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Exhibition, Sun 30 Apr - Thu 26 Oct 2017

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Address

Houghton,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE31 6UE

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 30 Apr - Thu 26 Oct Earth Sky: Richard Long
Tue 18 Jul King's Lynn Race for Life

Details

From Sunday 30th April 2017, Houghton Hall hosts a major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long.

Richard Long is one of the most influential figures of conceptual and land art, part of a generation of distinguished British artists who extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond traditional materials and method. Long’s work is rooted in his deep affinity and engagement with nature, developed during solitary walks.

Long’s new pieces in the grounds of Houghton Hall use a variety of materials, including local carr stone, trees from the Estate and slate, and accompany the permanent Long sculpture, Full Moon Circle, which was commissioned for Houghton in 2003. There will also be mud paintings and smaller-scale works in gallery spaces, as well as historic material relating to the artist’s career. The exhibition will be curated by Lorcan O’Neill, in association with the artist, and will be accompanied by a specially-produced catalogue.

The show that opens on 30th April and runs until 26th October (selected days) will be the largest since his retrospective at the Tate in 2009, and will be a unique opportunity to see new site-specific works set within the historic landscape and gardens at Houghton, alongside permanent artworks by a range of contemporary artists, including James Turrell, Zhan Wang, Jeppe Hein, Stephen Cox, Rachel Whiteread, Anya Gallaccio and Phillip King.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Christies awarded in May 2008. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. RHS Partner Garden, HHA Member, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 30 Apr - Thu 26 Oct 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays ONLY.

Gates Open at 11am

House Opens at 12noon (last admission to the House is 3.30pm)

Last Admission is 4pm (one hour before closure)

Prices

Gardens & Grounds only – £10 per adult

House, Gardens & Grounds & Richard Long Exhibition – £18 per adult

Children 16 years and under (accompanied by an adult) – FREE of charge

Special price of £5 for HHA Members & Friends to see Richard Long Exhibition & House.

RHS Members may visit the Gardens for FREE in the months of JUNE & JULY ONLY

Directions

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Map reference: TF 791287  Lat: 52.82605 Long: 0.65682

By Road: Sat Nav postcode PE31 6TY
Houghton Hall is situated 13 miles East of King's Lynn/10 miles west of Fakenham - just off the A148 at New Houghton. Signed by brown signs off the A148. Follow signs through park gates to car park. A special area is designated for disabled parking near the house.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station is King's Lynn.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Garden of the Year Award 2007 by Historic Houses Association. Christies awarded in May 2008. Visit England - Quality Rose Marque. RHS Partner Garden, HHA Member, National Gardens Scheme Member.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
  • grass and gravel

  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit