Access guide to Oxburgh Hall

Man in a wheelchair in the West Drawing Room at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

We want all our visitors to have an amazing day at Oxburgh Hall. For those needing to know more about facilities and access, here's some answers to your questions - as we know that sometimes it's reassuring to know what to expect.

When you arrive

Need to park a little closer?

  • There are six disabled parking spaces in the car park on a hard standing surface, just outside the entrance. Elsewhere the car park is grass-surfaced and the levels are slightly undulating.
  • We also offer free parking for Blue Badge holders.

Want to borrow a wheelchair?

  • Manual wheelchairs are available; there are two at the ticket office and one at the house.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome

  • They even get special entry into the house.

Hearing loop

  • If you're hard of hearing, we have a hearing induction loop available at reception.
Getting around

Just how many steps are there in the house?

  • There are three floors at Oxburgh Hall, as well as access out onto the roof. Wheelchair users and those using powered mobility vehicles can enjoy the ground floor rooms.
  • Those not able to climb the stairs can take a seat and enjoy a virtual tour of the upstairs rooms.
  • Need to know how many steps you’ll need to climb? After the staircase to the first floor, there’s a further 9 steps up to the King’s Room, then 25 steps up a steep, brick spiral staircase to the Queen’s Room above. Then a further 26 steps wind around to the roof. The main exit is then reached down all 74 steps of the same spiral staircase.

Would you like to know about our paths?

  • If you’re looking to explore outside, there is a gravel footpath that takes you around the hall, along the terrace and through the orchard and kitchen garden. The wider estate can be more challenging, due to the distances involved and the uneven surfaces.
During your visit

We’re fans of a good seat

  • There is seating in the house and throughout the grounds, so you can sit and admire the view.

Need to know about our toilet facilities?

  • There are two sets of toilets, one in the garden and one in the courtyard, which is where you’ll find the accessible toilet. 

Not a fan of enclosed spaces?

  • The Priest Hole, which was concealed beneath a trap door in the garderobe, was built to act as a refuge for a Catholic priest in the event of the house being searched. Today, visitors are able to climb through the narrow opening and experience this tiny space. If you’re not a fan of enclosed spaces, we’d recommend taking our word for it – it’s small! 

Hard of hearing? 

  • Just like on your arrival, we have a hearing induction loop available on the counter in the tea-room.

Need to see things in large print?

  • Our menu boards are in large print.

Quiet time

  • If you're wanting to visit at a slightly quieter time, then we'd recommend visiting on a weekday outside of the school holidays.

Allergy advice

  • If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please speak to a member of our team when you visit, who will be happy to help you find out more about the ingredients we use in our dishes.