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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

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
16 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
17 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
18 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
19 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
20 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
21 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
3 September 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
4 September 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available

See more

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Summer family fun

Thu 16 Aug 2018
10:00-17:30
Summer's here and it's play time for the whole family.

The Word Defiant!

Thu 16 Aug 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 18 Aug 2018
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

The Aylsham Show

Mon 27 Aug 2018
08:00-17:00
For over seventy years the Aylsham show has been at the heart of Norfolk's agricultural and social calendar.

Heritage Open Day

Thu 06 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Free admission to house and garden

Heritage open days | Hercules wood walk

Sat 08 Sep 2018
11:00-12:30
Join us for a special walk behind the scenes at Blickling Estate.