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.

The basics

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

Contact Info

Blickling Estate
Call 01263 738030

Upcoming events

Trust 10

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Whether you want to push yourself or just have a gentle run with some new friends, our free monthly 10k trail runs are a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery.

Exhibitions in The Loft - Norfolk Craft Guild | 8 June - 3 July

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Featuring work by artists including Chrystal Adcock, Helen Bennett, Hazel Millington and Julie Temperton, Norfolk Craft Guild will be exhibiting a wide range of gifts, perfect for treating yourself

HSBC UK Breeze rides

Thu 30 Jun 2022
HSBC UK Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK.

Exhibitions in The Loft - Norfolk Creations | 6 - 31 July

Wed 06 Jul 2022
Featuring the work of over twenty local artists and artisan crafters, Norfolk Creations will be exhibiting in The Loft from 6 - 31 July.

Come Out and Play at Blickling Estate

Sat 23 Jul 2022
Hit the target, reach the top and beat your best this summer with daily activities at Blickling Estate.

Mobiloo at Blickling Estate

Sat 06 Aug 2022
We're delighted to welcome Mobiloo back to Blickling providing a fully accessible changing space during our busiest times of year.