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Monday, 10 June 2013

ART: Houghton Revisited

Sir Robert Walpole - a Norfolk boy made good - built the handsomest of all Palladian houses in England to house his remarkable collection of pictures - these were sold by his grandson, to pay off considerable debts, to Catherine the Great.

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg have loaned the pictures which now hang in splendour according to the original plans [also on loan are pictures and silver from other museums in Russia and the USA).  A unique exhibition that lasts five months - until September 29, 2013.  

On your visit do not miss the seven acre walled garden created by David Cholmondley - it is stunning and kept immaculately.

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