The hall, which dates back to 1722 and is home to Lord Cholmondeley, sees 24 sculptures as well as drawings and smaller pieces on display until November 1. They include many of Kapoor’s major works in mirror and stone, including his iconic Sky Mirror. Pieces are displayed in both the hall’s grounds and inside the hall itself.
Anish, who was born in India, won the Turner Prize in 1991 and created the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Lord Cholmondeley says: ‘Anish Kapoor is a magician. His elegant reflective pieces throw back the world in mysterious ways.’
Tickets to the exhibition must be pre booked online. Car parking is free. Dogs are not allowed.
If you are visiting Houghton Hall to see the exhibition, try these places to eat and stay at:
- The Dabbling Duck, Great Massingham
A firm Feast favourite and set in a very pretty village, the Dabbling Duck is a friendly place which follows a ‘keep it local’ philosophy. There is a lovely big garden, a comprehensive real ale selection and a good wine list. There are also rooms for those who wish to stay overnight.
- The Crown Inn, East Rudham
A classic Norfolk beamed pub, which stands right on the village green. Food is always local and seasonal, with a changing daily specials board, plus a great range of sandwiches. There is a good selection of real ales, including many from Norfolk, and a lovely gravelled terrace at the front for sunny days. There are six bedrooms for comfy overnight stays.
- Kings Head Country Hotel, Great Bircham
Newly redecorated during lockdown, this 12-bedroom Edwardian hotel is situated in an attractive village, close to the Sandringham Estate. It has lovely views and extensive grounds which are perfect for al fresco dining. Food relies on the area’s rich larder and there is an emphasis on game, as the season starts.
- The Ffolkes, Hillington
There’s always a warm welcome at this laid back but super stylish 300-year-old coaching inn where food is available all day – the pies and curries are especially recommended. A new hog roast is also on offer daily, too. There’s plenty of outdoor space, and the bedrooms are very attractive – look out for the Hayloft for something extra special.
- The Stables Café, Houghton Hall
The hall’s own café is offering a takeaway service at present – with the range of cakes catching the eye.
Note – Please check with all establishments before travelling and we’d recommend booking.