Holkham Blog

St George and the Dragon

Posted: April 23rd 2021

by Katherine Hardwick, Collections Coordinator

To celebrate St George’s Day, Collections Coordinator Katherine Hardwick explores the history of the fountain, and why it might not depict St George and the Dragon at all….

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Castle Acre Project Update - Groundworks are going in, and meet Rik the Site Manager

Posted: April 08th 2021

by Richard Leigh, Construction Manager

​Work is progressing well as we lay the foundations for the 15 new homes in Castle Acre.

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We love dogs, but we love wildlife too

Posted: March 31st 2021

Each year from around the start of April to the end of August, the Holkham National Nature Reserve comes alive as the breeding season begins for shorebirds. One of the biggest challenges we face is protecting these birds from disturbance from walkers and dogs alike on what is one of the busiest beaches in Norfolk. To help combat this, we’ve implemented a few new restrictions on the beach. We hope you’ll join us in helping to protect these incredible habitats.

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Dantedì! A Celebration of the life and work of the Father of the Italian Language

Posted: March 25th 2021

by Mac Graham

To celebrate Dante Day, find out about some incredible Dante manuscripts in Holkham’s collection and how important it is for us to send them on loan.

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Bath Tap..estries

Posted: March 09th 2021

by Katherine Hardwick, Collections Coordinator

So, you’ve heard of carpets in the bathroom, but what about tapestries? Learn more about Holkham’s opulent bathroom and the remarkable 18th century tapestries which decorate its walls.

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An Extraordinary Woman: Polly Fishburn

Posted: March 08th 2021

by Lucy Purvis - Archivist

This International Women’s Day, Holkham Archivist, Lucy, looks back at an extraordinary woman who broke the mould very early on at Holkham. Polly Fishburn first started working in Holkham Hall in 1813, but soon realised this role was not for her. Find out what she moved on to.

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