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 our open dates for 2023 and that we will have an exciting contemporary art exhibition: Sean Scully At Houghton Hall – Smaller Than The Sky.

Opening days and times from Sunday 23rd April 2023:
April: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (first open day of the year is Sunday 23rd April)
May: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Mondays 1st, 8th and 29th May
June: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
July, August and September: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, plus Bank Holiday Monday 28th August
October: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday. Last opening day is Sunday 29th October.

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, shop and café.
12pm – House, exhibition and West Lawn sculpture exhibition 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:
Walled Garden, Model Soldier Museum, old stables, deer park, shop and café which are £12 per adult (£10 when booked online).
Or all of the above plus House, Contemporary Art Exhibition and Sculpture Park which are £22 per adult (£20 when booked online). All under 18’s 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) however, you are able to purchase tickets at the ticket office upon arrival. Please follow this link to book online.

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

Will the house be open this year?
Yes, we are delighted to announce that we shall be opening the full State Floor to the public this year. To book a tour for your group, please contact

Do you accept group & school visits?
We love welcoming your groups and schools/colleges here at Houghton Hall. For further details and for help tailoring your trip, please contact