Access Statement

Houghton Hall is located half a mile off the A148 King’s Lynn to Fakenham road, which is indicated by Brown signs. Use Satellite Navigation Post Code PE31 6TY.  This will bring you through New Houghton, to the main gates of the Hall. Drive through the main gates and follow the driveway up to the Car Park.

Upon arrival at the Ticket Office, you will be directed to either the Car Park or Disabled Parking.

Disabled access to The Walled Garden
The ticket office will direct you to a place in the car park closest to the entrance of the Walled Garden. 2 Electric Mobility Buggies are available in the garden for use by those less able to walk any great distance. These are available on a first come first served basis and may not be reserved in advance. The paths in the Walled Garden are gravel and mown grass.

Disabled access to the House
The ticket office will direct you to the Disabled Parking Area on the south side of the Hall. Having disembarked from the car, the entrance to the house is clearly marked going through the colonnade onto the West Front lawn. Upon reaching the West Front a sign indicates the disabled lavatories / nappy changing facilities to the left and the entrance to the Hall on the right. Entrance to the Hall is at ground level via the Arcade. The room attendant in the Arcade will arrange for a wheelchair /pushchair or less ambulant visitor to go up to the first floor State Rooms via the lift.

The State Rooms are all on one level, with easy access for wheelchairs/pushchairs. Once a tour of the State Rooms is completed, a Room Attendant will escort the visitor back to the lift and down to the Arcade and out onto the West facing Lawn.

We do not have specific facilities available for the visually impaired, but our Room Guides are on hand to explain the features in each room.

The Stables Café, Soldier Museum, & The Gift Shop:
The whole stable block is accessible for wheelchairs/pushchairs, although the stable yard is covered with cobbles. There is a disabled WC in the stable block and nappy changing facilities for babies.

The Model Soldier Museum:
Some of the display cabinets are rather high in the museum, and not very easy to see from a wheelchair/pushchair. The alley way between the cabinets is narrow, not suitable for an electric wheelchair, which requires a large turning circle.

James Turrell ‘Sky Space’
Located on the North side of the Hall accessible via the West Front Lawn, there is a wooden ramp leading up into the sculpture.

Houghton Outdoor Sculptures

Other contemporary sculptures are located in the parkland on grass. These sculptures have been specially placed in accordance with the artists or by the curator of the exhibition. They are placed at considerable distances apart. Reaching all of these sculptures by wheelchair or in a pushchair will be rather hard going especially for some less abled to push. Please note that we do not supply electronic buggies for use in the parkland so you may be best to bring one.