Autumn exhibitions in the East of England

All change for autumn. As the light fades outside, it’s time to see things in a new light inside too. So, if you’re looking for a reason to return this autumn, here are some of our exhibitions and tours that might be of interest, all of which shed new light on the history, people or special collections in our care.

Two ladies walking through a doorway inside Blickling Hall

From stories of India to Norfolk art at Blickling 

This year we're telling a new story in the house, exploring the connection between Blickling and the role Philip Kerr played with India's vibrant cultural history. Then in the Loft Gallery, you'll be able to enjoy three exhibitions this autumn from a range of Norfolk artists.

Alec Stevens preparing for the Makers exhibition

Contemporary art installation inspired by Felbrigg 

Contemporary artworks by a sculptor, a woodcarver and a film maker bring some of the intriguing stories of Felbrigg Hall to life in a new exhibition for 2017.

Willy Lott's House as seen in the Hay Wain

Following in Constable's Footsteps at Flatford 

Flatford, which once inspired the great landscape artist John Constable, continues to draw artists to the area. The Boat House Gallery at Flatford has a rolling programme of exhibitions and this autumn we're delighted to feature the work of painter Louise Balaam and the exhibition 'In Constable's Footsteps'.

Couple walking at Ickworth

Hidden treasures and intricate craftsmanship at Ickworth 

This autumn there will be a chance to reflect on the talents of past and present, including the intricate craftsmanship of our collection at Ickworth. We'll be sharing some of our hidden treasures, shining a light on some unusual features, as well as the complex artistry of our nationally important furniture collection.

Beatrix Potter drawing of a fireplace at Melford Hall in Suffolk

Beatrix Potter’s unseen sketches at Melford 

Have you visited the Beatrix Potter exhibition in the Banqueting House at Melford Hall? Last year we discovered a series of previously unseen drawings by Beatrix Potter, who was a regular visitor to Melford Hall. If you haven't seen them yet, come along and see these drawings, along with other sketches she made whilst on holiday at her cousins house.

Peckover House & Garden

From brushstrokes to the big screen at Peckover  

Ten years since the film Dean Spanley was released at the cinema, we look back at what went on behind the scenes in a new exhibition at Peckover where filming took place. In the Library we'll also be displaying the delightful botanical watercolours by Priscilla Hannah Peckover.

Overall Competition Winner  Birch tree in Snowdonia taken by Lee Acaster

International Garden Photographer of the Year 

Returning to Sheringham Park for the third year, the International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

A handcrafted replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet

Exploring Sutton Hoo’s international connections 

Dig deeper and learn more about Sutton Hoo's past this autumn when you join us for Historia - a series of fascinating talks. We'll be joined by experts in their fields, and look forward to bringing you a pop-up exhibition that explores Sutton Hoo’s international connections.

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