Houghton Hall & Gardens

Historic Palladian mansion in North Norfolk

Built for Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, in the 1720s, Houghton Hall is now home to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley – a descendant of Sir Robert Walpole – and his family. The Hall is set in extensive parkland, with its famous white fallow deer, an award-winning Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum (the largest private collection of model soldiers in the world), Cafe and Gift Shop.

An impressive permanent collection of contemporary sculptures is displayed in the grounds, and we are delighted to announce that world-renowned artist Sean Scully will stage a major exhibition here this year. Sean Scully at Houghton Hall – Smaller Than The Sky opens on Sunday 23 April.

Houghton Hall and Walled Gardens are now open for the 2023 season – last day being Sunday 29 October. View opening days and information here.

Sean Scully at Houghton Hall - Smaller Than The Sky