Star gazing, book binding and festival fun

As part of our contemporary art installation 'The Edge of Things', we're working in partnership with local community groups, businesses and organisations this summer, offering activities inspired by the themes explored in the art. Take a look at what's coming up...

A Renaissance book being handled by a Librarian

Unlocking Blickling’s Archive 

Following a successful year of activities in 2018, the Unlocking the Archive team from UEA, will be back, offering a variety of opportunities to get up close to the books and find out more about our nationally important collection.

Two children reading at a Book Festival

Children's Literature Festival 

In partnership with the Book Hive Bookshop in Norwich, we're very excited to be holding our first Children's Literature Festival at Blickling Estate. Join us on 6 July for a whole day of book and illustration activities with some of the UK's best loved children's writers, including Lauren Child who will be headlining the event.

Full moon in dark sky

Reepham Astronomy Evening | 16 October 

Explore Reepham High School's very own observatory at one of their popular astronomy evenings. They will be joined by guest speakers Dr. Robert Myhill and Mark Galloway who will bring the UK’s largest inflatable planetarium, offering people an opportunity to look at the Observatory and, if it’s a clear night, take a peek at the stars.