Save the Date! - Heritage Open Days returns 6-15 September 2024

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Discover Norfolk's hidden histories

"One of the very best events in Norwich. Hugely inclusive."


Heritage Open Days (HODs) is England’s largest festival of history and culture and in Norfolk hundreds of participating venues, organisations, private homes and gardens throw open their doors for FREE to reveal and celebrate the very best of the county’s rich history and heritage.

Run by hundreds of local organisations and volunteers, HODs gives everyone free access to experiences and events where you can explore heritage sites, discover some hidden gems not normally open to the public and learn more about the cultural heritage in our communities.   

The Forum Trust and its Board champions and funds the coordination of HODs in Norwich and across much of Norfolk each year. Supporting HODs and coordinating the delivery of the festival each year makes an important contribution to The Forum Trust’s project purpose; promoting opportunities for local people and visitors to learn about the unique history and heritage of the Eastern region. We’re proud to be coordinating such an important festival, which makes heritage accessible to the whole community. 

"Love the Heritage Days. We have so many wonderful historic buildings and sites in Norfolk, world class."