Assistance dogs only
Pre booked tours only. A member of the studio staff will carry out the guided tour and accompany groups at all times
Parking available on site
Toilets available on site, including one WC with hand rails. The large toilet is 1.5m x 1.9m
Wheelchair access to lower floor. There is a ramped entrance to the main building and double doors through to all ground floor workrooms.
Wheelchair access to lower floor workrooms. This will be dependant on the objects in the studio and will be discussed at the time of booking
Seating available on request
There is a ramped entrance to the main building and double doors through to all ground floor workrooms
The upper floor mezzanine can be accessed by stairs only, with handrails on either side. The mezzanine room off this is accessed by two steps with handrails
Off New Road, on Oulton Street, in the hamlet of Oulton Street, follow the signs to Blickling Estate signposted off A140 Norwich/Cromer. With the Hall on your right follow the road heading away from Aylsham along the Blickling road, past the Blickling car park. Follow the road through the woods until you see a brown sign for ‘tudor tours’. Take the road on your left. Continue along here until you see the signpost for Oulton Street. Continue over the crossroads and take the first driveway on your right
Sat Nav: Sat nav postcode NR11 6AF
Bure Valley Railway in Aylsham runs from Hoveton and Wroxham stations only (4 miles)
Services from Norwich to Holt and Sheringham, alight Aylsham 4 miles.
Permitted path alongside Bure Valley Railway.
Find out how you can organise a group tour of the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio and how to arrange a talk or lecture with one of the studio’s expert conservators.
Founded in 1976 and based in a specially converted building on the Blickling Estate. Team of conservators treat all types of historic textiles.
The Textile Conservation Studio is where our team are hard at work. However, we do run a limited number of guided tours during the year for group visits.
One of the National Trust's in-house conservation treatment facilities, the Textile Conservation Studio was founded in 1976 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk. Since 2002, the Textile Conservation Studio has been based in a specially converted, award-winning building on the Blickling estate.
As well as ensuring that the Trust’s own significant textile collection is properly maintained, we also run the Studio as an enterprise - making our expertise available to external organisations and private clients.
Our team of professionally trained and accredited conservators undertake a range of activities, including estimates, condition surveys, advising on preventive conservation, display, storage, routine care, disaster planning, emergency treatment, studio-based practical conservation treatments and on-site work.
We treat all types of historic textile, with particular expertise offered in the care of textile furnishings, woven tapestry, embroidery, costume and carpets.
The amassed experience of the staff, and the specialist equipment and facilities, make the studio one of only a handful of places in the UK where large, complex projects can be worked on with complete confidence.
Discover more about our work at the Textile Conservation Studio in Norfolk, the National Trust’s only specialist in-house textile conservation facility.