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Review of Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall
Ranked #4 of 45 things to do in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very interesting, staff helpful and knowledgeable
We went on the garden tour which was super.
Would certainly recommend

Thank Jean D
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Been three times now and always see something different! Beautiful house and Inspiring for the creative mind.

Thank vege-chris
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I visited here with my elderly mother today, to attend a seminar. Afterwards, we had lunch and a guided tour, followed by a ramble around the grounds.

First off, lets get the "negatives" out of the way (bear in mind I rated this place as being "excellent").

1. Accessibility - bear in mind the place is very old. Wheelchair access is at best, tricky, with some parts totally inaccessible for those who are unable to walk. This is no ones fault, its a old building, and simply wasn't built with wheelchair users in mind, and cannot be adapted because the fabric of the building would be spoiled. The accessible toilet was fine (clean and tidy), but even that was a bit difficult to get to.

Leaving aside the parts of the building which were totally inaccessible as described above, it would help if the courtyard had a paved path on which a wheelchair could be driven, since the only way I could get my mother across it was the drag her backwards. This quick fix would be relatively inexpensive.

2. Not a negative for me, but those who are expecting a thrill a minute location to keep small children amused, beware. There are no games machines, no interactive displays etc. This is because it is a house, not an amusement arcade!

Now the positives.

1. Our guide was extremely helpful and accommodating, allowing us to take a bit longer to get around.

2. The gift shop lady offered to stay open especially for us, so we could visit after our tour had ended.

3. The tea shop fayre was very tasty.

4. The house has been expertly restored.

5. Ample parking, including hardstanding for disabled visitors

I cant comment on the admission prices, since we didnt pay (sue to the fact that we were attending a seminar there), and I did not check what the charges were.

Thank kimives
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

An interesting building modified by each generation down the centuries. Excellent and engaging volunteers keen to explain it all. Good visitor facilities. Not huge but pleasant grounds. Good place for the kids to run around.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The house looks stunning from outside but you dont get to see much inside- the dining room was so dark i passed straight through as I couldnt see anything in the gloom. The Tapestries however, are fantastic. The Tea room needs sorting, you place your order in a corridor then the cashier runs off to the kitchen to tell them! I ordered 2 cups of tea, one black, and she said we could sit outside ad they would bring it out. 5 minutes later it came out, but the order was wrong, there was no sugar and they had to go back for a spoon. It took another 5 minutes to bring black tea, to be honest it wasnt worth the wait - dishwater. The gardens - what gardens? The woodside walk - a yomp through fields that seems neverending and pointless. The volunteers are lovely and well informed, the chapel worth a visit. Overall though, not worth the £9 each entry fee. And what is the point of National Trust shops, soap, jewellery and £100 handbags. Relevance to site - none.

Thank Nix-Suffolk
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