Buildings, books and beetles - book on the day

Join us 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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Head up to the attics to hear more about the vital building work that's currently going on, see some of the critters who love to dine on the books, and find out how you can support this vital conservation work.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £6.00
View admission charges
Blickling Estate

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £14.85
Child £8.25 £7.40
Family £41.25 £37.00
One adult and up to three children £24.75 £22.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.00
Whole property | 1 January - 10 March
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.80 £25.90
One adult and up to three children £17.30 £15.50
Group Adult N/A £9.75

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 wider estate, including all park walks. 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.

Winter pricing for the whole property covers 1 January - 10 March and 28 October - 29 November.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Book on the day - pick up your tickets from East Wing visitor reception (the wing to the right of the house as you look down the drive)
What to bring and wear
Please wear sensible clothing and dress for extremes of temperature in the attics. Layers are a good idea and sturdy footwear is essential (no heels or flip flops please)
Accessibility
This experience involves climbing up and down steep, narrow staircases into small attic spaces. We're sorry but there's no access for wheelchairs and you'll need to be reasonably fit.
Other
The tour is 45 minutes long. We'll provide you with essential protective clothing including a hard hat. You can take your ticket to the second-hand bookshop for 10% off all purchases after your experience.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 October 2019 12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
19 October 2019 12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
24 October 2019 12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
25 October 2019 12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
26 October 2019 12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'The Edge of Things'

Thu 17 Oct 2019
12:00-17:00
Following the success of The Word Defiant! last year, 2019 sees Blickling embark on a new project, working with artists Neville Gabie and Joan Gabie.

Buildings, books and beetles - pre-booked

Fri 18 Oct 2019
11:00-12:00
Join us 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.

Buildings, books and beetles - book on the day

Fri 18 Oct 2019
12:30-13:30
Join us 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.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 19 Oct 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Norfolk Nordic Walking

Wed 23 Oct 2019
10:00-11:15
Join Norfolk Nordic Walking for a social way to learn the art of Nordic walking and its many benefits.

Night Run

Sat 26 Oct 2019
17:00-20:30
Join us for Night run at Blickling Estate this October, organised in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. If you've ever wanted to run around the estate at night, or explore ancient woodlands after dark, then Night run gives you the chance.