Thomas Coke, the Grand Tour, and his library

Posted: November 21st 2021

by Laura Nuvoloni, Curator of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

In our latest blog, Laura Nuvoloni, Curator of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, shares stories and artworks of Thomas Coke, the first Earl of Leicester and builder of the Hall, and the story of his Grand Tour (1712-1718).

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Collecting Charles James Fox

Posted: September 13th 2021

by Katherine Hardwick

On the 13th September 1806, the great Whig statesman Charles James Fox passed away. He had been a close friend and political ally of Thomas William Coke who collected a number of depictions of his dear friend.

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Holkham's Virtual Open Farm Sunday

Posted: June 07th 2020

​One of our favourite times of year is Open Farm Sunday, when our farming, conservation, gardens and gamekeeping teams get to chat with you, show you the animals we have on the estate and let you get up close to our farming machinery. So instead, while we are closed, the team has been popped in front of the camera by our Events Manager and Education Manager to make our homemade film telling you all about what they are up to at this time of year. Come and join us on the farm and in the park for a few minutes from the comfort of your sofa!

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David Allsop - My Favourite Holkham Story

Posted: May 12th 2020

by David Allsop, Holkham Stories

David Allsop, from the Holkham Stories Experience, shares his favourite Holkham Story - that of the Coke hat.

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Holkham Stories Competition

Posted: May 01st 2020

by Emma Bushell, Marketing

In these strange times of isolation, many of us are turning to happy memories or day-dreaming of making new ones. To celebrate ‘National Share a Story’ month this May, we are encouraging you to turn these into your own Holkham Story. Be it fictional or real life, comedy or tragedy, we’d love you to share your story with us.

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Scrumptious Rhubarb Scones from the Courtyard Café

Posted: April 07th 2020

by Emma Bushell, Marketing

Let’s get baking with one of Mandy’s delicious recipes from the Courtyard Café Kitchen.

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Pinkfeet Horizons

Posted: March 10th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

There is one species of bird that is truly synonymous with Holkham both in recent times and the past and that is the Pink-footed Goose. When it was recognised as a distinct species that nested in Greenland and Iceland, it was at Holkham in 1841 where the first one was identified within Norfolk.

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Nature Reserve Experience - A Unique View of Amazing Habitats

Posted: September 18th 2019

by Will Clennell, Learning and Engagement Coordinator

No two visits to the Holkham National Nature Reserve are ever the same and this year, visitors have had the unique opportunity to partake in a number of personal, guided tours visiting parts of the nature reserve from Burnham Overy Staithe through to Stiffkey, including many areas closed to the public. In this blog, our knowledgable guide, Will, talks you through a recent Nature Reserve Experience Day.

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