The Word Defiant!

You'll see a very different story in the house from May to October this year, as we shine a light on the significant book collection at Blickling, as part of the Trust New Art contemporary arts programme.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Blickling's library contains one of the most impressive country house libraries in the care of the National Trust with over 12,500 volumes.

The Word Defiant! will be an immersive theatrical experience using sound and theatrical design to enable visitors to explore the importance of books, the threat posed to them around the globe and their shifting role and continued relevance in a changing world.

See this exciting project from 1 May until 28 October, open everyday 12-5pm.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Blickling Estate

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.95 £14.35
Child £7.95 £7.20
Family £39.85 £35.95
One adult and up to three children £23.90 £21.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.75
Whole property | Winter pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.95
Child £5.50 £4.95
Family £27.50 £24.75
One adult and up to three children £16.50 £14.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.75

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free access to the shops, cafés, RAF Oulton Museum, plant centre, second-hand bookshop, Loft Gallery exhibitions and park walks. Coarse fishing permits are available at the lakeside.

Parking and entry is free for National Trust members. For non-members there is a fixed daily charge of £5 for all car parks, which will go towards the care, maintenance and conservation of the parkland and ensure that the parking areas are maintained.  The machine does not take notes, so please ensure you have £5 of coins with you. However, if needed, visitors can pay for parking by notes or card at Estate Barn visitor reception. There is no charge for blue badge holders in the allocated areas.

There will be no separate garden only ticket from 1 January 2018.

Winter pricing for the whole property covers 1 January - 28 February and 1 - 30 November.

The basics

Suitability
Families welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Entrance to the house is through the oak door on the front drive
Accessibility
Unfortunately the basement of the house is not wheelchair accessible

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
12 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
13 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
14 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
15 July 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available

See more

Contact Info

Name
Blickling Estate
Email
blickling@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01263 738030

Upcoming events

Art in the garden

Tue 26 Jun 2018
10:00-17:30
We'll be showcasing some very special sculptures around the parade and walled garden by local artists.

The Word Defiant!

Tue 26 Jun 2018
12:00-17:00
You'll see a very different story in the house from May to October this year, as we shine a light on the significant book collection at Blickling, as part of the Trust New Art contemporary arts programme.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 30 Jun 2018
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Classic Ibiza camping pitch | sold out

Fri 10 Aug 2018
12:00-20:00
Sorry camping is now sold out for Classic Ibiza

Classic Ibiza

Fri 10 Aug 2018
20:00-22:30
Classic Ibiza returns in 2018 for another unforgettable show.

Great British Prom camping pitch

Sat 11 Aug 2018
12:00-20:00
Make the most of the weekend of music