Ickworth - National Trust

Ickworth - National Trust
The Rotunda
Horringer
Bury St Edmonds
Suffolk
IP29 5QE
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth

E-mail

ickworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01284 735270

Fax

01284 735173

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
View of the North Front of Ickworth, Suffolk.
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Explore acres of space, woodland, wildlife, and a stunning architectural oddity, all with a story to match.

See how one eccentric man's passion for art, Italy and for having a party led to the creation of this remarkable house and its renowned collection of paintings, portraits, furniture and other treasures.

Through our Ickworth Lives project, learn about the servants and workers who kept this country estate running and share their memories. Discover what 'upstairs downstairs' domestic life was really like in our innovative displaying of the servants' quarters in the Rotunda basement.

Let your imagination run riot as you stroll in one of England's finest, and possibly earliest, Italianate gardens, and explore the intriguing Stumpery.

Go wild, amble or ramble in miles of beautiful woodland walks or even bring a bike.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Gift Aid
House, park and gardens

Adult: £11.50
Child: £5.50
Family: £28.50
Group: n/a

House upgrade

Adult: £6.50
Child: £3.50
Family: £16.50
Group: n/a

Park and gardens (summer)

Adult: £5.00
Child: £2.00
Family: £12.00
Group: n/a

Park and gardens (winter)

Adult: £3.50
Child: n/a
Family: £7.00
Group: n/a

Standard
House, park and gardens

Adult: £10.40
Child: £5.00
Family: £25.80
Group: £9.50

House upgrade

Adult: £5.90
Child: £3.10
Family: £15.00
Group: n/a

Park and gardens (summer)

Adult: £4.50
Child: £1.80
Family: £10.80
Group: £4.00

Park and gardens (winter)

Adult: £3.10
Child: n/a
Family: £6.20
Group: n/a

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of the rotunda at ickworth

A Walk with our Regional Archaeologist

  • 23 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

A rare chance to explore Ickworth's hidden past with a walk and talk with our expert regional Archaeologist Angus Wainwright. Discover medieval goings on, the history of Ickworth since Domesday all whilst enjoying the beautiful parkland.

Please dress for the weather, you will be outside and walking on footpaths and rough grass for the walk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (Adult: £14.00, child: £7.00, family: £35.00).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Forest

Trees of Ickworth

  • 24 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

A walk and talk with our Senior Ranger Dee Gathorne-Hardy. Discover our amazing collection of trees, the unique planting scheme and visit trees up to 700 years old. A rare chance to spend time with Dee who has been at Ickworth for over 15 years.

Please dress for the weather, you will be outside and walking on footpaths and rough grass for the walk.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £14.00, child: £7.00, family: £35.00).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of forest

Nature Discovery Walk

  • 26 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

A rare chance to explore Ickworth's more remote areas to discover a diverse and varied habitat, home to significant flora and fauna making the most of this beautiful parkland.

Please dress for the weather, you will be outside and walking on footpaths and rough grass for the walk.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (Adult: £14.00, child: £7.00, family: £35.00).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of day lily

Walled Garden Exploration

  • 27 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

A chance to spend time with Sean Reid, who has been at Ickworth as Head Gardener and now Outdoors Manager for over 10 years. Before that Sean was head gardener at the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds. A wealth of experience at your fingertips.

Please dress for the weather, you will be outside and walking on footpaths and rough grass for the walk.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £14.00, child: £7.00, family: £35.00).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Autumn leaves

Out and About Wednesdays - Autumn

  • 29 October 2014 11am-3pm

Set your creativity free and help us make some wild art with nature's bounty. Dive into our leaf mountains then catch as many leaves as you can in an explosion of falling leaves. Discover our horse chestnut trees and choose your conker to join the great conker competition. Complete numbers 10, 18 and 33 of your 50 Things challenge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply (adult: £14.00, child: £7.00, family: £35.00).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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