Save the date for next year's festival! - 9 - 18 September 2022

Norfolk Heritage Open Days

Close up of a person carrying a Heritage Open Days bag and a pair of binoculars with a field of flowers in the background.

About us

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture and in Norfolk hundreds of venues throw open their doors to celebrate the very best of the county’s rich history and heritage.

Norfolk Heritage Open Days 2021

As we re-emerged from what was the most challenging 18 months for many of us, we were delighted to bring you the 2021 Norfolk Heritage Open Days programme.

Illustration of a Norwich Church and a black and white archive photo of a person dancing in a leather jacket

New Wave and Re/Collect 250

New Wave and Re/Collect 250 explored how oral history can be re-imagined as an exciting, tangible and relevant practice for young people today.

Five new animations were premiered during Norfolk Heritage Open Days 2021 with an evening of live music from local young artists.