Posted: June 04th 2020
by Katherine Hardwick
Holkham Hall is absolutely full of wonderful treasures and each time you visit you are bound to discover something you’ve never seen before. While we are closed, we have asked the hall team to take us on a little tour of their top five favourite treasures and we will start with Katherine Hardwick, Collections Co-ordinator.
Posted: June 02nd 2020
by Mac Graham
To the east of Holkham Hall, looking from the south, is a strange structure with no roof. It throws the symmetrical, Palladian, façade of the hall somewhat out of kilter. It is clearly not part of Thomas Coke’s original scheme of things. So, what is it?
Posted: May 25th 2020
by Sophie Coles, Marketing
A house can tell you so much about its owner, designer, and its purpose. The first questions that spring to mind when you see such a house are often: How old is it? Who built it? Who designed it? Why did they build it?
One way we can begin to answer these questions is by looking at its architectural style. Architectural styles are used to describe the building, to give an idea of what it looks like. Once you know what to look out for, you can then start to understand more about who lives and lived there.
Posted: May 22nd 2020
by Kevin Levy, Hall Stewards Team
Kevin Levy, one of Holkham Hall’s room stewards, tells the story of his favourite painting in the hall, and quite a gory story it is too!
Posted: May 21st 2020
by David Allsop, Holkham Stories
Over last winter, much planning, research, creativity, building and painting went on to transform what was the ‘Field to Fork Experience’ into the ‘Holkham Stories Experience’. While you are unable to visit in person to enjoy the new displays, we are sharing some of our favourite Holkham Stories with you to enjoy at home. Here is the wonderful Holkham bricks story.
Posted: May 18th 2020
by Emma Bushell, Marketing
A short history of this wonderful building which can be found hidden in Holkham park.
Posted: May 15th 2020
by Lucy Purvis, Archives
Holkham Archivist, Lucy Purvis, studies the lion and lioness statues that stand at the north entrance and delves deeper into the reasons for their existence.
Posted: May 11th 2020
by Lucy Purvis, Archivist
Join Lucy Purvis, Holkham’s archivist, as she travels to Italy to see some of the sumptuous palaces and private villas that Thomas Coke visited on his grand tour.
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