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

Get involved

Join our network of Norfolk organisers

Sharing stories, celebrating communities and bringing people together is at the heart of the festival. Around 200 organisers from organisations, businesses and voluntary groups take part in Norfolk HODs, giving their time and expertise to showcase the very best of the county’s rich history to local visitors and those from further afield.  

In return, taking part in the festival can offer a range of opportunities your organisation can benefit from including:  

  • reaching new and diverse audiences 

  • securing donations 

  • a gateway to the heritage sector to encourage future visits 

  • national, regional and local PR as part of a nationwide festival  

  • meeting and inspiring potential future volunteers  

  • connecting with other local organisations and communities  

Join our Organiser Session

To find out more about organising an event for the 2024 festival, join us at our Organiser Session on Tuesday 12 March at The Maddermarket Theatre. Hear from the national HODs team about taking part and from local organisers about the best tips and inspiration for events in Norfolk. Booking essential - for more information and to book, please contact Katie Ellis and Sam Joyce in the Norfolk HODs team on:

Two women stood in a glass building, smiling

HODs has greatly enhanced our profile resulting in increased numbers of visitors on our public days.

John Welton, RAF Coltishall Heritage Centre

We love HODs, it is our biggest source of donations.

Joanne Smithson, The Fishermen’s Hospital