mansion designed by a succession of architects - James Gibbs, Colin Campbell, and William Kent. The foundation stone was laid in 1722, the same year that Walpole took up this new and important office. Make sure you marvel over the Inigo Jones-inspired double-height hall with a gallery and award-winning garden, then take a peek at the model soldier collection."
Information on Houghton Hall , King's Lynn
|Opening Times:||May 17 - Sep 29. Wed - Sun + Bank Hols. 11am - 5pm. Last admission to exhibition 4.30.|
|Admission:||Adult £18.00, Child (5-16) £10, Family (2+2) £46. Everything but the house: Adult £8.00, Child £3, Family £22.00.|
|Child Friendly:||Children over 6 welcome|
|Location:||Just off the A148 King´s Lynn to Cromer road. Brown signs off the A148.|
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Mon 27 May 2013 – Sun 29 Sep 2013
In a special event for Summer 2013 the magnificent art collection of Great Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole is reassembled in its spectacular original setting - the State Rooms at Houghton Hall.
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