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Houghton Hall, Walled Garden and Sculpture Park

Palladian Mansion built for Britain’s First Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.

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Description

Houghton Hall is a beautiful Palladian Mansion in North Norfolk built for Britain’s First Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, in the 1720s. It is now home to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his family – a descendant of Sir Robert Walpole. The Hall is set in extensive parkland, with its famous white fallow deer, an award-winning Walled Garden, a Soldier Museum (the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world), Cafe and Gift Shop.An impressive permanent collection of contemporary sculptures is displayed in the grounds and in 2024 the venue hosts two major solo exhibitions:

Antony Gormley: Time Horizon
Dates: Sunday 21 April – Thursday 31 October 2024

Time Horizon, one of Sir Antony Gormley’s most spectacular large-scale installations, is shown across Houghton Hall’s house and grounds. Featuring 100 life-size bodies, the sculptures are all installed at the same datum level to create a single horizontal plane across over 200 acres of parkland. Some sculptures are buried and others elevated on concrete columns. This installation, which Gormley describes as a form of acupuncture, interacts with the particularity of its surroundings: trees, house, running deer, other sculptures and the changing conditions of the weather, and it invites visitors to become part of a reflexive field.

Magdalene Odundo
Dates: Sunday 12 May – Sunday 29 September 2024

One of the world’s most revered ceramic artists, Dame Magdalene Odundo, presents an exhibition of sculptures made and sited in response to the state rooms at Houghton Hall. The group of new works will be presented in the great Stone Hall, while early works have been selected to create resonant dialogues with the William Kent-designed interiors. The exhibition also includes a new commission created during Odundo’s recent residency at Wedgwood, reflecting on the history of the company, Josiah Wedgwood’s role in the abolitionist movement and the continued fight for racial equality.

Pricing

Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, shop and café £12 per adult (£10 when booked online).

Or

All of the above plus House, Contemporary Art Exhibition/s, Sculpture Park and Deer Park which are £24 per adult (£22 when booked online).
Aged 18 and under can visit us for free, and students for a reduced rate of £10.

Opening Times

Opening days and times from Sunday 21 April 2024:
April: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
May: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays 6 and 27
June: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
July and August: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Monday 26 August
September and October: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday. Last opening day is Thursday 31 October.

Antony Gormley, Time Horizon, opens on 21 April and closes on 31 October.
Magdalene Odundo’s exhibition opens on 9 June and closes on 29 September.

Opening times:
On the opening days listed above, the following timings apply:
11am – gates open for access to the Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, deer park, sculpture park, exhibition room, shop and café
12pm – House opens
4pm – last entry at the gates, last entry to the house
4.30pm – house closes
5pm – Walled Garden, Café, and outside areas close

Facilities
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Baby changing
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