Frequently asked questions…

Palladian splendour, glorious gardens and contemporary art in beautiful Norfolk

We can’t wait to welcome you to Houghton Hall – there’s so much to enjoy. Please see below a list of frequently asked questions that will help you prepare for your visit.

When are you open?
We are delighted to announce that we open again on Sunday 21 April 2024 and that Sir Antony Gormley and Dame Magdalene Odundo will stage major solo exhibitions at Houghton Hall in 2024.

Opening days and times from Sunday 21 April 2024:
April: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
May: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays 6 and 27
June: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
July and August: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Monday 26 August
September and October: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday. Last opening day is Thursday 31 October.

Antony Gormley, Time Horizon, opens on 21 April and closes on 31 October.
Magdalene Odundo’s exhibition opens on 12 May and closes on 29 September.

Opening times:
On the opening days listed above, the following timings apply:
11am – gates open for access to the Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, deer park, sculpture park, exhibition room, shop and café
12pm – House opens
4pm – last entry at the gates, last entry to the house
4.30pm – House closes
5pm – Walled Garden, Café, and outside areas close

How much are tickets?
We have two types of tickets available – please book in advance for the discounted ticket price and to ensure availability before you set out.
Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, shop and café which are £12 per adult (£10 when booked online).
Or all of the above plus House, Contemporary Art Exhibition/s, Sculpture Park and Deer Park which are £24 per adult (£22 when booked online). Aged 18 and under can visit us for free, and students for a reduced rate of £10.

Do I have to decide now?
No, if you’re undecided, we offer you the opportunity to upgrade your tickets on the day, so there is no need to worry.

Do I need to book tickets?
We strongly recommend booking your tickets in advance of your visit (taking advantage of the online booking discount of £2 per person) to ensure availability. You can do so via this link.

What if I can’t visit after I’ve booked?
Whilst it’s not possible for us to offer refunds, we completely understand that plans change and the unexpected can happen, and we don’t want you to miss out. So please get in touch via, and we’ll do our best to arrange for you to visit on a different date this season (48 hours’ notice is usually required).

Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately due to the actions of a few, we only welcome assistance dogs here at Houghton.

I’m an HHA Member – does this mean I get free entry to the house?
Your HHA membership entitles you to free entry to the Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum and Old Stables. If you wish to visit the House, contemporary art exhibition/s, Sculpture Park, and Deer Park, you will need to upgrade (an extra £12). This can be done in advance or during your visit.

I’m a group visit organiser – do you accept coach parties?
Yes, we are delighted to accept pre-booked coach and group visits and can tailor your time here to the needs and interests of your group, including history tours, arts tours and garden tours. Visit our coach and group visits page for more information.

What about school and educational visits?
We love welcoming your groups and schools/colleges here at Houghton Hall and there is no charge for pupils up to 18 years of age and accompanying staff/helpers. We normally accommodate these visits on a Tuesday. For further details and for help tailoring your trip, please contact us via