Holkham Blog

New Visitor Facilities

Posted: May 03rd 2018

by Jo Lewis, Marketing Assistant

You asked and we listened! Construction is currently underway for a new visitor centre on Lady Anne’s Drive, which will provide lavatories, a shelter for school visits and a modest refreshment facility. Completion date - summer 2018!

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An Arrival of Cranes

Posted: May 02nd 2018

by Andy Bloomfield, Warden at Holkham NNR

Cranes are large stately birds. With their long necks and legs they could be described as looking rather heron like. They can however stand up to 2.2 metres tall which makes them over twice the height of a Grey Heron!

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Why Holkham’s Librarian is Getting Very Excited

Posted: April 27th 2018

by Dr. Mac Graham, Librarian

One of the great joys and privileges of being the Librarian at Holkham is having the chance to view volumes from the manuscript collection ‘in the flesh’. We do not disturb them unless the occasion demands, but when the occasion does demand…

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Land Based Career Day

Posted: April 26th 2018

by Michaela Dartford, Education Coordinator

70 local young adults from five schools around Norfolk were shown what amazing land based opportunities await them when they finish their studies.

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Confessions of a Twiglet

Posted: April 24th 2018

by Jo Lewis, Marketing Assistant

Last Thursday, the first Twiglets Toddler Group of the year got off to a super sunny start. Led by Education Coordinator Michaela, our Toddlers headed out into the park in search of incy wincy spiders! Camera in hand, I followed them out to see what they were up to.

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The Grey Heron - Holkham's Longest Surveyed Bird

Posted: April 19th 2018

by Andy Bloomfield, Warden Holkham NNR

One of the surveys we are undertaking this year has great significance not only at a local level but nationally too. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the BTO Heronries Census. It is the longest running continuous survey of any bird species not only in the UK but in the world. Here at Holkham our records for Grey Heron go back even further, 1870 to be precise.

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