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

Plan your visit

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Get ready for Norfolk Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days takes place 8-17 September 2023. 

You can take a look at What's On in Norfolk on the national Heritage Open Days website.

The Norfolk Heritage Open Days listings brochure will be available from mid July. You can pick up a brochure in The Forum, Norwich and at venues across Norfolk.

"Fantastic events, one of the highlights of the year. I tell everyone how great they are."

Visitor Survey, 2021 Festival

Your Visit 

Details about each venue and event can be found on their individual online listing including the location, start times, meeting points and accessibility information. 

Booking Tickets 

All Heritage Open Days events are free for you to experience and enjoy. Due to limited capacity, some events must be pre-booked and tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Visitor FAQs

  • 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.

  • We want to ensure our events are accessible to as many visitors as possible. If you’re allocated tickets you cannot use, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or contact the organiser if you booked directly with them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:


Occasionally, events may be cancelled at short notice due to circumstances beyond the organisers’ control. In the event of cancellation of pre-book events, every endeavour will be made to contact ticket holders. We regret that we may not be able to offer an alternative for cancelled events. Please check this website for up-to-date event information.


Photography and filming may take place during Festival events – please notify the event/site organiser if you do not wish to be included. 

Public Transport 

A network buses and trains offer great links across Norfolk and into Norwich city centre. The following websites may be useful when planning your journey by public transport. 

First Buses | Sanders Coaches | Lynx | National Express | Norwich Park & Ride | Greater Anglia | The Trainline | National Rail Enquiries 


The following links may be useful when planning to cycle around Norwich and Norfolk.  

If you are cycling in Norwich there are secure cycle parking facilities at The Forum including Streetpods. 

Norwich Cycling | Broadland and South Norfolk Cycle Routes | Great Yarmouth Cycle Routes | North Norfolk Cycle Routes

Parking in Norwich 

The Forum’s multi-storey underground car park is perfect for visits to the Norwich during Heritage Open Days.

The car park includes twelve spaces for Blue Badge holders, which can be found on Level –2, and eight parent and child spaces on Level –1. 

Parking at The Forum helps support our year-round programme of free events – including Norfolk Heritage Open Days.  

In addition, the following links may be useful when planning your journey by car to Norwich. 

Norwich City Council Parking Planner | Norwich Car Park spaces availability checker 

The Great British Toilet Map

If you are attending an event in Norfolk which does not have public facilities, The Great British Toilet Map is a free resource to help you find publicly-accessible toilets. 

The Great British Toilet Map