Buildings, Books & Beetles - a behind-the-scenes experience

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 essential

Join us for an immersive, guided experience which takes the wrap off the most significant library cared for by the National Trust and find out why its important enough to be saved.

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

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
10 tickets per tour is the maximum allowed.
Suitability
The tour is suitable for ages 8 and above. No children in arms please.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the East Wing visitor reception (the wing to the right of the house as you look down the drive) 15 minutes before your experience is due to start. Please show your ticket to the welcome team.
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 very 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. The experience will leave promptly at the designated time and it will not be possible to join the group after it has left. Please use the toilets in the East Wing before you join the group - there are no facilities along the way. Please allow at least 15 minutes between parking your car in the main car park and arriving at the East Wing. Numbers are limited to 10 per group to comply with mandatory fire regulations in the attics.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 April 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
26 April 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
2 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
3 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
4 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
9 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
10 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
11 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
16 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
17 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
18 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
23 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
24 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
25 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
30 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
31 May 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
1 June 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:30 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust Central Box Office
Email
blickling@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0344 249 1895

Upcoming events

Buildings, Books & Beetles - a behind-the-scenes experience

Thu 25 Apr 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.

An Evening with Prue Leith

Thu 25 Apr 2019
18:30-20:30
Join us for a very special event this spring. Known to millions as a Bake-Off judge, Prue Leith is now a household name.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 27 Apr 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Blickling bluebells

Sat 27 Apr 2019
10:00-17:30
To celebrate the return of our beautiful bluebells, we're turning Blickling blue for a whole month.

Trust10

Sun 28 Apr 2019
08:30-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Blickling Estate for free.

'The Edge of Things' by Neville Gabie & Joan Gabie Preview Event

Thu 16 May 2019
19:30-21:00
Exclusive preview with the artists.