Lothian's gift to the nation

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Why are you here?

You may have never heard of Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian, but he’s vital to the story of the National Trust.

Without him, it’s unlikely Blickling Estate would still be around for you to explore, along with the hundreds of other places you love.

2015 marks the 75th year since Philip’s untimely death and bequest of Blickling to the National Trust, so we are celebrating the life and times of this visionary man.

Watch Lothian's last speech

Philip Kerr returns to America in 1940 and makes his last speech prior to his death. 

Get a sense of what it would have been like as a house guest in the 1930s © Kenny Gray

Get a sense of what it would have been like as a house guest in the 1930s

A new visitor experience

Visit Blickling this summer and see parts of the house Lord Lothian used privately and for entertaining.

Photographs, sounds, objects (and even smells) will create a sense of what it would have been like to be a house guest in the period leading up to the Second World War.

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