Published: Friday, 20th September 2019
Heritage Open Days, England’s biggest festival of history and culture comes to an end this weekend.
Hundreds of venues in Norfolk have thrown open their doors to visitors and mark the 25th anniversary of the festival this year. Norfolk has a rich variety of venues and organisations that have taken part including several in Broadland, such as Former RAF Coltishall, Blickling Hall and, Broadland District Council’s own headquarters, Thorpe Lodge.
These hidden gems not normally open to the public allowed visitors a chance to learn more about historical figures who shaped our communities. The festival theme this year is people power highlighting those who have affected positive change in their community.
Heritage Open Days runs for ten days and finishes this Sunday, September 22. All events are free to attend with both pre-bookable and drop-in tours, talks, walks, open days, exhibitions and performances.
The HODs programme is coordinated and promoted by The Forum Trust with support from Norwich City Council, Norwich Tourist Information Centre, 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.
“I am delighted that Broadland District Council are once again supporting the Norfolk Heritage Open Days which started this week. This incredible festival offers members of the public 10 days of free, one of a kind experiences to see the best of history and culture in Broadland and across Norfolk.”
Cllr. Karen Vincent, Member Champion for Heritage for Broadland District Council.
To what events are available for this final weekend you can search for Norfolk events at www.heritageopendays.org.uk