Explore the house at Blickling Estate

Two visitors walking in to the Upper Ante room

Explore the hall's impressive history any day of the week. Discover Blickling's collections and learn more about our significant eighteenth century Long Gallery library or book yourself on an immersive experience up to the attics.

Artists Neville and Joan Gabie looking at a film of the moon

'The Edge of Things' contemporary art at Blickling Estate 

Find out how artists Neville Gabie and Joan Gabie have brought our nationally important book collection to life through contemporary art installation 'The Edge of Things', which runs until 27 October.

A picture of visitors investigating a project in progress

Buildings, Books & Beetles Experience 

Join us at Blickling for a fast-paced, immersive, behind-the-scenes experience which takes the wrap off some of our oldest and rarest books, the threats they're under, and the work that's underway to save them.

Looking up the tree lined drive to Blickling Hall decorated in lights

Home for Christmas at Blickling Estate 

Join us from 30 November - 20 December to explore our decorated house and enchanting garden of lights. Enjoy seasonal treats across the estate and take the chance to do a bit of Christmas shopping...

See history come to life
1930s costumed interpretation
See history come to life

History comes to life

Every Wednesday (March - October)

Join Blickling's re-enactors for a vivid portrayal of past events in the house and garden. Covering significant periods in the estate's history including Jacobean, Georgian, Victorian and 1930/40s, stories are either told through short plays or by interacting with visitors in the house.

This year we’re taking a closer look at some of the books in Blickling's significant collection. Each era will tell the story of those who have lived and worked on the estate, combined with references to the library and some individual books.

Please note: re-enactments will take place in either the house or garden. Performances in the garden are weather dependant. More information is available from visitor reception upon arrival.

Cooking in the kitchen

Join the cooks in the 1930s kitchen as they bake some traditional treats for you to sample. You can even ask for helpful tips and recipe ideas for home.

Selected dates: 28 & 29 September, 5, 12, 20, 26 October, 2, 9, 16, 30 November, 5, 8, 10, 14, 19 & 20 December.

*Please bear in mind that cooking in the kitchen is led by volunteers, so availability may vary throughout the year.

Join the cooks in the kitchen
The cooks in the kitchen
Join the cooks in the kitchen
Painting of Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882 - 1940)

Explore Blickling's past 

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Blickling Estate was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, and during the Second World War RAF air crew were billeted here, while its owner, Lord Lothian, influenced Churchill’s actions...

Accessibility

Blickling Estate's impressive, red-brick Jacobean mansion is equipped with ramps and lift access, so less mobile visitors can enjoy seeing the hall's impressive rooms and intriguing collections. Please simply ask for assistance upon entry to the Great Hall - we're happy to help and can provide information in alternative formats upon request. 

*Although there is lift access in the house and most rooms are accessible to all, please bear in mind that due to the nature of the historical building, there may be some rooms only accessible by stairs.