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Notice: Our family Christmas sparkle activities run every Saturday and Sunday from 7 - 22 December and will include children's crafts and Father Christmas in the Rotunda basement. No booking required. Please see the events seasonal highlights page for full details.
A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape
Explore acres of parkland and a stunning architectural oddity, all with a story to match.
See how one eccentric man's passion for art, Italy and for having a party led to the creation of this remarkable house and its renowned collection of paintings, portraits, furniture and other treasures.
Through our Ickworth Lives project, learn about the servants and workers who kept this country estate running. Discover what 'upstairs downstairs' domestic life was really like in our new innovative displaying of the servants' quarters in the Rotunda basement.
Let your imagination run riot as you stroll in one of England's finest and possibly earliest Italianate gardens, and don't forget to explore the intriguing Stumpery whilst you're here.
Go wild on your next visit, look out for wildlife that call Ickworth home on a beautiful woodland walk or bring your bike and burn off some energy.
Want to delve deeper? Discover a treasure trove of stories on a guided tour of the Rotunda state rooms or basement on Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday mornings (except living history days and bank holidays). Or you can wander freely from 1pm. Ask us about tours of the garden and parkland on the day of your visit
New for 2013 - we now open the Rotunda on Thursdays from 12 noon - 3pm (last entry at 2pm).
Enjoy special living history days where our ghostly 1930s servants bring the basement to life.
Come along to one of our events, we've a packed year with lots of variety for all the family.
With Christmas just around the corner, you are warmly invited to join us in a season of fun activities for the whole family. Whether it's making traditional sweets, listening to seasonal music from local choirs or visiting Father Christmas, there's plenty to do in the weekends leading up to the big day.