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image for Museum item typeModel Soldier Museum at Houghton Hall & Gardens

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum

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Houghton Hall - Model Soldier Collection

Houghton Hall - Model Soldier Collection

Details

The 6th Marquess started collecting model soldiers as a schoolboy in 1928. He went on to serve in the Royal Dragoons during the Second World War and was awarded the Military Cross. His collection is one of the largest personal collections in the world and there are now some 20,000 models on display as well as an interesting array of assorted militaria, including fine military prints and paintings and a selection of vintage helmets and regimental drums.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Christies awarded in May 2008. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. RHS Partner Garden, HHA Member, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Opening details

OPEN from Sunday 30th April untill Thursday 26th October 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays ONLY
Gates open at 11am House opens at 12noon. Last admission at 16.00 (one hour before closure)

Prices

See website for details www.houghtonhall.com

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 30 Apr - Thu 26 Oct Earth Sky: Richard Long

Address

Houghton,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE31 6UE

Location

Directions

See location of Houghton Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 791287  Lat: 52.82605 Long: 0.65682

By Road: Sat Nav postcode PE31 6TY
Houghton Hall is situated 13 miles East of King's Lynn/10 miles west of Fakenham - just off the A148 at New Houghton. Signed by brown signs off the A148. Follow signs through park gates to car park. A special area is designated for disabled parking near the house.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station is King's Lynn.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Christies awarded in May 2008. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. RHS Partner Garden, HHA Member, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
  • grass and gravel

  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit