Historic Houses

Holkham Hall is a member of the Historic Houses. Formed in 1973, the Historic Houses exists to provide practical advice and support to the owners of around 1500 important historic properties in private ownership. These houses range from the great palaces to small manor houses and most remain lived-in family homes. As important are the contents, works of art and the gardens and designed landscapes which surround theses houses. By becoming a Friend and supporting the work of the Historic Houses, in return your membership offers many benefits including free access during normal opening time to nearly 300 individual houses, castles and garden and the quarterly magazine and enjoy many benefits. To join online click here.

To watch the Historic Houses video of Britain’s most special places click here.

To get your free entry to Holkham as an Historic Houses member, please contact our Visitor Experience Team for an online booking code - telephone 01328 713111 or email

Treasure Houses

Holkham Hall is proud to be one of the Treasure Houses of England. One of ten of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England today. Each of our partners has their own unique charm and all combine to give a fascinating insight into life in England over the centuries. The Treasure Houses of England house some of the most important collections in the world with famous works from artists such as Van Dyck, JMW Turner and Gainsborough. Connoisseurs of fine furniture, porcelain and china will find priceless examples of Chippendale, Wedgwood and Meissen, while others will marvel at architectural masterpieces surrounded by beautiful parklands and gardens.