Friday 10 to Sunday 19 September 2021
Heritage Open Days returns in 2021: from 10 to 19 September historic sites and hidden locations will throw open their doors for visitors to explore – for free! You will be able to visit places not normally open to the public, as well as favourite heritage sites, to learn more about your local area.
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest free festival of heritage and culture, with over 5,500 events created by local communities, organisations and individuals.
Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all free.
Heritage Open Days’ events highlight all the wonderful places and stories on our doorsteps – including those that are often overlooked, or rarely open to visitors.
Every year, 1000s of events take place across the country, encompassing walks, talks, tours, plays and galleries, opening up archives and backstage areas, and hundreds of buildings that are normally closed to the public, unlocking their doors.
In 2020, the festival was expanded to include digital events, providing even more ways for people across England and beyond to engage with our stories and places. We would love you to be part of that community.
Keep an eye on this page over the coming months to find out where you can explore and enjoy heritage, architecture and culture as part of this year's Heritage Open Days in West Suffolk...
So far, the West Suffolk venues confirmed to be taking part are as follows:
- The Athenaeum
- Bradfield Woods
- Brandon Heritage Centre
- Bury Society
- Bury Guided Walks
- Clare Ancient House Museum
- Great War Huts
- Haverhill Countryside Guided Walk
- Mildenhall and District Museum
- Norman Tower
- Rede Hall Farm Park
- Rougham Control Tower
- St Edmundsbury Cathedral Ancient Library
- Tours of Lavenham
- West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
For a full list of events please visit Heritage Open Days website.
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