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Be part of Heritage Open Days in 2023!

Maddermarket Team for Heritage Open Days
2023, Heritage Open Days

It's your chance to shine: show off your heritage!

Registration has opened for Norfolk Heritage Open Days 2023, and you're invited to be part of this nationally renowned festival.

Taking place from Friday 8 - Sunday 17 September, Heritage Open Days (HODs) is England's largest festival of history and culture - and it's free for everyone to participate in!

The 2023 theme for Heritage Open Days is 'Creativity Unwrapped' - so if you feel inspired to hold an event which celebrates creativity in all its forms, this is your chance! But don't worry if you'd rather hold a different event - the theme is for inspiration only.

You can also hold an event on one day of the festival, over a few days, or across the whole festival!

By taking part in HODs you'll get the chance to share the stories of your neighbourhood, business, or home. It's a fantastic opportunity to inspire and educate people, and to reach new audiences. The Norfolk Heritage Open Days programme is the largest in the country!

There is extraordinary demand for the Norfolk Heritage Open Days events. Every year the prebooked events are fully booked within hours - demonstrating the value of the festival, and the passion and interest of the visitors.

Key Dates

Friday 26 MayRegistration deadline to be included in Norfolk listings brochure
Mid JulyBrochures printed and distributed
Monday 21 AugustBooking opens
Friday 8 - Sunday 17 SeptemberHeritage Open Days Festival

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