Ickworth - National Trust

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






01284 735270


01284 735173

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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

18 March-29 October
Park & gardens
Daily 1000-1700 (park open until 1900)
Closed Mon Thurs Last entry 1630
Closed during Winter

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

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

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Bungee trampoline

Wall Climbing and Bungee Trampolining

  • 4 May 2014 11am-4pm
  • 28 May 2014 11am-4pm

This 26ft Climbing all has 5 different climbing difficulties available. You'll be harnessed onto the wall and the automatic belay system will hold your weight going up and down so there's no need to worry about having a partner below you. Along with the wall there'll be a trampoline bungee system for the children under the age of 8 who love to jump as high as they can! These fantastic bungees will have you jumping great heights and allowing you to do flips and turns whilst in the air!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£10 unlimited climbing.



Big eared townsend bat

Bat Walk and Talk

  • 29 July 2014 8-10pm

Discover the difference between the calls of a Pipestrelle and a Daubenton's; learn about their habitat and what we can do to improve it. Understand why Ickworth is one of the premier bat sites in the UK. End the evening with a hot chocolate and a chat with our experts. Complete number 40 on your 50 Things challenge.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £10.00, Child £5.00. Booking essential.