Clifton House is the most important house in the
historic town of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

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 for tours bookable via the Historic Houses Association.  Ticket links for the 2021 tours are below:

Friday 11 June 3.30pm

Friday 18 June 3.30pm

Friday 24 September 3.30pm

Friday 8 October 3.30pm

Tickets must be booked in advance.

If you would like to arrange your own private tour for a group of 12-20 people, please contact

Check back for other opening dates in 2022 – to be announced soon.