Celebrating the Roots of Ickworth

Tree in front of Rotunda

Delve into the craftsmanship behind Ickworth this autumn, with a five week programme celebrating the world of wood.

Starting on 4 September, we will be showcasing the artistry of wood - what it made, how it helped build Ickworth and what we use it for now.

Felled Oak for Milling Timber
Oak trees Ickworth

Explore the world both indoors and outdoors, from the never before opening of a William Morris cabinet in the House (Hidden Treasures exhibition from 7 September) to discovering the Life of an Ickworth Oak with our ranger volunteers.

The programme will offer a range of walks and talks from an informative look at our Biomass and how we heat Ickworth, to a visit to our Walled Garden where you can pick and taste the variety of our apples grown.

Apples ripening on a tree.
A picture of apples ripening on a tree.

Families can take part in acorn and conker collecting, as well as completing an outdoor trail around the Albana to see what trees have grown at Ickworth and how long they’ve been there.

Get out and about exploring in the woodlands at Ickworth
Children climbing a tree

During our Living history days you will be transported back in time to explore the role of the Head Forester on the estate, and how those in service cared for the wider estate. We will also be running Cooks in the Kitchen workshops where you can bake traditional autumnal 1930s recipes in the basement finishing kitchen.

Our Living History cooks create culinary in the Finishing Kitchen
Living History cooks posed in the finishing kitchen