Festival of Archaeology: Underfloor secrets display

An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. This is your chance to see some of them up close.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Recent archaeological excavations, both in the hall and out in the landscape, have uncovered thousands of items and revealed more about Oxburgh's hidden past.

We're celebrating the CBA Festival of Archaeology from 16 - 24 July. Drop into the Gun Room to see some of these amazing finds up close; from high status Elizabethan textiles to an empty box of 1940s Terry’s chocolates and much, much more.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Oxburgh Hall

Prices

Estate ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.40 £8.50
Child £4.70 £4.25
Family £23.40 £21.25
1 adult + 3 children £14.10 £12.75

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 entry for National Trust members.

Four rooms on the ground floor of the house are open for you to explore.

Please note that the hall is reaching the end of a major conservation project, work is underway to tidy the house and grounds.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
This display will be in the Gun Room at Oxburgh Hall.
Accessibility
There is one step down into the Gun Room. A stair climber is available to access the space. Please ask a member of the team.
Other
Drop into the Gun Room any time from 11am-3pm during the Festival and one of Oxburgh's knowledgeable volunteers will be there to show you some of the finds up close.

Contact Info

Name
Oxburgh Property Office
Email
oxburghhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01366 328258

Upcoming events

Daily Tours

Fri 01 Jul 2022
11:00-14:30
There are often a variety of tours running throughout the year, where you can delve deeper into Oxburgh's history with our talented team of volunteers.

Chatty Café

Wed 06 Jul 2022
10:00-11:30
Every Wednesday Oxburgh is home to a Chatter & Natter table as part of Chatty Café’s work to bring people together from all walks of life.

Festival of Archaeology: Oxburgh underground secrets guided walk

Sat 16 Jul 2022
10:30-12:00
Travel through time on a guided tour of Oxburgh’s landscape and delve into the past to discover the secrets hiding beneath your feet.

Festival of Archaeology: Underfloor secrets display

Sat 16 Jul 2022
11:00-15:00
An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. This is your chance to see some of them up close.

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Mon 25 Jul 2022
09:30-16:30
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