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

Booking opens Monday 21 August!

Heritage Open Days, 2023, Events

Tickets for prebook Norfolk Heritage Open Days events are released on Monday 21 August.

More than 100 free culture and heritage events open for booking on Monday 21 August.

Norfolk Heritage Open Days returns Friday 8 – Sunday 17 September, with ten days of unmissable events celebrating the region’s history. With a fantastic programme of free drop-in events, and prebook tours, talks, walks, shows and more, tickets book up extremely quickly..

Pre-book events go on sale Monday 21 August, 10am, with tickets available online on or directly from the event organisers.

The full programme of all the Heritage Open Days events, complete with booking & access details, can be found online at

With more than 300 Heritage Open Days events taking place in Norfolk alone, the programme encompasses many elements of local history. From untold stories of local heroes, villains, and everyone in between, access to fascinating venues not usually open to the public, to incredible tours revealing hidden facts - there is something to delight all ages and levels of knowledge!

Check out just some of our highlights:

We're very grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and organisers throughout the county who make Norfolk Heritage Open Days possible, opening their doors and dedicating their time to welcoming visitors & sharing stories.


  • Some of the events are drop-in, and some events must be pre-booked.

    Tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis, due to limited capacity. Tickets are limited to 2 per booker for each event.

    Pre-book ticket bookings open Monday 22 August at 10am.

  • Most tickets can be booked online via You can create an account or continue as a guest to book tickets. Please note you will have 20 minutes to complete your booking.

    In some cases you will be required to book directly with the venue online, by phone or by email.

    Please check individual event listings for details. Meeting points and venue addresses will be confirmed with your booking.

  • Tickets are not available in person, by telephone, post or email with The Forum office.

  • No, all of the tickets are free. However, if you would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of coordinating Norfolk HODs, and the cost of our Box Office system, you can do so here:

  • As the Norfolk HODs events are free, there is very high demand for tickets. Most of the Norfolk HODs events are managed by volunteers, which is why there are a limited number of events and places. Remember there are plenty of drop in events too!

  • To cope with the extraordinary demand, and allow as many people as possible to enjoy Norfolk HODs as possible, we limit tickets to two per person.

  • Bookings for pre-book events opens Monday 21 August at 10am.