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Hidden Passages and Servants' Stairs Behind the Scenes Tours of Holkham Hall

Wednesdays in July and August - These dates have been cancelled. If you have already booked tickets we will contact you as soon as we can to either change your booking to an alternative date, or arrange a full refund. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Every Wednesday from 2nd September to 21st October, 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm

Accompanied by an expert guide our behind the scenes tours exploring the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall take you right up to the highest tower rooms and attics. You will even see what lies behind the beautiful ceiling of the Marble Hall and hear how it was made.

Find out how the servants managed to flit between the grand State Rooms without being seen and how they serviced the State Bedchambers, where royalty once slept. Learn where Princess Victoria’s Ladies in Waiting were accommodated. See where the fantastic collection of manuscripts were once found, when Coke of Norfolk inherited the Hall. This is a rare opportunity to see parts of the Hall not normally on public display. Oh, and the views over the park from the Tower rooms are delightful.

But, be aware! These tours are not for everybody. You will need to climb seventy stairs to the top of the house (and seventy stairs down again!) So, do wear sensible shoes.

Tickets: £25 adult, £12.50 child (recommended age 10+). Parking included.To book click on the button below or telephone our ticket office on 01328 713111.

Parking is included in the price. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for climbing stairs. Photography is not permitted. As well as the stairs, there will be confined spaces and heights therefore if you are unsure whether this tour is suitable please contact us. Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or buggies and we recommend that the tour is suitable for children aged 10 and over.

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