Month of May means more at Oxburgh Hall

There's lots to see and do indoors and out this May at Oxburgh Hall. We'll be finishing off our spring clean indoors, adding new tapestries and helping you venture outdoors ready for the start of the summer, with some fun family events.

There's so much going on this May at Oxburgh Hall, indoors and around the estate. If you are a busy family looking for something to do, or an historic home officianado, Oxburgh has the answer.

Bat Walk

When the lights go out, the bats come out! On 12th May we'll be holding a special evening about the world of the bat. After a guest lecture by the National Trust's bat expert, you'll be taken on a guided walk around the estate to search for our nocturnal friends. This is a bookable event. See our What's On page for more details.

The Big Chandelier Clean

A lot of work goes behind making our stunning chandelier in the Saloon look show ready. Almost 2000 crystals need to be hand polished every year, and is the event that rounds off our spring clean. Over 2 days (15 - 16 May) we'll be lowering the chandelier and hand cleaning each crystal. Come and see how we do it and chat with our volunteers and staff. See our What's On page for more details.

What Lies Beneath...

All sorts lurks in the watery underworld at Oxburgh. On 31st May drop in between 1pm-3pm and find out what wee beasties you can find beneath the surface of Oxburgh's moat or river network. See our What's On page for more details.

We're looking forward to...

More original King's Room tapestries will be recreated and hung at some point towards the end of May. Three have already been created and hung, and a further two have almost been completed! Keep up to date on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Don't forget

Every day our outdoor games area available, from Jenga to Chess, we've got games to enjoy while you catch the sun. There are children's trails to keep the little ones occupied, and a tea room to relax in after all the excitement. Our four legged friends can bring their responsible adults too.

Upcoming events

Women of Oxburgh - Talks

Sun 31 Mar 2019
11:30-11:50
Visit us this Mother's day weekend and find out more about the women of Oxburgh Hall. Talks last approximately 20 minutes and will take place in the Saloon or courtyard depending on the weather.

Cadbury Easter Hunt

Sat 20 Apr 2019
10:30-15:30
Easter is that time of year when the natural world around us springs back to life. Experience all that nature has to offer exploring the grounds following the Easter hunt and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize. There are garden games to enjoy too...

Spring Woodland Walk

Wed 08 May 2019
10:00-12:30
Join the Ranger for an informal walk around the woodlands at Oxburgh Hall. Learn about woodland ecology and management and discover our spring flora and fauna as nature bursts into life. Get an insight into the history of the woodland, its...

Castle Crafts

Sat 11 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Oxburgh might be a family home but it looks like a castle! Castle themed craft activities allow you to make a shield to defend yourself against the dragon that might be lurking in the gatehouse. Or why not make a puppet dragon to practice on!...

The Big Chandelier Clean

Mon 13 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Don't miss this opportunity to see the magnificent crystal chandelier in the Saloon undergoing its annual clean. Oxburgh's staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you what it takes to conserve 1,957 crystal drops.

Bee Weekend

Sat 01 Jun 2019
10:30-16:30
Join us to celebrate the value of bees. The West Norfolk Bee-keeping Association will be here alongside other exhibitors with various interactive displays so that you can discover the wonderful things about bees. Childrens' activities,...