Family fun in Norfolk at the interactive Holkham Stories Experience

Holkham Stories

A living estate over 400 years

NEW for 2021 - we are open in November on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays*, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with an extra special experience for you. Click here to find out more about our Short Stories Tours, included in your ticket price. (*Closed 29th Nov for staff training)

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.

We’ve added new stories, such as 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! 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 – with buttons to press and drawers to open you can enjoy farming without putting your wellies on!

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Let’s protect each other.

We are continuing with some precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and the disruption caused by the need to self isolate. When Holkham Stories becomes busy, please help us to protect each other by wearing a face covering. Entry will be by timed ticket only (we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment) and we are limiting the number of visitors. Social distancing measures and hand sanitisers will continue to be in place, and our friendly team will be on hand to welcome you and answer any questions. To ensure the safety of all visitors, if you or anyone in your party has shown any symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days, or been in contact with anyone who has tested positive in the last 14 days, please do not visit us. When you visit please be aware that we will keep your booking details for NHS Test and Trace.