Buildings, books and beetles - pre-booked

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
23 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available
30 August 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'The Edge of Things'

Thu 22 Aug 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.

Summer of sport

Fri 23 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
This summer we have an exciting programme of fun and games across the estate for all the family to enjoy. Keep fit with a wide variety of activities from cycling and skipping to meditation and hockey

Buildings, books and beetles - pre-booked

Fri 23 Aug 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 23 Aug 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.

Trust10

Sun 25 Aug 2019
08:30-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Blickling Estate for free.

Aylsham Show

Mon 26 Aug 2019
08:00-17:00
For over seventy years, the Aylsham show has been at the heart of Norfolk’s agricultural and social calendar.