Clifton House is the most important house
in the historic town of King’s Lynn. A merchant’s house in
the heart of the town, it retains an amazing series of
historic interiors dating from the 13th to the 18th
centuries and is Grade 1 listed. Features of interest
include two tiled floors from the later 13th century (the
largest in-situ tiled floors in any secular building in
Britain); the 14th-century vaulted undercroft; the
five-storey Elizabethan tower and a series of rooms created
by the architect Henry Bell in 1700.
The house is a
privately owned family home, but is open to visitors on a
number of occasions during the year.
House and Tower:
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015 11am to 4pm
During the 2015 King's Lynn Festival Clifton House will be staging a special display called The Merchants Feast. Two rooms are displayed to show dining at the time of Shakespeare and in Queen Victoria's reign. These unique displays with original artifacts and carefully researched food will only be on show on 18th and 19th July.
Image (left): Thomas Snelling's dining room recreated for the 2015 Lynn Festival
Entrance charges Adults £3.50 Children £2.50. Under 5s free. Not suitable for people with impaired mobility due to the number of stairs. No booking necessary. Admission: £3.50.
exclusively through Dr. Paul Richards.
Guided tour by the
owners Dr. Simon Thurley and Dr. Anna Keay with tea.