'The Edge of Things'

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Edge of Things will once again draw inspiration from Blickling’s nationally important book collection. Responding to language, natural history, astronomy and the work of the first scientist to use microscopes, the artists will showcase a series of installations and live projects in the house and Orangery.

The Edge of Things opens on 17 May and will run daily until October. There will also be an exciting programme of events to support this project.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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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
Families welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
Most of the installations are in accessible areas.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 May 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
28 May 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
1 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
2 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
3 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
4 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
5 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
6 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
7 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
8 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
9 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
10 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
11 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
12 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
13 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
14 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
15 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'The Edge of Things'

Mon 27 May 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 & Beetles - a behind-the-scenes experience

Thu 30 May 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.

Blickling parkrun

Sat 01 Jun 2019
09:00-10:00
parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world, run by volunteers.

Family activity day inspired by Blickling's Renaissance Books

Sat 01 Jun 2019
12:00-17:00
Join the Unlocking the Archive team from the University of East Anglia for a family activity day with a variety of relaxed, creative and educational activities inspired by the historic books in Blickling's library.

Little Explorers - Tuesday walks 4th June-9th July

Tue 04 Jun 2019
11:00-12:30
Join us for a stroll in the park with a walk leader to let your little explorers’ experience all corners of the estate. Meet new friends, tire out little legs and immerse yourself in all Blickling has to offer.

Little Explorers - Saturday Walks 8th June-13th July

Sat 08 Jun 2019
09:00-10:30
Join us for a stroll in the park with a walk leader to let your little explorers’ experience all corners of the estate. Meet new friends, tire out little legs and immerse yourself in all Blickling has to offer.