Running over two weekends - Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 and then Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September, Heritage Open Days is a free festival which allows people to explore the hidden gems right on their doorstep.
This year, a record-breaking 330 festival events are taking place across Norwich and Norfolk, celebrating our county’s history, heritage, architecture and culture.
Museums, businesses, private homes, clubs and gardens are throwing open their doors to share the very best of our rich history and heritage. With hundreds of drop-in and ticketed events for all ages and interests, the Heritage Open Days programme attracts thousands of visitors each year – all enjoying the warm welcome extended to them by Norfolk’s event organisers.
Cathy Eden, Heritage Open Days Coordinator from The Forum, Norwich, said:
“We can’t wait for the start of Heritage Open Days 2018! It’s a great opportunity to explore our community, visit places that aren’t always open to the public and learn more about where live. The Heritage Open Days festival brings people together and is a wonderful celebration of our county’s heritage.”
A festival listings brochure covering most of the events in Norfolk is available from The Forum in Norwich, Tourist Information Centres, libraries and many other places across the county. More information about Norfolk events and those further afield is available at www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/hods . King’s Lynn and national listings are available at www.heritageopendays.org.uk
The festival programme in Norwich and across much of Norfolk is coordinated and promoted by The Forum with support from Norwich City Council and Norwich Tourist Information Centre. The programme is also delivered in partnership with Broadland District Council, Breckland Council, Thetford Town Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, South Norfolk Council, North Norfolk District Council, Visit North Norfolk and many local organisations and individuals.