Holkham Stories

A living estate over 400 years

Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus, Holkham Stories will remain closed until 31st May.

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!

Opening times and admission prices can be found here.

“Very fun, interesting and interactive - the exhibition is fantastically done”

“Certainly the best interactive exhibition I have experienced. Well done.”

“Extremely well done - particularly engaging for children and informative for all.”