Things to see & do

Oxburgh Hall

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Bee keepers in the orchard at Oxburgh  © NTPL

Bee keepers in the orchard at Oxburgh

Bee Weekend, 6 & 7 June

Learn about the fascinating world of bees. Fun for all ages including children's activities and trails and a honey-themed menu in the tea-room.

On Sunday, join an expert from the Wildlife Trust at 11.30am and 1.30pm for a short walk around the gardens to learn how to identify different types of bee.

10.30am - 4.30pm, normal admission


Help plant the Parterre - from mid June

The colourful parterre in summer

It takes 6,500 plants and a lot of work to bring the Parterre to life each summer.



We’d love your help in planting as few or as many as you would like to. Be a part of creating something beautiful!



Don't miss

  • The panoramic views from the roof
  • Crawling inside the priest's secret hiding hole
  • Magnificent needlework by Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick
  • The Victorian parterre and herbaceous border
  • The newly rebuilt greenhouse in the kitchen garden
  • Wildlife woodcarvings on our woodland trails

Volunteer at Oxburgh in 2015 - recruiting now

Oxburgh volunteers in our volunteer-restored greenhouse

We have lots of opportunities - working as a room guide, helping in the outdoors, at the ticket office, tea-rooms or education.

Contact us on 01366 328258 or





Costume Weekend, 13 & 14 June

Some of the Oxburgh costume volunteers in Tudor dress

Meet the Tudors, as our volunteers dress as people who would have lived and worked at Oxburgh in the 1480s. Handle replica household items and even dress up yourself!

10.30am-4.30pm, Normal admission



Visitors enjoying a picnic in the special area in the car park © Graham Donachie

If you'd like to bring a picnic there's an area with tables in the car park set aside for you.

You can also now picnic inside the grounds if you wish.


Roger enjoying the bluebells © National Trust

Dogs are only allowed in the car park, but not within the gardens or the house.

Assistance dogs are permitted in all parts of the estate, including the house.


Learn to take amazing wildlife photos © Arnel de Serra

Please feel free to take pictures, however there is no flash photography within the Hall.

National Trust membership

With so much to see and explore, a National Trust membership will give many wonderful free days out.

Join at Oxburgh Hall and we will refund your entrance fee.