Heritage Open Days 9-18 September 2022 - What will you discover?

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Martello Tower P, Felixstowe

, Suffolk

Martello Tower P is one of the best preserved Martello Towers on England's East Coast. Nowadays, the home of National Coastwatch Institution, who…

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St. George’s Church, Stowlangtoft

St George's Church, Stowlangtoft, Bury St Edmunds, , Suffolk, IP31 3JR

There is a wonderful collection of bench ends with poppyheads and choir stalls, a 15th century screen and a series of Flemish panels of the same…

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Aldeburgh Museum

Aldeburgh Museum, The Moot Hall, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5DS

Aldeburgh Museum, housed in the Moot Hall, is in a prominent position on the town’s seafront and is one of the most important timber-framed,…

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The Red House, Aldeburgh

Britten Pears Arts, The Red House, Golf Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5PZ

Following the theme of 'astounding inventions' The Red House site will explore Britten’s inventiveness in music. Britten wanted to write for…

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Explore the Pilgrims’ Herb Garden at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LS

One of the Cathedral’s gardeners will be on hand and lead the tour of this small oasis, explaining the herbs which are grown there and their…

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Norman Tower, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

The Norman Tower, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Norman Tower was previously the main gateway to the Abbey. The Norman Tower is detached from the Cathedral and was built between 1120 and…

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11 High Baxter Street

11 High Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1ES

The last medieval building in this street the others being demolished in the 1960's. Used as staff accommodation for a hotel and then a HMO. Apart…

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A pilgrimage walk through Bury St Edmunds

At the back of Tesco Stores Ltd, St. Saviours , Fornham Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7JS

This walk follows in the footsteps of the pilgrims in medieval times who visited the Abbey of St Edmund. Starting at St Saviour's (former…

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Abbey 1000 at Suffolk Archives Bury St Edmunds

Records Office, 77 Raingate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AR

Join us for a display and a peek behind-the-scenes as part of the celebrations marking 1000 years since the foundation of the Abbey of St Edmund.…

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Ancient Library Tour

Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LS

We would like to invite you to a 30-minute session in our Ancient Library where you will be able to see some of the books in our collection and…

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Bardwell Church

Church House, Church Road, Bardwell, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1AH

The medieval stained glass windows, which include an image of Sir William de Berdewell were removed, restored and cleaned as part of a repair and…

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Bury St Edmunds Guildhall

The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1PR

From imprisoning kidnapped monks to housing Cromwell’s soldiers, hosting abolitionist meetings to WWII secret military operations, the Guildhall…

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Ickworth

National Trust, Rotunda, Ickworth, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Discover formal gardens, pleasure grounds, rolling Suffolk landscape and woodlands all of which invite gentle strolls, long walks, runs, bike…

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Unitarian Meeting House Open Days

Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1RH

Just come inside between 10.00 and 15.00 and hear about the history of our building and see it's handsome interior. Consider our hire offer and…

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Gresley Madan Collection: An Introduction

Giffords Hall, Giffords Hall Park, Stoke By Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SZ

Tours will be conducted explaining the items and their historical context in the setting of the current family home, with reference also to the…

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Valley Farm, Flatford

Valley Farm, Flatford, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6UL

Valley Farm is a beautiful 15th century Suffolk Open Hall house. The building was restored in the 1930s, opening up the huge open hall. You can…

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Abbey Hall, Eye Heritage Open Day

The Abbey, Hoxne Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7NJ

The house (The Abbey), and the bake and brewhouse (The Hall) were built from the rubble of the Priory in 1580. The original roof was thatched but…

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Eye and District Heritage Day

Eye Town Hall, Broad St, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AB

You are invited to view a collection of historical, heritage displays laid on to demonstrate the amazing history of Eye from the Building of the…

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Eye Heritage Week Street Hike & a Sunday Heritage Talk

1 Broad Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AF

Eye boasts so many listed and converted premises which have become homes. All have a history and a story to tell, from a Public House that was the…

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Eye Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Eye Parish Church, Church Street, Hoxne Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7BD

This is a premier church in a county of fine churches. The 101ft tower, with its array of elaborate flushwork, grand stone parapet, noble…

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Eye Twin Chapels and Cemetery

Eye Cemetery , Yaxley Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DP

This event is a real opportunity to get involved with living history and a vision for the future. This site is not normally open directly to the…

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The Bank, Eye Suffolk

The Bank Cafe & Arts Centre, 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN

The Bank is the trading name of Eyes Open CIC, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to bringing arts to the rural town of Eye.…

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Victoria Mill, Eye

Millfield, Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DE

Mainly timber-framed, whose body, containing machinery and carrying the sail, rotates about an upright post.A tower-like structure of wood or…

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Church of St Peter & St Paul

Church Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9NF

This church dates from the 14th century and there is evidence to prove it! The Chancel was rebuilt in 1873 from Martello Tower bricks. A self…

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Felixstowe Heritage Exhibition

The Prom near The Bartlet, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Felixstowe has a rich and varied history. Photos and documents in this exhibition allow visitors to appreciate the architectural, cultural and…

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Felixstowe Town Hall

Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AG

Discover Felixstowe Town Hall this Heritage Open Days, where tours of the building will be available.

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Felixstowe’s Golfing Heritage Exhibition

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, Ferry Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9RY

A fascinating exhibition which tells the story of the golf club. Famous politicians and society personalities played in this course so there are…

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Harvest House

Harvest House, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7SP

One of Felixstowe's gems was designed by Thomas Cotman. This Grade II listed building opened as a hotel in 1903, and still displays many original…

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Maidstone Road Baptist Church

Maidstone Road Baptist Church, Maidstone Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9ED

This church is a fine example of nineteenth century architecture.

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St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew's Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7EB

Designed by Hilda Mason and Raymond Erith, this unique reinforced ferro-concrete church was built in the 1930s.

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St Felix RC Church

St. Felix RC Church, Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7HT

This pleasant, homely church was only fully completed in 1958.

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St Mary’s Church, Walton

St. Marys Church, High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9DS

Mentioned in the 1087 Domesday survey, this church's history is second to none!

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The Beach Huts

Near the Spa Pavilion on the Prom, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DX

The Beach Huts are iconic features of the Felixstowe Seafront. Beach Hut owners are delighted to welcome visitors to this slice of Felixstowe life.

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The Cotman Walk 1

1 Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DY

Thomas Cotman designed a number of Felixstowe's elegant domestic and public buildings. This walk introduces visitors to Edwardian architecture in…

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The Cotman Walk 2

Hamilton Gardens, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7FA

A delightful part of Old Felixstowe is filled with a variety of Edwardian architecture accompanied by stories of local personalities who shaped…

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The Felixstowe Sea Cadets Drill Hall

The Drill Hall, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7RD

Join us for an open afternoon Sunday 11th September from 1200-1500 at the historic Drill Hall, built in 1901. Have a tour of the buildings, find…

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The Salvation Army, Felixstowe

Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7EL

A vibrant and friendly location with an interesting heritage.

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Bee Trail

Halesworth & District Museum, The Railway Station, Station Road, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BZ

Gabrielle has six hives in the town and you will visit each, finishing at Chediston St with a cup of tea and the opportunity to buy a jar of honey.

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Black Dog Antiques

Black Dog Antiques, Market Place, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BA

The present owners will be showing a display of documents, photographs and artefacts, some recovered during recent restoration work.

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Buried treasures of the Blyth Valley

Halesworth & District Museum, The Railway Station, Station Road, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BZ

The collection of Bronze Age axes from Wissett has been described as one of the finest in the country. The rare find of Iron Age coins near…

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Campanology and St Mary’s Tower Open Day

St. Marys Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL

Learn more about bellringing and perhaps try it for yourself!

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George Calver at Walpole Old Chapel

Walpole Old Chapel, Walpole, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9AZ

George was born and grew up in Walpole, where he lived till c1850. His professional career took him to Great Yarmouth and Chelmsford, but he…

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Good Old George!

The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY

This one was named after George Lansbury who was born near Haleworth in 1859 and is the subject of this exhibition at The Cut. He went on to…

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Halesworth Airfield Museum

Halesworth Airfield Museum, Old Airfield , Upper Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8NH

The airfield was mainly used as an American base and both the 56th Fighter Group and the 489th Bomb Group stayed there. Towards the end of the war…

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Halesworth Community Choir - Traditional songs

The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY

From our Halesworth Community Choir.

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Halesworth Station - The unique movable railway platform

Halesworth & District Museum, The Railway Station, Station Road, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BZ

The problem at Halesworth was the road (then the main route out of the town to Bungay and Norwich) got in the way. It called for an ‘astounding…

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Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway - Station Open Day

Blythburgh Village Hall, Blythburgh, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9LQ

It used many wagons and coaches with the Cleminson’s patent flexible wheelbase, an “astounding invention” which allowed lightweight rolling…

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Halesworth’s industrial past and Millenium Green

Millenium Green, Town Park, Halesworth , Suffolk, IP19 8AH

Showing Halesworth Millennium Green (the largest such Green in the country), highlighting the industrial archaeology of the 18th, 19th and early…

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Heritage Trees of Halesworth

White Hart , Town Centre carpark, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AH

Originally surveyed and defined by Richard Woolnough, with contributions from Janet Huckle, then Linda Grey and Lisa Simmonds, these are among the…

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Holton Post Mill – open for tours

Mill House, Southwold Road, Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8PW

Holton Windmill was built as an open trestle post mill. A roundhouse was added by 1835. The mill was originally winded by a tailpole and the…

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Kaliwood, Holton

Kaliwood, Beccles Road, Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8NQ

Planted around 1900 as an Oak Nuttery, it is now a base for Kinda Forest School and occasional theatre. Bought by our guide Rachel Kellett at…

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Millennium Green and Big ships in Halesworth

Blyth Mews, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8FB

Meet us for a stroll through history and the Green. Learn about the innovative navigation waterway which still runs through it and the mighty…

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Mini Church tour for children

St. Marys Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL

Woodwoses and Mermen The woodwose is a curiosity harboured by many churches in rural Suffolk. Mysterious carvings of these wildmen-of-the-woods…

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Private Tours - Bank House

Bank House, 35 Thoroughfare, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LE

David writes: We purchased Bank House in 2000. It was originally both the manager’s residence and used as Gurneys Bank until incorporated into…

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Recital - Atmospheric A Cappella through the Ages

St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL

Atmospheric A Cappella through the Ages

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Recital - Jason Busby

St. Marys Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL

Celebrating the Victorian organ – an ‘Astounding Invention!’

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Soil Sisters: celebrating the Women’s Land Army

The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY

The women contributed hugely to the war effort – in its way it was certainly an ‘Astounding Invention!’ There will be an informative display…

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Special Delivery - Suffolk Artlink

Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AD

In Halesworth, children from Edgar Sewter Primary School and residents at Beech House Residential Care Home spent the summer term looking at the…

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St Mary’s Church - Guided church tours

St. Marys Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL

Learn about and explore the life and times of Sir William Argentine

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St Mary’s Church - Self-guided audio tours

St. Marys Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8LL

Available from your smart phone or printed transcripts at St. Marys Church.

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The Cut -  From maltings to arts centre

The Cut, 9 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY

He will show film of the building as it was at that time, including still photos of the conversion in process. He will then lead a tour of the…

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The Hooker Trail

Hooker House Dental Surgery, Hooker House, Quay Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8EP

One of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century, Joseph Hooker was Charles Darwin’s closest friend and encouraged and…

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The Maltings Trade in Halesworth

The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY

To close the presentation, he will explain the skills needed to operate traditional floor maltings, some of which took years to master. In 1860…

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Tour: Wellington Court

Wellington Court, Chediston Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BJ

Houses tended to be centred around Chediston Street - or Cherry Bow as it was then called. The residents drew their water from a pump in the yard…

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Walk: Second life for Halesworth buildings

Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AD

A guided walk with Janet Huckle around our pretty, historic town. There have been generations of change to existing buildings. What are the…

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Bethesda Baptist Church

Bethesda Baptist Church, 9 St. Margarets Plain, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BB

Explore this classical-style building by the architect F G Faunch of Ilford in this virtual tour for the Heritage Open Days festival. Built by Mr…

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Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BE

The rooms are set in period fashions from the Tudors right through to the Victorians. From musical instruments and toys to intricate glassware…

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Fore Street Baths

Public Baths, Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1JZ

An elegant Victorian design with a fully glazed roof. Officially opened on the 1st March 1894 by the Mayor of Ipswich Samuel Anness. The first…

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Ipswich Institute Reading Room and Library

Ipswich Institute Reading Room & Library, 15 Tavern Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3AA

On Saturday the 10th of September the Ipswich Institute will be opening both its buildings, 15 Tavern Street and Admiral's House in Tower Street,…

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Ipswich Museum

Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3QH

Step back in time to when Ipswich was a vast area of grassland and our ancestors used stone tools. Continue on and discover how we learnt how to…

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Ipswich School

Ipswich School, 25 Henley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3SG

Join us for a tour on Saturday 10 September, where during the tour you will explore: The Old Town Library, featuring books dating back to the…

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Mutual House - Suffolk Building Society

Suffolk Building Society, 2 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1QT

The Grade II listed building was designed by prominent local architect Thomas Cotman and built in 1901, featuring 2 storey oriel windows,…

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Red Rose Chain invite you to explore Gippeswyk Hall & The Avenue Theatre

Red Rose Chain, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9AF

On the 10th Sept we are throwing open our doors to the public as part of Heritage Open Days, so anyone can come and explore Gippeswyk Hall and The…

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St Margaret’s Church, Ipswich

St Margaret's Church, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BT

Dating from around 1300, with major additions in the C15th and further embellishments throughout succeeding centuries, St Margaret’s amply…

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St Mary at the Elms

Elm Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2AA

St Mary at the Elms is delighted to be open as part of Heritage Open Weekend 2022. The church will be open as usual, but also will be filled…

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St Peter’s by the Waterfront & The Ipswich Charter Hangings

St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peter's Church, College Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BF

St Peter's by the Waterfront has displays about the history of St Peter's Church in the town of Ipswich from the 12th century to the present day.…

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Suffolk energy from waste facility

Suffolk energy from waste facility, Lodge Lane, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0JE

Suffolk energy from waste facility, Great Blakenham IP6 0JE Since 2014, this award-winning energy from the waste facility has been putting…

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Tours of The Hold at Suffolk Archives

131 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LR

Come and explore this award winning modern building which is packed with local heritage and stories to enjoy. You will be shown around the…

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Unitarian Meeting House - Ipswich

Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House, Friars Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1TD

Recently restored and removed from the Heritage At Risk Register, this building is regarded by many sources as the finest timber framed meeting…

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Woolverstone Hall at Ipswich High School

Ipswich High School, Woolverstone Hall, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ

Woolverstone Hall is the home of Ipswich High School, an independent co-educational day school with boarding facilities, for children and students…

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WTW, Ipswich

Willis Towers Watson, Friars Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1TA

The iconic WTW building in Friars Street will be opening its doors to the public once again this year. A milestone building in the career of the…

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“Letting in the Light” art exhibition

Ladbrokes Ltd, 5-7 St. Peters Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1QA

Lowestoft visual artists collective Easterly Artists return with another of their highly-acclaimed pop-up exhibitions “Letting in the Light”,…

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‘All Our Yesterdays’ photo exhibition

The Turner Room, Lowestoft Museum, Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 9JR

'All Our Yesterdays' is a rare opportunity to view one of the largest privately-owned collections of "Old Lowestoft" photographs ever exhibited in…

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‘As clear as Lowestoft Ice’ - Ice making and the preservation of food

The Grit Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PE

The original factory was a showpiece of Victorian engineering, which harnessed groundbreaking technology to transform food storage and…

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‘Blessing the Herring’ Ceremony

Nightingale Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

A special service, to be held on the beach below Oddfellows Green, open to all. The bells of All Saints & St Margaret's Church, Pakefield will…

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‘PREPARED BY THE SHORE, SOLD BY THE STORE’ - A celebration of CWS in Lowestoft

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

The Central England Co-operative's Membership & Community Council take over the Parcels Office to celebrate and reminisce about the CWS Canning…

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136-7 High Street - Window display

136 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HR

A chance to find out more about the building's fascinating 'back story' and the detailed renovations being carried out to .

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1880’s Theme Weekend

151-152 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HR

As part of the Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone, we are holding a theme weekend to mark the start of the Heritage Open Days. Across Saturday 10th…

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3D printing the Lowestoft Porcelain pugs

38c High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HY

Make sure you head down to Lowestoft High Street to see the 3D printed pugs being created in the Lowestoft studio ceramics shop window throughout…

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700,000 years of history in Pakefield

Causeway, Pakefield Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JZ

A fascinating insight into Pakefield Church and surrounding area, in all its guises.

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A History of Lowestoft’s Lifeboats

Classroom, Lowestoft Maritime Museum, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XG

Visit the classroom at the Lowestoft Maritime Museum to find out more about the first sail-powered lifeboat, the Frances Anne, built by Sparham of…

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A life at sea - Keith Mayall in conversation

Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AQ

What was it really like, day in, day out, as a member of a fishing crew who won the Prunier Trophy in 1964? What was life like, on and off the…

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A Seat Aboard Concorde exhibition

The Grit Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PE

Lowestoft has a unique link with the legendary and iconic supersonic airliner Concorde. Leo Whisstock designed the passenger seat which saw many…

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A Tale of Two Shrimpers - A talk and tour with Jamie Campbell

Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AQ

In the days of working sail, a genre of twenty foot sailing shrimpers developed to supply the tourists. Yarmouth and Lowestoft had different…

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A Trifle from Lowestoft- an exploration of experimental porcelain from the 18th century

Lowestoft Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft , Suffolk, NR32 9SA

The story of porcelain is one of intrigue, sabotage, and espionage. How did Lowestoft, a fishing town on the edge of the country, miles away from…

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A Walk in the Park - Lowestoft’s Oldest Walk

All Saints Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JN

A time travelling journey from the time of Pakefield Man, encountering Vikings, Saxons, wartime raids and right up to the very latest scientific…

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A Wartime History of Lake Lothing - From the Water

Heritage Quay, South Pier, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AE

Hear about the bombs which stretched from the Yacht Basin to Denmark Road which partly demolished Port House; the V-1 Flying Bomb "Doodlebug"…

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A Young Person’s Guide to Orchestral Instruments

Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics, Blyford Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4PZ

From flutes and clarinets to trumpets and percussion, come and explore the sounds they create and learn more about their history.

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All Saints’ & St Margaret’s Church, Pakefield

Causeway, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JY

For a thousand years or more men and women of Pakefield have worshipped God in this church- and they still do: but nowadays thousands of visitors…

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An accessible, Sensory Foraging Walk around Kirkley

Kirkley Cemetery, London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0pd

A sensory foraging walk that will also be great for wheelchair users, held in Kirkley, foraged food tasting with Jon Tyler and creative sensory…

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An Evening with CEFAS @ RNSYC

Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AQ

CEFAS works to tackle the serious global problems of climate change, marine litter, over-fishing and pollution to secure a sustainable blue future…

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An Interview with Donny Cole

The Grit Centre for the Arts & Heritage, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PE

Interviewed and filmed by another local legend, David Forster, of Lowestoft Ice Company, this is the first chance to see a new film interviewing…

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Another Angle Studio

Unit 6, 10 Battery Green Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DE

The most easterly creative studio and gallery in the UK is set in an old industrial building annexed to the Quay on Battery Green Road, Lowestoft…

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Art & Craft in Wood @ 117 High Street

Art & Craft in Wood, 117 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HN

An exhibition detailing the history of this building and the property next door as well as view the lower levels of the property, including the…

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Bendy Caravans and Everlasting Pens - A Portrait of Evered Wigg

The Grit Centre for the Arts & Heritage, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PE

Beyond a sprinkling of people from his locality, Evered Wigg is someone nobody is likely to have heard of. In the early 1920s, the village of…

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Benjamin Britten’s childhood home - 21 Kirkley Cliff Road

Britten House, 21 Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DB

Edward Benjamin Britten was born on 22 November 1913 on St Cecilia's Day, the Patron Saint of Music. He was the fourth child born to Robert &…

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Buffalo Bill comes to Lowestoft Exhibition

The Art Gallery, 102 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XW

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show came to Lowestoft in 1903, connecting the cultures of the Wild West to the ‘UK Far East’. At this exhibition…

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Cefas @ All Saints & St Margaret’s Church

Causeway, Pakefield Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JZ

The commercial fisheries operating off the coast of East Anglia have evolved over time, in relation to both technological developments as well as…

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China Returns to Lowestoft - The Story of Lowestoft Porcelain

Stella Maris Hall, Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1NL

The book is available for sale on the website of Lowestoft Heritage Workshop Centre. The Stella Maris Hall doors open at 1800 for an 1815 start,…

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Christ Church

Christ Church Square, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XD

At first Christ Church had a fuller title of 'The Cunningham Memorial Beachmen's Church for the Beachmen and Fishermen of Lowestoft'. Francis…

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Christ Church Lowestoft

Christ Church Lowestoft, Christ Church Square, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XD

At first Christ Church had a fuller title of 'The Cunningham Memorial Beachmen's Church for the Beachmen and Fishermen of Lowestoft'. Francis…

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Claremont Pier - tales of times gone by

Claremont Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0BS

Built in 1903, Claremont Pier has stood for almost 120 years and one of the key features at the heart of Lowestoft.

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Come aboard Excelsior

Heritage Quay, South Pier, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AE

In 2021, Excelsior celebrated her Centenary and both John Wylson, who brought her back to Lowestoft, and Excelsior herself were awarded the…

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Come aboard Lydia Eva

Heritage Quay, South Pier, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AE

The Maritime Trust was founded in 1969 in order to preserve vessels that were representative of Britain's maritime heritage. Being the only…

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Come aboard Mincarlo!

Heritage Quay, South Pier, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AE

Mincarlo was launched from the famous Brooke Marine yard on September 25th 1961, one of three single-screw motor vessels built for W.H. Podd Ltd…

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Corton Methodist Church

Corton Methodist Church, The Street, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5HW

Come and visit our small church which was commissioned by the Colman's, as much of Corton village was. Why not take a stroll around the village…

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Corton, Mustard & Art!

Corton Community Room, Mills Drive, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5JB

The Colmans lived in the mansion, The Clyffe, that stood overlooking the sea. The site of the house has long been swept away but the presence of…

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CWGC Event - Lowestoft Naval Memorial

Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Belle Vue Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1UY

During the Second World War Lowestoft was home to the Royal Naval Patrol Service, which was developed from the pre-war Royal Naval Trawler…

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Dip Farm - a guided walk through history with Ivan Bunn

Corton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4PR

Using the Tithe map from 1842 as a reference, walkers will take a journey through time, illustrating just how the landscape has both changed and…

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East Anglia Transport Museum

Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8BL

Our story began back in 1962 when four local tramway enthusiasts rescued the body of an old Lowestoft tramcar, no. 14, from its use as a…

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ENIGMA - The scrambled messages of WWII and beyond.

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

Alongside the machine, Barry will also be bringing many other items designed to help decode Hitler's messages and get the information out to our…

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Enjoy Dip Farm - an ancient place

Corton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4PR

Friend’s of Dip Farm invite to enjoy this lovely open space co-managed by the Friends, Norse and ESC. There is a free car park, and an easy…

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Explore Re-utilise Resource Centre

Unit 2, 209 Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1UL

Re-Utilise is a Community Interest Company and is a not for-profit membership based organisation who are dedicated to diverting clean waste away…

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Explore the Gull Wing Bridge - Tours

Farrans Construction, Gull Wing Bridge Site Office, Riverside Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0TU

The Gull Wing is an iconic and important bridge for Lowestoft, being delivered by Suffolk County Council and built by Farrans Construction, a…

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Free to Ride - EATM Vintage Bus service

Lowestoft, Suffolk

Go back in time, travelling on two exhibits from the museum, both built in Lowestoft at Lowestoft Coach Works. Running every 30 minutes on a route…

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Free to Ride Vintage Bus Service 2

Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

Travel in style on one of the vintage buses from the East Anglia Transport Museum's collection, running hourly around the town. See the Lowestoft…

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Friends Meeting House, Pakefield, Lowestoft

Friends Meeting House, 39 Pakefield Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JS

There appears to have been a Quaker Meeting at Pakefield since the late seventeenth century. The first record dates from 1671, but there are no…

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From flint tools to fish fingers

Lowestoft Museum, Broad House, Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 9JR

Follow a trail round the museum to discover just how inventive humans have been over the last 800,000 years...

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From Papyrus to Public Libraries

Lowestoft Central Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DR

Find out about the history of paper and books from ancient Egypt via China to modern production, and about the growth of public libraries. Learn…

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Heritage Open Day at the Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre, The Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HH

On Sunday 11th the Marina Theatre will be opening their doors for Theatre tours where you will get to explore the parts of the Marina Theatre that…

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Herring & Ale Maritime Fayre

Oddfellows Green, 6 Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

With local ales by Green Jack Brewery, boatbuilding and maritime skill demonstrations, herrings cooked the traditional Lowestoft way, modern…

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Historical Walkabout: Mustard & Social Innovation

Corton Playing Field Car park, Mills Drive, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5JB

The focus will be on the couple’s reforming tendency, in industrial and community activities, in both Norwich and Corton.

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History in the street - featuring Cleveland, Windsor and Grosvenor Road

Cleveland Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0BN

The houses are beautiful examples of grand Victorian architecture. These houses also include some links to famous events. In the 1916 Bombardment…

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HM Coastguard

Beach below Oddfellows Green, Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

HM Coastguard Lowestoft is the local team covering Southwold through to Hopton. They are made up of a team of volunteers, trained to deal with…

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HM Coastguard Open Day

Unit 7, Harvest Drive, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7NJ

Based on Harvest Drive, up on Pakefield Industrial Estate, this headquarters serves the local team covering Southwold through to Hopton. They are…

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Incredible Inventions Storytelling Trail with Get Suffolk Reading

London Road North, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1EP

The children have created the stories inspired by local heritage, come along and hear their fictional tales!

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International Boatbuilding Training College @ Pakefield Beach

Oddfellows Green, Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

The college sits on the northern shore of Lake Lothing, the tidal reach of the River Waveney, depicted in Ted Frost’s book “From Tree To…

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Jack Rose Old Lowestoft Society Exhibition Day

Stella Maris Hall, Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1NL

Secretary Ian Robb will be in attendance to answer questions on his exhibition, 'The Battle of Lowestoft 1665'; Chair Christopher Brooks will…

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John Reay - A Private & Personal View

Another Angle Studios, Unit 6, 10 Battery Green Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DE

Doors open from 1845, the interview will run from 1930 for approximately 30 minutes. Refreshments will be available all evening and the chance to…

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Junk Prints at Lowestoft Library

Lowestoft Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DR

Using throwaway items such as old boxes, bits of broken toys, waste paper and other rubbish, we'll be making bright, colourful arty prints. All…

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Kensington Gardens - Centenary Heritage Afternoon in the Gardens

Kensington Gardens, Kensington Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0HY

The historic Kensington Gardens at the southern end of Lowestoft esplanade were formally opened on the 8th of June 1922. In 2022 we are delighted…

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Kessingland Lifeboat exhibition

Kessingland Mens Shed, Bethel Drive, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7RY

Curated by popular local historian, Gerald Brown, this is an exhibition not to be missed.

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Kessingland Men’s Shed - Bethel Sunday School

Bethel Drive, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7RY

The Men's Shed Organisation took over the building in 2019 and has started to renovate the building. Kessingland Men's Shed is an organisation…

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Kirkley Church Hall

St. Peters Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0LJ

John Louth Clemence (1822-1911) was a leading architect at the time and responsible for many of Lowestoft's buildings. He became Manager for the…

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Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre

10 Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0BY

Situated on the sea front with great views of the North Sea, the building was once the family home of Colonel Alfred George Lucas, the son of…

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Lowestoft Arts Centre

Lowestoft Arts Centre, 13 St. Peters Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1QA

The Lowestoft Arts Centre is a gallery and artist's studios and a separate pottery studio for workshops for individuals or groups. The gallery is…

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Lowestoft At War exhibition

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

Bombed by both Zeppelins and German seaplanes and shelled by enemy warships in the Great War, and blitzed out of all proportion to its size in…

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Lowestoft Coastal Sightseeing

Heritage Quay, South Pier, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AE

Interested in the wildlife or is it just the idea of seeing the coast from the 'other side', or maybe perhaps it’s just being on a boat?…

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Lowestoft Harbour & Lake Lothing Tour

Heritage Quay, South Pier, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AE

Interested in the old boatyards, or perhaps even a visit to the ship graveyards? Or maybe you want to see the huge offshore ships and research…

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Lowestoft Heritage Workshop Centre

80a Wildes Score, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XN

Also see a very special 17th century salvaged ornate plaster ceiling from a farmhouse, which shares the same motifs with the ornate plaster work…

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Lowestoft Longshoremen

Oddfellows Green, 6 Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

The Lowestoft Longshoremen are a Choral / Shanty group who get together and sing Shanties and Songs Of The Sea. They perform mainly at charitable…

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Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Museum, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XG

We have some amazing events lined up for you this Heritage Open Days; Learn about the History of the Port of Lowestoft through our exhibitions or…

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Lowestoft Railway Station

Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

The station celebrates its 175th Anniversary this year. Visit the TIC in the refurbished station cafe for brochures, up-to-date information and…

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Lowestoft Relocated - C14th Urban Innovation, with David Butcher & Ivan Bunn

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

A Powerpoint presentation and talk on the origins of the present-day High Street area as the early core of Suffolk’s second largest town.…

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Lowestoft Town Football Club

Crown Meadow, Love Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2PA

Have a look around the ground, dressing rooms and function rooms while learning about the club's 131 year history and how its past officers played…

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Lowestoft Town Hall

Lowestoft Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 9SA

Lowestoft Town Hall is of a striking Victorian Italianate style and constructed of red brick with gault brick dressings, contrasting in scale…

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Lowestoft’s Hidden Tithe Barn

Crown Street Motors, Crown Street West, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1SG

Behind the facade of Crown Street Motors, opposite the Crown Brush Factory, is a tithe barn - the only one situated close to a town centre in the…

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Mark Burrell Open Studios: Art Work and Painting Local and Imaginary

42 Melbourne Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1SS

Born in Lowestoft in Suffolk, Mark is an established painter, who has been making art for over forty years. He is a leading member of ‘The North…

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Meet John Mallett - Suffolk Artist Blacksmith

Oddfellows Arms, 6 Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

Watch him demonstrate a variety of techniques and find out more about this age old skill.

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Mind the Gap

Lowestoft Archives, Lowestoft Central Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DR

‘Mind the Gap’ will also explore the influence that Sir Samuel Morton Peto had, whose involvement in Lowestoft, dating back to the mid-1800s,…

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Music @ Our Lady Star of the Sea - The Aurora Consort

19 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1NL

A pot-pouri of unaccompanied part song.

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Music @ Our Lady Star of the Sea - The Bohemian Choir

19 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1NL

A wonderful and unusual opportunity to hear this group in the UK.

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Music @ Our Lady Star of the Sea - The Kirkley Trio

The Presbytery, 19 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1NL

Our Lady's is regarded by many as the most beautiful Catholic church in Suffolk and contains some of the best examples of a restrained 'arts and…

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Music @ Parcels Office - Buffalo Bill Comes to Lowestoft – The John Ward Trio with Andy Jennings

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

Performed by The John Ward Trio and narrated by Andy Jennings, this is a presentation, with excerpts of songs and narration, from a full-length…

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Music @ St Margaret’s - Anna Winton Mills, mezzo-soprano

St. Margaret's Church, Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4BW

Anna won a place to study the flute with Judith Pearce, aged 16, and following this, studied music at Kingston University but her love of singing…

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Music @ St Margaret’s - The Tootie Flooties Recorder Consort

St. Margaret's Church, Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4BW

The Tootie Flooties are a trio of recorder-playing friends who have sorely missed being able to get together to play since their first recital at…

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Music @ St Peter’s & St John’s - The Arcani Trio

St Peter's & St John's Church, Rectory Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0ED

Mal Bandur (Violin), Maria Long (tenor recorder) and John Overton (harpsichord).

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Music @ The Grit - Buffalo Bill Comes to Lowestoft - The John Ward Trio with Andy Jennings

The Grit Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1EQ

Performed by The John Ward Trio and narrated by Andy Jennings, this is a presentation, with excerpts of songs and narration, from a full-length…

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North Lowestoft United Reformed Church

London Road North, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HB

North Lowestoft URC began life as a congregational chapel, but it was built to replace a 1695 Presbyterian Church further up the High Street. The…

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Old Chemist

59 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1JA

A pharmacy/ Chemist since 1859, which is now a retail shop. We know every colour the building has been painted in since 1859 - can you guess them?

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Ormiston Denes Academy

Ormiston Denes Academy, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4AH

Ormiston Denes Academy is the most easterly secondary school in the United Kingdom, located in the historic parish of St Margaret’s. The…

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Our Lady Star of the Sea

The Presbytery, 19 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1NL

Modern Catholic life began in Lowestoft in 1867 with a Jesuit Mission, the Parish being established in 1881. Masses were initially celebrated in a…

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Paul Dash -  ‘Masquerade’ Exhibition and Artist Reception

303 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DX

Dash was associated with the Caribbean Artists Movement in the 1960s. Recently, he exhibited in the hugely successful exhibition 'Life Between…

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Players Theatre

The Lowestoft Players Ltd, Players Theatre, Battery Green Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DL

Built in 1899 as The Bethel, a fishermen’s mission; used as a naval base during WWII, then a chapel and now Britain’s Most Easterly…

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Protecting Lowestoft from future flooding - an exhibition

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

During the December 2013 tidal surge over 160 homes and businesses in Lowestoft were flooded. In addition to this road and rail networks were…

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Pugs in Space: Recreating Lowestoft’s museum’s porcelain pugs in a digital format.

Lowestoft Museum, Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR339JR

This pair of extremely rare Lowestoft porcelain pugs were recently acquired by Lowestoft Museum and are available to see in the Lowestoft…

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Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum

Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum, Europa Room, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XG

The museum is in the original buildings built by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of WWII, which was the headquarters of the Royal Naval Patrol…

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Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club

Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club, Royal Plain, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AQ

A rare opportunity to see inside the private club with its proud history.

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Sail, Steam & Diesel - an Exhibition

Parcels Office, Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG

Housed in the historic Parcels Office, the exhibition will feature photos of fishing vessels converted from sail to motor and steam to motor,…

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Samphire @ St Mark’s

St. Marks Church, Bridge Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 9JX

Samphire is an all female classical vocal ensemble of seven voices. We present a programme of music interweaving the wonders of nature with the…

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Scores Exhibition at The Lowestoft Heritage Workshop Centre

Heritage Workshop Centre, Old Schoolhouse, Wilde`s Score, 80a High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XN

The Scores are a particular feature of Lowestoft, being important thoroughfares linking the town to the beach village for hundreds of years. We…

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Somerleyton Railway Swing Bridge Tour

Somerleyton Railway Station, Station Road, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QN

The bridge has carried the railway across the River Waveney for over 100 years and still opens to allow river traffic to pass several times per…

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St Bartholomew’s Church, Corton

Church Lane, Church Lane, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5HX

It stands somewhere between 80 and 90 feet high and was once used as a navigation marker for ships heading to either Lowestoft or Great Yarmouth,…

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St John Ambulance - Lowestoft Heritage Centre

St. John Ambulance, Oxford Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1TW

St John Ambulance will be opening its Lowestoft Training Centre to the public. Visitors will have the chance to see the unique heritage room which…

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St Margaret’s Church

Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4BW

The spire is surmounted by a gilded weather-cock, once the highest point in Lowestoft (now surpassed only by the sails of Gulliver, the giant…

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St Michael’s Church, Oulton

Church Lane, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5JN

St Michael's has 6 bells in its tower that ring out across Oulton and its marshes. A brass celebrating Sir John Fastolf and his wife Katherine…

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St Nicholas’s Church

St. Nicholas Church, Morton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JQ

On May 8th, 1902, just a month before Star of the Sea opened for business, the foundation stone was laid here for what was to be the South Cliff…

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St Peter & St John’s Church, Kirkley

St Peter's Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0ED

Sunday 18th September 4pm: Choral Evensong sung by a Choir from the local Deanery Churches, directed by Alan Zipfel with John Overton…

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The Baker by the Sea - Meet Paula White

The Grit Centre for the Arts and Heritage, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1EQ

In this village by the sea, a young boy notes the roles that each person in town plays. Everyone is busy: the blacksmith, the boatbuilder, the…

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The Battle of the Magnetic Mine in WWII

Lord Kitchener's Holiday Centre, 10 Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0BY

Most people think of anti-shipping mines as those large buoyant spherical metal objects with horns, packed with explosives and triggered by…

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The Big Heritage Quiz Night

The Grit Centre for the Arts & Heritage, Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PE

A specially put-together evening of local heritage questions, serious and light-hearted, designed to stretch your heritage muscles! Come and relax…

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The Kirkley Centre - A History Window Display

The Kirkley Centre, 154 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AZ

Although the previous building closed for good in 1990 and was later demolished to build The Kirkley Centre, the building's use of seawater baths,…

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The Life & Times of George William Colby - a conversation with Peter Colby

The Grit Centre for the Arts & Heritage, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1EQ

Accompanied by personal photos and memorabilia, this is a very personal and often humorous account of George William Colby, skipper of 3 boats…

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The Lowestoft Gansey Project

Dip Farm, Corton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4PR

Also on display will be knitting needles, sheathes and belts, plus various patterns, including the original Excelsior Hat. A collection of…

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The Music Scene of 1960s Lowestoft - talk by Richard Mundy at The Grit - Old Court

'The Grit' - Old Magistrates Courts, Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft , Suffolk, NR32 1PE

'The Music Scene of 1960's Lowestoft - Part one 1960 to 1964' by Richard Mundy. Richard, The chairman of The Lowestoft Archaeological and Local…

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The Occasional Ceilidh Band

Oddfellows Green, Nightingale Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7AU

Be prepared to strut your stuff with East Norfolk's finest ceilidh band! ​

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The Prunier Herring Trophy - A Celebration of Men, Ships & Fish

Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JH

During the years 1936 and 1966 at the time of the Autumnal Herring Season (October to November) a much sought after prize was the Prunier Herring…

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Victorian Seawater baths tour and talk - with Richard Toombs & Ivan Bunn

Well Well Well, 8 Waterloo Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AA

In the 1870s ‘Hot and Cold Seawater (Slipper) Baths’ were constructed over a natural seawater well in Wellington Rd, Kirkley (now Waterloo…

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Virtual Town Hall

Lowestoft, Suffolk

Highlights will include displays about the history of the Town Hall site and local industries, links to local heritage attractions, and learn more…

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Waveney Folk Club @ The Seagull Theatre

Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JH

Come and hear HODs favourites, the Waveney Folk Club in the comfortable surroundings of the Seagull Theatre.

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Well Well Well - The Bathhouse

Regent House, 8 Waterloo Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0AA

A chance to view the Victorian sea water well, which fed the bath complex that was built around it.

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‘Your Lowestoft Stories’- Share your memories of the Town Hall and local industries

Lowestoft, Suffolk

The 'Your Lowestoft Stories/Memories ' boat/tricycle will be appearing on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September at Compass Park, High Street…

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“The History of the Lowestoft Town Hall Site - c. 1300 onwards” by David Butcher

Lowestoft Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 9SA

This talk will look at the relocation of the Lowestoft township from an earlier inland site and focus particularly on the present-day Town Hall…

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Heritage Open Day

Southwold Railway Trust, Blyth Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6AZ

Railway themed site with track gauges of 3 feet and 7¼ inches. Train rides on the miniature railway, cafe, shop and workshop containing replica…

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A History of Making at Mill Tye

Mill Tye Gallery & Arts Centre, 3 Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0GW

View our 'Mill Tye through the ages' presentation and take away a free information booklet on the history of the building. The gallery Director,…

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A Pub Crawl Through Time

Gainsborough's Statue, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA

How many great ideas, hapless inventions and hare-brained schemes were born in the pub? With over thirty years experience as an Innkeeper and…

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Clare Ancient House Museum

26 High Street, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NY

Discover the Clare Ancient House Museum this Heritage Open Days. The Museum links closely with Clare Castle in the recently re-invigorated Country…

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Clare Town Tour

The Visitor Centre, Malting Lane, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NW

This circular tour starts and finishes at the Visitor Centre in Clare Castle Country Park. The Park incorporates the ruins of Clare Castle, the…

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Corn Exchange creations!

Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EN

All are welcome to come and get creative at Sudbury Library - be inspired by Sudbury's magnificant Corn Exchange building inside and out. There…

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Explore Sudbury’s Former United Reformed Church

The Hive at The URC, School Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2HA

Tours of the building include a little organ music from expert organist Roger Green! The interior of the building boasts somewhat eccentric…

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Free Guided Tours - Sudbury: An Industrious Town

Market Hill (by the Gainsborough Statue), Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA

Sudbury’s historic streets are steeped in our industrial heritage. Architectural clues and monuments from wool, cloth, silk, brick, brewing…

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Free Guided Tours: Legends & Literature of Sudbury

Market Hill (by the Gainsborough Statue), Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA

Join us for this 'Legends & Literature' tour, led by blue badge guide, Claire Partner, who will bring the streets of Sudbury to life with tales of…

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Free Guided Tours: Strolling in Gainsborough’s Footsteps

Market Hill (by the Gainsborough Statue), Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA

Led by a blue badge guide, this tour follows in Gainsborough's footsteps to discover the Sudbury that the great painter would have known in the…

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Gainsborough’s House Open Days

Gainsboroughs House, 46-47 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Open Days are from Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th September 10.00am-5.00pm you will be able to see the newly restored and refurbished Historic House…

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Green Sundays - A Celebration of Sustainability in Sudbury | Eco Industries Special

Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA

Alongside a range of stalls and demonstrations, join us for free hands on crafty activities that will help us make strides for sustainability.…

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Guided Tour: The Sudbury Common Lands and the Riverside

The Mill Hotel, Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BD

Join us on a guided tour of Sudbury's ancient Common Lands, their past and present function as grazing pasture and their important status as a…

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Hard Hat Tours of St. Peter’s Sudbury

St Peter's Cultural Venue, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL

This is a unique opportunity to see the re-development project as it evolves with expert guides from the Churches Conservation Trust and the…

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Little Hall, Lavenham

Little Hall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

Picture the austerity of the house 600 years ago and contrast the starkness of the Middle Ages with the beautiful furnishings and artefacts in the…

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Made in Sudbury: A showcase of Sudbury’s Proud Industrial Heritage

Sudbury Town Hall & Heritage Centre, Old Market Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL

Join us for this special Heritage Open Days event celebrating Sudbury's rich industrial heritage. Meet the Mayor of Sudbury, local historians,…

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Sudbury Heritage Detective Quiz!

Sudbury Heritage Centre, Gaol Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL

Explore the town's fascinating history on this free family quiz. Pick up your Heritage Detective pack at Sudbury Tourist Information Centre and…

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Visit Sudbury’s Masonic Hall and Historic Temple

Masonic Hall, North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1NA

The Masonic Hall in Sudbury is somewhat 'architectural marmite' - some love it, some hate it! No matter your thought on the facade, don't miss…

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Waterwheels and Mummified Cats at The Mill

The Mill Hotel, Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1BD

A grade-II listed converted watermill. The mill recorded in the town at Domesday may have occupied the same site, and a timber-framed structure is…

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Weaving the Streets of Sudbury: Wool to Silk

Market Hill (by the Gainsborough Statue), Old Market Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EA

Join our expert Blue Badge as we weave our way around Sudbury's historic streets that are steeped in silk and wool weaving heritage. Architectural…

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Bawdsey Radar Museum

Bawdsey Radar Trust, Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3BA

Trace the scientific development of radar and its pivotal role in providing "the eyes of the few", the RAF fighter pilots that won the Battle of…

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Quirky Local History of Woodbridge

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Woodbridge, Suffolk, although a small town on the banks of the Deben River, has been through history a town of innovation and quirky happenings, A…

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Woodbridge Quay Church

Woodbridge Quay Church, Quay Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BX

The building was extended in 2013 and the sanctuary interior re-decorated, however memorials and original decorative iron work is still in place.…

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