This property is free for HHA Friends
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Houghton Hall

This property is free for HHA Friends
King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE
01485 528569

NEW FOR 2018: Special Exhibition by highly acclaimed artist, Damien Hirst.

With its domed corner towers, this is one of the finest Palladian-style houses in England, built and furnished between 1722 and 1735 for Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister, to designs by Colen Campbell and Thomas Ripley, with interior decoration by William Kent. Its sumptuous Stone Hall, Marble Parlour, Cabinet Room and Salon are just some of the parade of state rooms, all lavishly endowed with pictures, statuary and fine furniture. There is also the Marquess of Cholmondeley's collection of 20,000 model soldiers and militaria.

Features: Vast park laid out by Bridgeman. Restored walled garden.

Winner of the HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2007

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


1½m N of A148.

Visitor Opening Times

2018: 25 Mar – 30 Sep, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun and BH Mons. Please see website for further details.

Admission to the Gardens at Houghton Hall is FREE to all HHA Friends as normal. For 2018 (as an exception) due to the Damien Hurst exhibition being partly displayed inside the House there is a hugely discounted charge of £5 per person to access the House and the Exhibition.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

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