The 12 days of Christmas at Ickworth

Closeup of a bauble on a Christmas tree

After a year of being shrouded in scaffolding, the House has been unveiled for you to discover the treasures within.

Get ready to explore the Entrance Hall, Drawing room, Library and Dining room. See some of the finest pieces of the collection, such as the works by Gainsborough and Titian, as well as items from our vast Silver collection, the candelabras twinkling in candlelight.

Don’t forget, you still need to book tickets for access to the property. Once here you’ll have the opportunity to enter the house during opening hours of 11am – 3pm (last entry will be at 2:30pm). 


Visitors enjoying Christmas at Ickworth, Suffolk
Visitors enjoying Christmas at Ickworth, Suffolk
Visitors enjoying Christmas at Ickworth, Suffolk

To help you get into the festive spirit, come and see the State rooms and Entrance Hall decked like never before. 

Step back in time to the early 20th century and visit the Rotunda prepared for a family Christmas. Having just stepped out, we invite you to take a photograph with a grand Christmas tree; spot all the presents, (some are yet to be wrapped) and discover the history of the festive season at Ickworth. 

The Rotunda is open 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 & 27 December, as well as 2 and 3 January 2021. 

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Ickworth in the Winter time

To help keep you safe...

We're limiting numbers in the house and asking everyone to give other visitors, and our House guides, plenty of space. We will be operating a one-way system inside the House, and entry is through the front doors of the Rotunda.

Children admiring the enourmous Christmas tree at Ickworth, The Rotunda, Suffolk

Arriving for the House

Your pre-booked ticket offers entry onto the estate, you cannot pre-book for the House alone. Entry to the House will, therefore, be on a first come, first served basis and you may be ask to queue outside. There will be hand sanitiser before you enter the House and we ask you do not touch surfaces inside the House.

Please wear a face covering in our enclosed spaces.

Please bring a face covering

In line with government guidance, you are required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, including the House unless exempt. Please bring a face covering with you.