A Behind the Scenes Tour of Holkham Hall
HIDDEN PASSAGES AND SERVANTS' STAIRS BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS OF HOLKHAM HALL
Every Wednesday starting 3rd April, through to the 30th October, 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm -3pm
Behind the grand state rooms that the public normally see, hidden from view, lie a labyrinth of corridors and stairways. Servants could come and go throughout the hall without being seen or heard. They would appear in the state rooms as if by magic!
These guided tours take you behind the scenes to explore some of these never-before-seen passages and stairs. But, be aware, you will need stamina and good shoes as there are 70 winding stairs to climb up and 70 more to climb down. The tour starts at the porter’s door in the servants’ wing. After a brief insight into how space in the hall was divided between the senior servants, we will climb the back stairs to the corridor which serviced the state, or royal, bedchambers.
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