National Trust - Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate
Felbrigg Hall is a family home that was first built in the 1600s and is now open as a museum. It offers a variety of attractions including formal gardens, woodland walks, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. You’ll be able to explore the estate on foot or by bicycle, and learn all about this historic building, through interactive displays and guided tours.
The National Trust was set up to save historic places and spaces of natural beauty. It helps the public get access to these buildings and landscapes, as well as protecting them for future generations. There’s a yearly membership fee for joining the National Trust but you can visit properties under their stewardship via one-off ticket prices or free entry.
There are over 500 historic places and spaces under the Trust’s care. These include manor homes, art galleries, beaches and nature reserves. Some of its most popular properties include Cliveden House & Gardens in Berkshire – a former stately home that was witness to major political events – Blaise Castle in Bristol, which dates from 1270 and is surrounded by Bristol city centre, and Erddig in Wrexham – a former Welsh stately home that has its own working kitchen garden.
The National Trust also includes many properties of historical interest within its wider estates. These include the Tower of London, Bodnant Garden, Tintagel Castle, The Shard, Studley Royal Park, The Undercliff, and Blaise Castle House & Gardens.
Felbrigg Hall is a 16th-century mansion built by the Gage family, who occupied an earlier house on the site for centuries. Today it is home to antique furniture collections ranging from Elizabethan times through to the 1920s. The estate also features formal gardens, woodland walks and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.
There is a strong focus on interactive learning at Felbrigg Hall as visitors can trace family trees for each generation, see what it would have been like to live in the house during different centuries, and find work within the estate. On top of this, there are some great opportunities for active learning, through woodland walks and getting out into Felbrigg’s grounds on foot or by bicycle.
It is also home to a number of collections and exhibitions, including furniture dating from the 16th century, portraits of some of the former inhabitants, ceramics fashioned by William de Morgan, and toys from years gone by.
The National Trust works hard to protect its properties from damage caused by visitors. This is why it only allows access to some parts of Felbrigg Hall and the estate. It also suggests that visitors on foot or by bicycle enjoy exploring the grounds instead of leaving their car behind and using one of the on-site parking spots.
To visit Felbrigg Hall please contact their website or call 020 7449 6767