Things to see & do

What to explore at Blickling

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What's on...

Mortlake tapestries hanging in the Upper Ante Room

We currently have an exciting project in the Upper Ante Room, relighting our very important Mortlake tapestries, so that they can be viewed in the best possible way.

Work is due to be completed by the end of May, and until then the tapestries are unavailable for viewing.

Make sure you come back over the Summer when they will be hanging in all their glory once again.

Our favourite outdoor activities

  • Group enjoying a cycle © NTPL


    Bring your bike, grab a map from reception, and head out into the park to explore the waymarked trails

  • Blickling Lake walk map © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey 100023974


    There are some great walks around the estate. Choose from 2km to 7km (or both!)

  • parkrun

    Enjoy running with other people? You'll love parkrun. A free, timed 5km run takes place every Saturday.

What are your top five things to do at Blickling?

There's so much to do at Blickling, you'll be spoilt for choice. 

Here's a quick taster of the kinds of things we get up to these days.

The Hobart Gallery

This fantastic space hosts a variety of local artisans throughout the year. Whether you're looking for stunning photography, water colours or clever crafts, you'll find something to take your fancy.

Where history comes to life

The Diggers bring the 1930â¿¿s period to life

Our costumed interpretation group bring history to life during the busiest part of the season. Catch them most Wednesdays and often in the kitchen at weekends.

The story behind the glory

What did the RAF get up to at Blickling during the Second World War? © Jo Bosch

RAF Oulton was a bomber base created on the Blickling Estate in 1939. The station was instrumental in winning the war, as documented by the Luftwaffe themselves. Visit the museum to find out more.

The story begins

Explore the connection between Blickling and the RAF during WWII © Blickling Archive Images

Interested in finding out more about what was happening at Blickling during World War II?

Top secret

Sergeants mess party Oulton 1944 © Blickling Archive Images

The base was just two miles from Blickling.  What was going on?

The Long Gallery

John Gandy, the librarian, in the Long Gallery at Blickling Hall © Antony Kelly, Archant

This 123ft room houses the finest book collection in the care of the National Trust. With 12,500 books, we're cataloging the collection and making important and rare discoveries.

Read more about the book collection

On a budget?

Browse through our book collection in the Reading Room © National Trust/Apex

There's plenty to do, even if you’re on a bit of a budget.

Walk in the park, visit the gallery and gift shop, or explore the little gem of a second-hand bookshop without reaching into your pocket.