Palladian Mansion built for Britain’s First Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
Houghton Hall is a beautiful Palladian Mansion in West 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 there are often seasonal exhibitions by leading artists and sculptors which are well worth a visit.
This spring one of the world’s most celebrated artists Sean Scully takes over the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall for an exhibition that will showcase the full range of the artist’s sculpture. In the Hall and Contemporary Gallery, the artist will also show a significant group of paintings and works on paper.
Two types of tickets are available:
Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, deer park, shop and café which are £12 per adult (£10 when booked online).
Or all of the above plus House, Contemporary Art Exhibition and Sculpture Park which are £22 per adult (£20 when booked online).
Under 18’s are free, and students £10.
Opening days and times from Sunday 23rd April 2023:
April: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (first open day of the year is Sunday 23rd April)
May: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays 1st, 8th and 29th May
June: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
July, August and September: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Monday 28th August
October: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday. Last opening day is Sunday 29th October.
11am – gates open for access to the Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, deer park, shop and café.
12pm – House, exhibition and West Lawn sculpture exhibition opens
4pm – last entry at the gates, last entry to the house
4.30pm – house closes
5pm – Walled Garden, Café, and outside areas close
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchairs available
- Baby changing