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When: 17 May - 29 Sep 2013
Cost: Exhibition and House: Adults £18, Child £10, Family (4 tickets) £46
Gardens and Grounds: Adults £8, Child £3 Family (2+3) £22
Opening hours: 11am-5pm
Website: Visit website
Visitors to the beautiful Houghton Hall will discover what his former prime ministers residence offers in the way of luxury. Built by Great Britain‘s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, no expense was spared and each room was lavishly decorated using the finest craftsmen of the time. Visitors today can admire the hand painted Great Staircase, Stone Hall, Marble Parlour, State bedrooms or red velvet Saloon. It also houses the Soldier Museum is the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world.
The grounds contain a deer park, home to a herd of about six hundred white fallow deer, along with Pere David, Sambar and Chital. The award winning gardens, include an Italian garden, formal rose parterre (with over 150 varieties of rose), fruit and vegetable garden, glass house, rustic temple, statues, fountains and Jeppe Hein’s ‘Waterflame’. Contemporary works of art are scattered throughout the park and gardens for visitors to discover, including pieces by James Turrell, Richard Long, Stephen Cox, Zhan Wang, and Anya Gallaccio.
King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE
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