Family fun in Norfolk at the interactive Holkham Stories Experience

Holkham Stories

A living estate over 400 years

Open daily 10am-5pm - timed tickets only

Visit our exciting, interactive experience all about Holkham’s past, present and future. Field to Fork has been re-named ‘Holkham Stories Experience’ to celebrate the many stories we tell from Holkham’s rich heritage through to current innovative projects.

New for this year, learn how Holkham’s setting has changed over the years with input from some of the foremost landscape designers of their day, including William Kent, Humphrey Repton and WA Nesfield. Discover how all the bricks used to build Holkham Hall were made right here on the estate, and are a myriad of different shapes and sizes. Find out how influential the Coke family have been over the generations, from prosecuting the Gunpowder Plotters to playing a major part in the agricultural revolution. Did you know about the redundant bowling alley which was transformed into the Holkham Pottery, known for many iconic pieces, and has now been re-born as The Lady Elizabeth Wing events venue? Our present-day ‘Great Farm Project’ will tell you about our vision for sustainable food production, and discover how the estate is powered by its own renewable energy.

Of course you’ll still get to enjoy our food and farming fun! Test your manoeuvring skills on our virtual tractor driving experience and to learn how to steer along the road and over fields, changing gears and ploughing a furrow; let our ‘talking tools’ tell you what they were used for; find out who put the malt in Maltesers; discover why cow pats are so important (yes, they really are!); take your turn at milling flour; test your foody knowledge with our quick-fire table-top game; sit back and enjoy our beautiful ‘Holkham Year’ film; don those Holkham tweeds and Bowler hats and dress up as a Holkham gamekeeper – with smells to sniff, buttons to press and drawers to open you can enjoy farming without putting your wellies on!

Let’s protect each other.

With the phased and cautious re-opening of our visitor businesses, it is so important we help to protect each other. To keep you safe we are removing some of the interactive elements from the Holkham Stories Experience. Before you book your ticket, please be aware that the vIrtual tractor driving experience, the flour milling quern stone, dressing up as a gamekeeper and the smells to sniff are currently not available.

Entry will be by timed ticket only and to avoid disappointment we recommend that you book this in advance of your visit. Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased from our ticket office on the day. Social distancing measures and hand sanitisers will be in place to keep you safe, and our friendly team will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions.

Click here for a summary of the actions we are taking to help protect our staff, visitors and local community.