The characters of Blickling

Five Georgian servants in the kitchen

Our costumed interpretation team perform throughout the season on Wednesdays, but what do they do, how do they make it historically accurate and why do they do it. We caught up with the team to find out more...

From Sir Henry Hobart who bought the estate in the 17th century through to the 1930s, when Blickling was owned by Phillip Kerr (11th Marquess of Lothian), Blickling has had a varied, exciting and fascinating history.

Some of our characters were involved in intrigue, scandal and political events; some lived quietly at Blickling. However, all of them had an impact on the house, gardens and estate.

 On Wednesdays, you can meet baronets and butlers, marquesses and maids, society ladies and scullery maids.  In fact, many of the people who, over 400 years, owned, lived in, worked at and visited Blickling.

Watch 1930s scenarios performed by our costumed interpretation group
'Lady Astor' and 'Joyce Grenfell' in the West Turret bedroom
Watch 1930s scenarios performed by our costumed interpretation group

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the history of this wonderful place.