Past Exhibitions

Lightscape
7th June to 24th October 2015

One of the world’s most acclaimed artists, American James Turrell created a site-specific light work which illuminated the entire west façade of Houghton Hall as part of a major exhibition of his work. Read more

Houghton Revisited
17th May to 24th November 2013

In 2013 Houghton staged a ground-breaking reconstruction of Sir Robert Walpole’s picture collection, which had been sold in its entirety to Catherine the Great in 1779. The exhibition was a collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburgh, and attracted 115,000 visitors over nearly six months. It won both the Hudson Heritage Award for Best Event and Apollo Magazine’s Exhibition of the Year award. Read more