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Click on the link below to see a wonderful video of the six barn owls that live in the grounds. This was shared on our facebook page by Tim Peers, a garden volunteer.

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What’s On 2017

Oxburgh Hall

Oxborough, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9PS

Telephone 01366 328258 Email oxburghhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

To avoid disappointment, please book events in advance on 01366 327242, unless otherwise stated. A small booking fee applies to bookable events. Normal admission applies where stated.

                                                                                         MAY
Friday 12th May 2017

 

Bat Walk
Join the Outdoors Team and the Trust’s Wildlife and Countryside Consultant to discover the wonderful world of bats. Find out how many varieties we have in the British Isles and how many of these are found at Oxburgh. This will be followed up with a walk in the grounds. Bring a jacket, a torch and comfortable shoes. Find out how you can also take part in the Norfolk Bat Survey.

PRICE: £12.00 includes tea and coffee on arrival. Call Central Booking Office on 0344 2491895
TIMES: 7.45 to 10.00pm



 

Monday 15th May and Tuesday 16th May 2017

Big Chandelier Clean
Don't miss this opportunity to see the magnificent crystal chandelier in the Saloon undergoing its annual clean. Oxburgh's staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you what it takes to conserve 1,957 crystal drops.

PRICE: Normal admission to house applies
TIMES: 11:00 – 16:00


 

Wednesday 31 May 2017
What Lies Beneat
Join the team and discover the exciting creatures that lurk in the watery underworld surrounding Oxburgh Hall. Grab a net and see what you can catch, and learn something along the way. Maybe a dragonfly nymph or water boatman. Suitable for children aged 3 and upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PRICE: £0.00 per child – donations requested for activity on the day. Normal admission to grounds applies.
TIMES: 1pm – 3pm


 

                                                                    JUNE

Throughout June 2017

Planting the Parterre.

Throughout June we will be planting over 6500 plants in the Parterre. Come along and ask our volunteers what they are up to and maybe even give them a helping hand. Many hands make light work!
PRICE: Normal admission to house applies
TIMES: 10.30am – 3pm

 

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017
Bee Weekend
Join us to celebrate the value of bees. The West Norfolk Bee-keeping Association will be here alongside other exhibitors with various interactive displays so that you can discover the wonderful things about bees.
Childrens’ activities, including trails will be available.

PRICE: The event is free of charge, but normal admission to the grounds applies
TIMES: 10.30am to 4.30pm on both days


 

                                                                 
                                                                   JULY
Saturday 1 July 2017

National Meadows Day - Meadows and Minibeasts
Celebrate National Meadows Day with the Outdoors Team by enjoying a ramble through the Wash Pit meadow. Go mini-beast hunting and discover the wildlife that lives amongst the grasses and flowers growing there. Suitable for children aged 3 and upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
PRICE: £0.00 per child – donations requested for activity on the day. Normal admission charges apply.
TIMES: 11.30 – 2.00

 

 
8th and 9th July 2017

Medieval Oxburgh – Costume Weekend
Come and meet the costumed volunteers who re-create 15th century life at Oxburgh. See who would have lived, worked and visited Oxburgh when Henry VII was king.
PRICE: Normal admission applies
TIMES: 10.30am - 4pm


 


 Friday 14th July 2017

Summer Outdoor Theatre – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
What better way to watch a fairy tale play than at a fairy tale manor! Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy at Oxburgh. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.
Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating. All tickets are non-refundable. Picnics welcome and the Tea Room will be serving drinks and light snacks.
PRICE: Booking Essential. Adult £15, child £10, under 5s go free. Call Central Booking Office on 0344 2491895 and tickets also available at SEETICKETS.com
TIMES: 7:30pm – 10pm. Doors open at 6:30pm

 

 
Saturday 22nd July 2017

Scything Day
Have a go at scything, the traditional way to cut grass rather than using mowers and strimmers. Not only that, it’s a great way to keep fit! Our expert scythers will be cutting the meadow in our orchard. Richard from Emorsgate Seeds will be on hand to explain why this ancient art is important and how you can create a wildflower meadow from scratch.
PRICE: Free of charge, but normal admission to garden applies
TIMES: 10.30am to 4pm

 


                                                                         AUGUST
Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August

Wild in the Woods – Drop in activities
Come and join the Outdoors Team in Home Covert Woodland and participate in a range of woodland activities. Activities will vary each week and may include making woodland crafts or cooking over a camp fire. This is a drop in session, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note there is a walk of about 20 minutes from the car park to the event area.
PRICE: None – donations taken on the day. Normal admission charges apply.
TIMES: Drop in between 11.30 and 1.30.

 

Tuesdays: 1st; 8th; 15th; 22nd; 29th August 2017

Tudor Tuesdays
Be transported back to 15th century England when Oxburgh was built by donning a costume. Become Lady of the Manor or a Knight with shield and sword.
PRICE: Normal admission applies
TIMES: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Saturday 5th August & Sunday 6th August 2017

War of the Roses Re-enactment
What was life like as a medieval soldier in the 15th century? What did they use? How did they eat? What did they look like? Find out how members of the family would have lived as soldiers during the War of the Roses as Oxburgh Hall becomes a soldier’s encampment for the weekend. Real cannon fired each day! Cannon ball not included!
PRICE: Free event. Admission to garden and estate applies.
TIMES: 11am - 4pm

 

                                                               SEPTEMBER
16th and 17th September 2017

Medieval Oxburgh – Costume Weekend
Come and meet the costumed volunteers who re-create 15th century life at Oxburgh. See who would have lived, worked and visited Oxburgh when Henry VII was king.
PRICE: Normal admission applies
TIMES: 10.30am - 4pm

 


                                                                 NOVEMBER

Saturday 25th November 2017

Secret Tudor Music at Advent
Hear moving music by English composers such as William Byrd and Thomas Tallis performed by Eboracum Baroque in the perfect setting for Advent, the family chapel at Oxburgh Hall. During the Reformation the Bedingfeld family would have been to conceal their Catholic faith. Experience the ‘secret music’ that composers such as Byrd composed to be performed intimately in households such as Oxburgh, during masses delivered by Catholic priests who found refuge in priest holes much like the one in the King’s Room.
PRICE: £15 with free glass of mulled wine on entry. Call Central Booking Office on 0344 2491895
TIMES: 6pm – 8pm. Doors open at 5:00pm
 

Details correct at the time of going to print and may be subject to change.

Cancellation and curtailment – The National Trust reserves the right to change or cancel any of the advertised events, in which case a full or partial refund may be given. In other cases, tickets can be returned for a refund up to 14 days before the event, subject to an administration charge.

Registered Charity No. 205846

 

September 2016 - Feb 2017 Update
Oxburgh Hall remains closed but repairs to the Dormer Window are under way.  Scaffolding is due to be erected during the last week of September but the house and court yard still remains closed. The gardens, walks, pantry and activities are still open to the public.
     
              
                                                       
                     Certain areas of Oxburgh Hall are closed to visitors until further notice.
Following the collapse of a dormer window from the roof of the West Wing at Oxburgh Hall which has led to damage to this part of the building and inner courtyard the decision has been made by the NT to close the Courtyard area to visitors – only a very restricted area will be accessible to National Trust staff.

This means that the showrooms, gift shop, tearoom, courtyard loos and second-hand bookshop will be closed until further notice.

The NT have been busy making the building wind and watertight, and engineers have been onsite inspecting the damage.

The plan is to now erect scaffolding, to allow NT experts closer inspection of the roofline and to then plan the full extent of the repairs required.

The grounds will remain open, as will the Chapel and the pantry. The hall has set up tables in one of the marquees on the lawn and stocked it with a selection of books from the second-hand bookshop.


NT says they hope to re-open as soon as they can, but only when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the grounds.

                                     
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                  
                           Holiday Cottage opens!

Chapel Lodge, on the Oxburgh Hall estate, has now officially opened as a
National Trust holiday cottage.

For booking inquiries, please visit the website

http://www.nationaltrustholidays.org.uk/holiday-cottage/chapel-lodge-oxborough-kings-lynn-norfolk/

or call 0844 800 20 70
                                                                 
              
                                                     We look forward to welcoming you as a visitor.
 

Interested in being a volunteer at Oxburgh Hall?

Whatever your interests, we hope we can find a volunteer role for you.
Just contact us on 01366 328258 and we'll arrange an individual appointment for you to see one of our departmental managers.

   

 

To avoid disappointment, please book events in advance on 01366 327242, unless otherwise stated. A small booking fee applies to bookable events. Normal admission applies where stated.


Free Children’s Trails in the House & Garden
Why not try our nature scavenger hunt and display your finds in the turret in the Orchard?
A choice of three different trails in the house at any time.
 
 
 Just a few of the fabulous arrangements in the Hall on the theme of 'walking through the seasons'.
that took place during Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November