Heritage open days | Conservation conversations - Bugs in the building
Join us for a conservation conversation as our experts show you how we look after this special place and plan to protect it for future generations.
- Booking essential
- Free event
Mentioned in the Domesday book, Blickling Estate has been at the heart of the community for centuries and the centrepiece is one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture in the country. Built by Sir Henry Hobart between 1616 and 1624 on the foundations of the infamous Boleyn family home, the house has been lovingly cared for by generations of owners, including the National Trust.
Join our Property Curator for an exclusive walk and talk through the beautiful rooms as you get some insider knowledge on what it takes to look after such an historic house. Your guide will share the challenges and opportunities we face as the climate changes and how we work to protect the collection from pests such as death-watch beetle, woodworm and moths, using some unusual and pioneering methods.
- Booking details
- Call 0344 2491895
- Families welcome
- Meeting point
- Walks start and end at the estate barn in the main car park
- What to bring and wear
- Please don't wear sharp heeled shoes to protect the floors.
- Walk and talks will take in gravel paths, stone and wooden floors. Lift available in the house to enable access to the first floor. Be prepared to be out and about for up to one and half hours depending on attendee need
- Entry to the house and garden before or after the talk will be an additional charge, free for National Trust members. Car parking fee waived for Heritage open day events