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Immersive Gatehouse Experience

See the King’s Room and priest hole in a whole new light on an Immersive Gatehouse Experience.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

It’s well documented that the Bedingfeld family endured years of persecution and heavy fines as a result of their unwavering Catholic faith. In the 16th Century, homes of leading Catholic families were frequently raided for evidence of ‘Popish activity’ and there were numerous raids here at Oxburgh. The Immersive Gatehouse Experience allows you to delve deeper into the history of Oxburgh and its priest hole by following the course of one extraordinary day in 1590. In the Gatehouse, a lookout stands at a window as the family sleeps. For 24 hours the household must hold their nerve, endure, and trust in their faith. Join us for an immersive experience in the King’s Room that will take you to the heart of the action.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call Book on the day on arrival. Please book on arrival at the ticket office.


Suitable for children aged 12 and over

Meeting point

Please book on arrival at Visitor Welcome and meet your tour guides in the Courtyard.


The tour takes place in the King's Room which is accessed via a stone spiral staircase with brick handrial.


The immersive gatehouse experience is bookable on the day only. Please note tours are volunteer-led and subject to availability.

Contact info

Oxburgh Property Office

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Event summary

4 May 2024
05:00 to 09:00