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  

Key dates

Sunday 26 MayDeadline for registration of Norfolk events for inclusion in the Norfolk brochure
Mid July Norfolk listings brochure distribution begins
Monday 19 AugustBooking Opens
Friday 6 - Sunday 15 September Heritage Open Days 2024

The deadline to be included in the Norfolk brochure has now passed. You can still register your events via the national HODs website to be included in the online directory.

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

John Welton, RAF Coltishall Heritage Centre

Take a look at our full 2023 festival impact report here.

Each year we evaluate the impact the festival has had on the region, review organiser and visitor feedback, digital stats and more.

Want to know more? Contact the Norfolk HODs team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and discuss ideas!

Two women stood in a glass building, smiling
Sam Joyce and Katie Ellis - Norfolk HODs Coordinators at The Forum, Norwich

New Organisers can also find out about joining our community and register events by visiting How to get involved (

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

Joanne Smithson, The Fishermen’s Hospital