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    Heritage Open Days FAQs

    When is Heritage Open Days happening?

    Heritage Open Days 2017 takes place on Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 September.

    What is Heritage Open Days (HODs)? 

    Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Here in Norfolk, the annual festival is a well-established, hugely popular event that sees thousands of people visiting hidden places and trying out new experiences, all for free!

    What does The Forum do?

    This year’s Heritage Open Days programme in Norwich and across Norfolk is being coordinated by The Forum with support from Norwich City Council and Norwich Tourist Information Centre. The programme is also delivered in partnership with Breckland Council, Broadland District Council, Thetford Town Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, South Norfolk District Council, Visit North Norfolk and many local organisations and individuals.

    Who should I contact if I have an enquiry?

    For further information on the national Heritage Open Days programme visit heritageopendays.org.uk. For local enquiries, get in touch via hods@theforumnorwich.co.uk


    Information for organisers

    How can I register an event?

    You need to register your event online at heritageopendays.org.uk by Sunday 4 June to be included in the local listings brochure. Visit theforumnorwich.co.uk/heritageopendays/registration for more information.


    Information for visitors

    When does the Heritage Open Days brochure come out?

    The Norfolk Heritage Open Days brochure will be published Monday 31 July and distributed around the county.

    You can pick up copies from The Forum, local Tourist Information Centres, cafes, shops, stations, libraries and lots of other places. A pdf of the brochure will be posted on The Forum website on Monday 31 July.

    Do I need to book?

    The majority of Heritage Open Days events are drop-in and don’t require tickets.

    Some events have a limited capacity so need to be pre-booked and booking instructions are included in the brochure.

    Bookings open on Monday 7 August and tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis – so book early to avoid disappointment!

    How do I get a ticket?

    Events can be booked online via Eventbrite, by post, or directly with the venue by phone or email (see individual event listings in the brochure for details)

    Some Heritage Open Day events need to be booked in advance. Some tickets are available on Eventbrite and others directly from the venue. Please follow the instructions given with the individual event listing for more information.




    Alternatively, you can post your ticket requests to HODs Bookings, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF, including a stamped addressed envelope. If you don’t include an SAE, we are unable to process your request.

    Please note that no tickets are available from The Forum office either by telephone, in person or by email. Booking opens on 7th August and tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.