Houghton Revisited – Now continuing to 24th November
Bank House is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting the once in a lifetime exhibition of Old Masters at Houghton Hall, just 25 minutes drive away. The show runs from 17th May to 24th November, and tickets, which must be bought in advance, are selling like hot cakes (Old Masters?) on the website Houghton Revisited.
Sir Robert Walpole, who originally purchased the paintings to furnish 10 Downing Street during his 21 years as Prime Minister under George I and George II , was MP for King’s Lynn for 40 years, and the town’s history is inextricably entwined with his.
Stay at Bank House and take a walking tour of the town with one of our very knowledgeable town guides. Marvel at the town’s stunning merchants’ houses (including Bank House itself) and learn how the town became his power base, and helped him, a Norfolk boy from a relatively humble background, amass the funds to put together one of the greatest collections of pictures ever.