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Discover the secret treasures hidden within
We asked members of our house team which of their favourite items they'd list as the top things to see for a first time visitor to the house. Of course you may already have your favourites, and find new ones each time you return, but check out our house team's selection.
From great works of art by Gainsborough to the ordinary cotton underpants of a Midlands grocer, details of over 700,000 objects in the care of the National Trust are now online. Find out more about Blickling's important collection here, which includes magnificent tapestries, portraits by Gainsborough and Mytens and a fine view of Chelsea by Canaletto.
Did you know?
- It is traditionally said that Anne Boleyn was born at the earlier Manor House (on the site of Blickling Hall)
- On some weekends during Lord Lothian's residence, there were 36 fires for the housemaids to tend
- During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Long Gallery would have been used for exercise - it is 123 feet long
- Air crew from RAF Horsham St Faiths were billeted to Blickling Hall during the Second World War
- In 1938 Queen Mary attended a performance of 'The Masque of Anne Boleyn' in the grounds of Blickling
- The Long Gallery contains over 12,000 volumes
- In 1936 Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin spent three weeks at Blickling as Lord Lothian’s guest during the Edward VIII abdication crisis