Hidden Passages and Servants’ Stairs Tours

Hidden Passages and Servants’ Stairs Tours

25th May
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June
6th, 20th & 27th July
3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th August
7th, 14th, 21st & 28t September
5th, 12th, 19th & 26th October

11am-12:30pm and 1.30pm-3pm

£25, including free-flow admission to the Walled Garden and Holkham Stories Experience on the same day. To book please click the button below, or telephone 01328 713111.

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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.

The Details

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.This is a tour of a working environment and some surfaces may not be clean - please don’t wear your best clothes. If you are arriving by car, a parking charge of £5 applies (redeemable against purchases of £30 or over in our gift shop). Dogs other than assistance dogs are not permitted on this tour. This event lasts for approximately 90 minutes.

COVID-19: We look forward to welcoming you to Holkham. You may notice when you visit that our teams are continuing with some steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, we would encourage you to follow current Government advice regarding staying at home.

Cancellation Policy

If you book tickets and government restrictions mean that you are unable to visit, or we need to cancel the event, you will receive a full refund of the ticket price. Otherwise, please see our cancellation policy.

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