Hidden Passages and Servants Stairs

Holkham have announced the return of our behind the scenes tours exploring the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall.
By popular demand, the tours will now take place every Wednesday during the main season from April through October.

Accompanied by an expert guide, the tour takes you right up to the highest tower rooms and attics in the Hall. You will even see what lies behind the beautiful ceiling of the Marble Hall and hear how it was made. Find out how the servants managed to flit between the grand State Rooms without being seen and how they serviced the State Bedchambers, where royalty once slept. Learn where Princess Victoria’s Ladies in Waiting were accommodated. See where the fantastic collection of manuscripts were once found, when Coke of Norfolk inherited the Hall. See where the Housekeeper, the Cook, the Butler, and the Steward once ruled the roost and see the bells which summoned them, and their staff, on demand.