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A day of discovery in a lovely place

Foster Hill Road Cemetery, Foster Hill Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7TD

The cemetery is lovely place with marvellous trees and acres of grass to explore. On Sunday afternoon there will be guided walks lasting about 1…

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An interesting place to find out about the past

The Gatehouse, Foster Hill Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7TD

Foster Hill Road Cemetery is a 'closed' Grade II listed Victorian cemetery. SATURDAY: During this time the Registers detailing all burials in…

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Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, Station Road, Ridgmont, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0XP

We tell the story of the Marston Vale railway line engineered by Robert Stephenson and opened in 1846. It was the first railway line to reach…

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Biggleswade Mrket Stall Display

The Market Square, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8AS

There will be a display of Local Biggleswade events to display the subject of 'People Power '. Members will be available during the day to…

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Queen Anne’s Summerhouse

The Warren, Shuttleworth Estate, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EB

This satisfyingly foursquare folly has a date stone of 1878 and the clasped gauntlet of the Shuttleworth family – but its exceptionally fine…

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The Swiss Garden and The House at Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

The Swiss Garden is pleased to offer free admission and timed tours, including the Shuttleworth House, on Wednesday 18th September as part of the…

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A Closer Look At Straw Work - Wardown House Museum and Gallery

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7HA

We invite you to come and take a look at our superb straw work collection - comprising straw marquetry, plaited baskets, dolls and more. Due to…

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Luton Hoo Estate Walled Garden

Headgardeners House, Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ

In 2000 a project began to research the history of the Walled Garden and its importance in Victorian and Edwardian society. This marked the…

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St Mary’s Parish Church, Luton

Church Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JF

The present church building mainly dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries, though elements of the original building, built on the site in 1122…

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Up On The Roof and In The Stores - Wardown House, Museum and Gallery.

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7HA

Customers are invited to come and enjoy the view from the roof of Wardown House. Discover the wonderful chimneys and historic WW1 graffiti in an…

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Ailesbury Mausoleum and Crypt

Church Road, Maulden, Bedfordshire, MK45 2AU

The Mausoleum was built by Thomas Bruce, the first Earl of Elgin in 1656 as a memorial to his second wife, Diana, Countess of Oxford. The crypt…

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Stotfold Watermill and Nature Reserve

Mill Lane, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, SG5 4NU

Run entirely by volunteers the watermill covers three floors and is in operation, water level allowing, at set times during opening hours.…

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Buckden Towers

Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5TA

The Friends of Buckden Towers will give tours (small charge) around the grounds and the Knot Garden will be open to the public. There will also be…

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A History of Housing in Cambridge

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT

This illustrated talk gives an overview of the domestic architecture of Cambridge from the few surviving medieval examples through Tudor and…

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All Saints’ Open Day: discover an arts and crafts gem

All Saints' Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BP

Come and explore a wonderful survival of Victorian art and architecture, full of colour and pattern. Immerse yourself in this elaborately…

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An Hour in the Life of a Scientist

Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1LR

Discover your inner scientist by joining the people who work at the Sainsbury Laboratory for a hands-on tour of the modern facilities they use to…

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Anglesey Abbey, National Trust

National Trust, Anglesey Abbey, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ

A Jacobean-style house with gardens, working watermill and Hoe Fen Discovery Area natural play: Anglesey Abbey is a delight all year round. With…

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Archetypes

Great St. Marys Church, St. Marys Passage, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3PQ

The exhibition and talk explore five universal themes found in almost every culture and society: Revelation: The book that reads you Belief: The…

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ART AT EDDINGTON: WALKING TOUR AND TALK

Storeys Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AA

A walking tour of Eddington visiting the major art installations – Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, the Pixel Wall, Fata Morgana Teahouse…

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Artscape: The Juxtaposition of Art, Architecture and Landscape at Murray Edwards College

Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0DF

The Grade II* surroundings of Murray Edwards College (Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, 1960) are home to award winning gardens, an internationally…

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ARTSCAPERS EXHIBITION

Storeys Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AA

Since 2016 the ArtScapers programme has been connecting with young children, families, educators and neighbours living in and around Eddington.…

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Behind the Scenes at the ADC Theatre

ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8AS

Come and explore the backstage areas of England's Oldest University Playhouse! Plays have been presented on the ADC Theatre site since 1855, when…

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BISHOP SELWYN AS DRAUGHTSMAN: IMAGES OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY NEW ZEALAND AND MELANESIA

Selwyn College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DQ

This exhibition will focus on Bishop George Augustus Selwyn’s illustrations in his letters, journals and field notebook, part of the Selwyn…

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BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! WHAT YOU DO WITH EIGHT MILLION OF THEM

Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DR

You will go behind the scenes to where the Victorian and Edwardian collections are kept in the Tower, and into our closed rolling stacks housing…

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BOTHERS SOME PEOPLE

Haddon Library, Haddon Library, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3DZ

Do you live in a house that's numbered 11a so it won't be number 13? Come and browse a small exhibition of books in the Haddon Library about…

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BULLS, PORCUPINES AND OTHER ANIMALS

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3HU

On display will be a thirteenth-century French Bestiary and early woodcuts and engravings of animals. Also featured will be Tipperary Tim, the…

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Burwell Museum and Windmill

Burwell Museums, Mill Close, Burwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HL

Set among beautifully preserved historic farming buildings, Burwell Museum tells the story of a bustling fen-edge village. Alongside the…

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Cambridge Buddhist Centre Open Day

The Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 38 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8DT

A day of free tasters, talks and tours. Try meditation and mindfulness-based-stress-reduction. Attend talks on ethics for our age: communicating…

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Cambridge Fire Station Open Day

Cambridge Community Fire & Rescue Station, Parkside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JF

The Cambridge Fire Station will be open for members of the public to come and visit to find out what life is like in a fire station, what the…

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Cambridge Mosque Open Day

Mosque, 1A Mawson Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DZ

Abu Bakr Mosque in Cambridge welcome all to its open days Friday 14 - Saturday 15 September as part of Open Cambridge. Please come and see how…

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Cambridge Spies

Meeting point will be emailed upon booking, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN

Join Cambridge Green Badge Guides on a walking tour of the Colleges associated with Cambridge’s contribution to the world of espionage.

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Cambridgeshire County Council: Archaeology Inside A Cold War Bunker

Castle Court Building (to the rear of Octagon Building), Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AP

Hosted by the Council's Historic Environment Team, the nuclear bunker has been converted to store significant items from its archaeological…

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Cambridge’s Commons: The Original Green Belt

Meet outside the University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RU

Join Green Badge guide Gerald Smith to explore Cambridge’s original ‘Green Belt’ during a gentle 10km cycle ride. What exactly is a common…

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CAMBRIDGE’S FIRST ENERGY CENTRE AND DISTRICT HEATING NETWORK

Energy Centre, Burkitt Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1TZ

Imagine your home without a boiler. The homes in Eddington do not have individual boilers but instead have a link to the energy centre via a…

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COMMUNITY, CLASSES AND KIDS EVENTS AT THE STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE

Storeys Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AA

Drop in to the award-winning centre to meet some of the groups who run groups and events there. Find out more and sign up for classes from yoga…

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DISCOVER MADINGLEY HALL

University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8AQ

With a history dating back to Tudor times, the building and its surrounding estate are full of hidden treasures. As you make your way around the…

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DISCOVER THE DAVID ATTENBOROUGH BUILDING

The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3QZ

This guided tour explores the David Attenborough Building, which houses the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), collaboration between the…

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DISCOVERY TALK: FISH INSIDE OUT

Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3EJ

Join Museum researcher Dr Kate Criswell as she explores fish anatomy using CT scans of some of the specimens in the Museum’s fish collection.

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ECOLOGY AT EDDINGTON

Market Square, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1SE

There is limited paid-for on-street parking for visitors at Eddington. Pay and display charges apply to these spaces (excluding disabled spaces…

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EXHIBITION TOUR: EVOLUTION AS INSPIRATION

Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3EJ

Showcasing artworks by Jonathan Kingdon, who seeks to explore how and why incredible structures, shapes and patterns, both in the inner workings…

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GOTHIC REVIVAL AND DECORATIVE ARTS: JESUS COLLEGE AND ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Meet outside All Saints Church, 46 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BW

The colleges and churches in Cambridge are living history, exhibiting work worthy of any art museum. Come and hear about the historical links…

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GOTHIC REVIVAL AND DECORATIVE ARTS: PETERHOUSE AND QUEENS’ COLLEGE

Meet outside Little St. Marys Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1QG

Focusing on the work of nationally acclaimed designers, artists and artisans who restored these buildings in the 19th century, including George…

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Guided Tours of Eddington

Market Square, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AA

Discover the contemporary architecture and innovative infrastructure helping residents lead more sustainable lives.

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Heritage Tour of Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DR

This whistle-stop tour takes in our grand reading room, before going behind-the-scenes into some of our secure closed stacks and the conservation…

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Hidden Treasures at Cambridge Central Library

Cambridgeshire County Council, Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3QD

Discover hidden treasures in the Cambridgeshire Collection; watch the book sorter in action and find out what the library in Lion Yard has to offer.

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Historic Cambridge

Meet at Central Cambridge location - Venue will be emailed on booking, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN

It is a history packed with famous names and great achievements, plus a few infamous names and student pranks. Join Cambridge Blue and Green Badge…

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HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF GREAT ST MARY’S

Great St. Marys Church, St. Marys Passage, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3PQ

Explore the remarkable history and heritage of Great St Mary’s, the first home of the University from 1209 and the significant part played in…

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HISTORY OF MARSHALLS AND TOUR OF AIRCRAFT HANGARS

Marshall of Cambridge Ltd, The Airport, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8RY

This will almost certainly tell you all the things you never knew about the amazing history of Marshalls. A story that mirrors the history of…

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HISTORY OF SPORT IN CAMBRIDGE: CRADLE OF A LEISURE REVOLUTION

Fenner’s Cricket Ground, Mortimer Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2EL

‘Cambridge is the (modern-day) birthplace of the laws of football’ according to FIFA ( - the international governing body of football). This,…

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HORTICULTURE AT A MEMORIAL SITE

Cambridge American Cemetery, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7PH

The 30 acres of ground that make up Cambridge American Cemetery includes fine lawns, formal and informal planting, ancient woodland - and over…

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How green is our churchyard? Plus Extinction Rebellion

St Peter's Church, High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9JG

This year Horningsea church wants to concentrate on exploring the wildlife in the churchyard - sometimes called "God's Acre". We invite you to…

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IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES

Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3RH

Co-hosted with the Whipple Library, play with our museum handling objects and enjoy quirky Victorian children’s books from our special collections.

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Ivor’s Vision: St John the Baptist, Papworth St Agnes

St John the Baptist Church, Papworth Saint Agnes, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3QZ

The church of St John the Baptist stands on a medieval site but is substantially a 19th century rebuild, the tower dating from 1848 and the…

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Landbeach Tithe Barn

Tithe Barn, Opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9FA

See this unique timber frame Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for yourself. Tithe Barns are increasingly rare in the UK and this is the…

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Lawrence Room Museum

Girton College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0JG

The collection holds artefacts from Egypt, China, the Mediterranean, and from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery first excavated on the Girton College site…

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Literary Cambridge

Central Cambridge location - Venue will be emailed on booking, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN

Join Cambridge Green Badge Guide, Peter Hains, on a walking tour discussing novelists, poets and playwrights connected with the city, and hear…

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MADINGLEY HALL: DISCOVER THE MEDICINAL GARDEN

University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8AQ

Discover cures, curiosities, tastes and essences and learn fascinating facts about herbs and medicinal plants with professional herbalists and the…

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MARLOWE AND MODERN POETRY AT TWILIGHT

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RH

Pairing medieval and renaissance poetry with new compositions, this special evening opening of the Parker Library will feature a display of the…

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Marshall Library of Economics Open Day

The Marshall Library of Economics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DB

There will be tours on the hour and a chance to view some of our Rare Books, many of which were once owned by Alfred Marshall, the founding father…

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MILL ROAD HISTORY SOCIETY WALK: BEYOND REALITY CHECKPOINT

Meet at Mortimer Road exit from Donkey Common , Mortimer Road , Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2EL

This tour will focus on the Victorian legacy and later history of this part of Mill Road, and will introduce you to some of the stories of the…

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MILL ROAD HISTORY SOCIETY WALK: DISCOVER MILL ROAD CEMETERY

Meet at the entrance to the cemetery adjacent to Wood Green Charity Shop, Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2AW

Mill Road is the road where the university and town authorities put everything they didn’t want to think about, like the workhouse,the cemetery,…

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MILL ROAD HISTORY SOCIETY WALK: DISCOVER ROMSEY

Meet outside 109 Burnside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3PA

Mill Road is where the university and town authorities put everything they didn’t want to think about, like the workhouse,the cemetery, the…

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MUSEUM OF CAMBRIDGE OPEN DAYS

Museum of Cambridge, 2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AQ

The Museum of Cambridge would like to welcome all members of the community to visit for FREE on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September. The…

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Open Observatory

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0HA

View the engineering marvel of the great Northumberland Telescope (1838) and the fascinating technology of the Thorrowgood Telescope (1864). The…

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PEDAL POWER AT EDDINGTON

Market Square, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1SE

There is limited paid-for on-street parking for visitors at Eddington. Pay and display charges apply to these spaces (excluding disabled spaces…

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QUAKER MEETING AT JESUS LANE FRIENDS MEETING

Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BA

Quakers first held meetings in Jesus Lane in the 1650s. Parts of the present Meeting House date from 1777 and there have been additions and…

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REFORMATION, HERESY AND REVIVAL

Central Cambridge location - Venue will be emailed on booking, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN

Join Cambridge Green Badge guide, Leigh Watson, on a tour of sites around the city that have been the scene of key events in the history of the…

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Self-Guided Tour of Eddington

Info point at Market Square, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1SE

This introduction includes descriptions of the architectural and design features which showcase the quality of the development and the…

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SELWYN COLLEGE GARDENS TOUR

Selwyn College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DQ

Established in the Victorian period, the beautiful College gardens have been developed into a landscape of extensive lawns, mature trees, richly…

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SHOWTIME AT THE STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE

Storeys Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AA

Learn about the behind the scenes elements that help to put on a concert or performance and try your hand at the lighting rig.

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SMALL LIBRARY, BIG STATE: ALASKA COLLECTIONS IN THE SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIBRARY

Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1ER

Items on display will include books on wildlife in the USA's most sparsely populated state, the Alaskan pipeline, permafrost, Inuit art and…

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STORIES OF THE AMERICANS IN BRITAIN DURING WORLD WAR II

Cambridge American Cemetery, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7PH

Cambridge American Cemetery was built by local craftsmen as a permanent resting place for nearly 4,000 young Americans. A further 5,000 names are…

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THE COMPLETE CAMBRIDGE TOUR: PUNTING AND WALKING

Scudamore's Mill Lane punting station, Granta Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RS

Scudamore's Punting Cambridge first introduced pleasure punting to the city in the early 20th century. Remaining true to Jack Scudamore's original…

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The Manuscripts and Rare Books of the Parker Library: collecting and preserving the medieval past

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RH

Not only will many of the most spectacular manuscripts from the Parker's collection be on exhibition, but the Conservation Consortium will be…

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THE ROCK STORE TOUR

Sedgwick Museum Conservation Unit, Brighton Building, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0EZ

Taking shape on Madingley Road is an exciting new research resource for earth scientists. Eventually it will house more than half a million rocks,…

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THE ROUND CHURCH OPEN DAY

Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1UB

The 12th century Round Church, modelled on the 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, has stood as a witness to the Christian…

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THE SAINT AND THE SEAFARERS: THE VIKINGS IN CAMBRIDGE

St. Clement Church, Bridge Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1UF

This short walk starts by re-introducing people to St Clement’s church, once the hub of a community and now re-establishing itself both as a…

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THE UNDERGROUND WASTE SYSTEM AT EDDINGTON

Market Square, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1SE

This communal underground waste and recycling system eliminates the need for residents to put out individual bins.

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THE WOMEN WHO MADE MODERN CAMBRIDGE

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT

Local historian Antony Carpen will be telling the story of the women who made modern Cambridge, without whom our city would not be what it is today.

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THE YOUNG CHARLES DARWIN IN CAMBRIDGE

Central Cambridge location - Venue will be emailed on booking, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN

Join Cambridge Green Badge Guide Murray Jacobs on this walking tour to discover why he came where he lived and what he did here. And hear about…

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TOUR OF AMEY WASTE MANGAGEMENT PARK

Education Centre, Amey Waste Management Park, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PQ

Amey Waste Managemant Park takes all the waste from the five district councils in Cambridgeshire. On the tour of the site you will be able to see…

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TOUR OF ROBINSON COLLEGE GARDENS

Robinson College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9AN

The tour takes you around the gardens, which are a combination of several original gardens. The largest is the central one of Thorneycreek House,…

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Tower Open

High Street, Burwell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HB

Visitors will be able to see how the mechanism of the church clock and the church bells and stewards will give explanations of how they work. If…

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Treasures of Queens’ College Old Library

Queens College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9ET

Dating from 1448, the Old Library is the original College library. Its 20,000 volumes include medieval manuscripts, incunabula, books with…

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Treasures of St John’s Old Library

St John's College,, St John's Street,, CB2 1TP, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TP

St John's Old Library was built in 1624 and houses a collection of over 30,000 early printed books as well as many medieval and early manuscripts,…

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TSZWAI SO: EMOTIONAL ARCHITECTURE - TRANSFORMING RESPONSES TO SPACE

Wolfson College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9BB

The exhibition of the work of this young architect highlights his responses, in his buildings and the spaces he creates, to the attachments of…

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Tudor Cambridge

St John's College Great Gate, Trinity Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TP

This walking tour looks not only how the fabric of Cambridge changed during the reign of the Tudors, but also explores the human dimension. Who…

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UNDERGROUND SECRETS OF THE STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE

Storeys Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AA

A ‘Follow the Air’ tour. This tour visits the labyrinth under the venue and we will follow the route that the air takes through the building.…

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WALKING TOURS OF THE CAMBRIDGE BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS

The Green and the Gardens - Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 0AY

This tour will take you round the site and into some of the buildings where academia, industry, research and health collaborate. The Cambridge…

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WOLFSON COLLEGE GARDENS TOUR

Wolfson College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9BB

Join the head gardener for a tour around our garden 'rooms', which feature a fantastic range of mature trees, colourful perennial borders,…

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Women in Cambridge

Central Cambridge location - Venue will be emailed on booking, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN

From early College founders, through Queens and townswomen, to the 19th-century pioneers who founded the first women’s Colleges, and their…

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Chatteris High Street: Then and Now (Picture Trail)

Chatteris High Street & Market Hill, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6BA

This is a great opportunity to compare historical photographs of Chatteris with the present-day buildings in-situ. Take a stroll along the High…

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Chatteris Museum: Replica of Chatteris Railway Station

Chatteris Museum, 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6JA

Come along to the museum to find out all about Chatteris. There are activity sheets for families, there will be a replica of Chatteris railway…

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Northfield Windmill, Soham

Mill Farm, 12 The Shade, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5DE

- Discover Northfield Windmill's relationship with the local landscape and how it came to be on the site - Climb the smock tower - what can you…

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Silver Street Cottages

7 & 9 Silver Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4JF

Guided tour of two cottages featuring 14th and 16th Century wall paintings and vaulted ceiling.

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Discover Ramsey’s Water Heritage

Ramsey Library, 25 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1HG

Find out about Ramsey's fascinating water heritage by coming on this one and a half hour coach trip. There will be commentary for the whole time…

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Sawtry Heritage Open Days - Lock Up

The Old Lock up, The Green, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

The Lock Up was formally handed over to the Parish Council in 1901 by the Superintendent of Police. It is a Grade 2 Listed Building. There are…

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Sawtry Heritage Open Days - The Old School

The Old School, Green End Road, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5UX

The Old School built in 1876 as a Council School for all ages. From 1963, only Junior and Infants attended until it closed in 1982. It…

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St Johns The Baptist Church - Papworth St Agnes

St Johns Church, Papworth St Agnes, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3QU

Craft stalls will consist of silver jewelry, wool items & christmas gifts. Refreshments will be made by the residents. The history of the church…

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“Back of the Shop” 7 Westgate, Peterborough city centre

J W D'Arcy, Jewellers, 7 Westgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1PX

The building dates from around 1799 and has served as a shop since 1855. Visitors will be able to see behind the scenes of this city centre shop…

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A visit to Thorney

Thorney Abbey, Abbey Place, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 0QA

Thorney was the site of a major Benedictine Abbey, of which only a small relic can now be seen, until being dissolved by Henry VIII. The Russell…

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A walk in the Fen on the edge of the “island” of Thorney

Thorney Abbey, Abbey Place, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 0QA

This walk is level but much is on unmade paths. This lets us get into the heart of the countryside, looking at the fields and the "Thorney…

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All Saints Parish Church

Park Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2UL

Built in 1886 by the renowned Victorian architect, Temple Moore, with various fittings also designed by the architect.

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Almoners Hall

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

Almoner’s Hall is a 15th century Grade 1 listed building in the grounds of the Cathedral on the east side of the Precincts. It was from this…

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Alwalton Church - St Andrew’s

St Andrew's Church, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UU

Explore this medieval church in the quiet village of Alwalton. Earliest parts date from 1170. Tower built in 13th century. Extensive…

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ArcHaus

Harris Mc Cormack Architects Ltd, Peterborough Road, Wansford, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6JN

There will be an outline of the history of the building and explanation of recent development. Past images of the building will be on display.…

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Bharat Hindu Samaj

Bharat Hindu Samaj, Hindu Community Centre Unit 6, New England Complex, Rock Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 3BU

You will also have the opportunity to witness the Aarti (a daily ritual) from 9.45am - 10.15am and have a guided tour. Refreshments provided.

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Cambridgeshire Chattels

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7AA

Cambridgeshire Chattels Peterborough Cambridgeshire

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Castor Church - St Kyneburgha

St Kyneburgha's Church, Church Walk, Castor, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE5 7AX

Dates from 1124. Magnificent Norman tower (guided tours). 12 winged angels in the roof. Guides on hand to provide history.

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Cathedral Library

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

Tucked away above the Cathedral’s 14th century porch is a remarkable library which houses some of the books and periodicals donated to the…

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Coates Mill

168 Coates Road, Coates, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 2BE

Following its closure in 1926 the mill regrettably fell into a semi ruinous state until the current owner took on the challenge of its…

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Customs House - Sea Cadets HQ

The Customs House, Bridge Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1EG

The Custom House is a 3 storey building built of limestone rubble with quoins and a Collyweston slate roof and built around 1721 -26. It stands at…

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Dr Fenwick Skrimshire’s House

Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6AB

Dr Fenwick Skrimshire was Peterborough's first hospital doctor. He was physician to the poet John Clare and escorted Clare to the Lunatic Asylum…

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Faizan E Madina Mosque

175 Gladstone Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2BN

Observe Salah (prayers) taking place. Listen to the Adhan (call to prayer). Tour of all facilities, library, free literature and exhibition of…

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Gurdwara Baba Budha Sahib Ji (Sikh place of worship)

Gurdwara Baba Budha Sahib Ji , 23 Royce Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5YB

Visitors will be shown around the building, converse about the Sikh faith, see how worship takes place and partake in light refreshments.

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Infirmary and Table Hall Tour

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

Discover the remains of the Abbey’s Hospital, including a rare chance to go inside the 15th century Table Hall.

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Ivor’s Vision: St Andrew’s, Wood Walton

Wood Walton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5YU

St Andrew's church is on the move. It's been moving for over a century. This church poses one of the most acute of all the conservation challenges…

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Key Theatre Behind the Scenes

Embankment Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1EF

The Key Theatre, built in 1973, is situated on the embankment, next to the River Nene. The theatre aims to provide entertainment, enlightenment…

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King’s Lodgings

Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

Visit the remains of Peterborough’s medieval prison, the royal apartments and the room above the Cathedral gateway.

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London Brick History

St. John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XB

With an exhibition in the city centre's historic John the Baptist Church. Refreshments.

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Marholm Church - St Mary the Virgin

Marholm Church, Castor Road, Marholm, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7JA

Founded in 1140; the squat tower dates from 1180. The octagonal font is 14th century. Following a serious fire in 1534 Sir William Fitzwilliam…

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Mayor’s Parlour and Peterborough Council Chamber Tour

Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1HG

Learn about the history of the Town Hall and its historic rooms and have the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Peterborough.

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Norman Cross Napoleonic Prison Depot

Norman Cross Art Gallery, Norman House, Norman Cross, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3TB

Norman Cross Prison was a Napoleonic War Prison in use from 1797 until 1814, and could house up to 7,000 French prisoners of war. It was the first…

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Open Day at Church of St John the Baptist Achurch, PE8 5SL

St John the Baptist Church, Achurch, Nr Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 5SL

The church of St John the Baptist stands on the Nene Way, a short distance from the village of Achurch and probably on the site of an earlier,…

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Peterborough Archives Service

Peterborough Archive Service, Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1RX

Visitors will also be shown and learn about some of the Archive's prized documents in an informal presentation in the search room.

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Peterborough City Centre Blue Plaques Trail

Cathedral Visitor Information Centre, Cathedral Precincts, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

The Blue Plaques were researched and funded by Peterborough Civic Society. The tour will be led by a membe of the Society and a renowned expert.

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Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility

Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility , Fourth Drove, Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5UR

The team at Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility, will be opening its doors to members of the public in September to explore the state-of-the-art…

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Prebendal Manor

The Prebendal Manor, Church Street, Nassington, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6QG

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Railworld Wildlife Haven

Railworld, Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9NR

Enjoy a two-hour guided tour with tea/coffee/biscuits by volunteer & trustee Brian Pearce MBE. Brian has been a volunteer on the project since…

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St Andrew’s Church, Northborough

Church Street, Northborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 9BN

A Medieval Church dating back to the 12th century, the west wall possibly earlier. It has connections to the Cromwell and Claypole Families and…

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St Botolph’s Church, Longthorpe, Peterborough

St Botolph’s Church, Longthorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6LU

Visitors can learn about the church’s history by watching a Powerpoint presentation without commentary which will run throughout the day, by…

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St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough

St John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XB

See an exhibition of the church and its surrounds from the late 19th century to the present day. Refreshments available on the Saturday.

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St Margaret’s Church Fletton

Fletton Avenue, Fletton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 8DE

This is a chance to see inside St. Margarets church and look at the Saxon Stones. There will be members of the congregation on hand to guide you…

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St Pegas Church and medieval wallpaintings

St Pegas Church, Chestnut Close, Peakirk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7NW

The most striking feature of St Pegas Church is its extensive 14th century wallpaintings, including a passion sequence and a St Christopher, as…

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Stibbington Parish Church - St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Stibbington, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6LP

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Thomas Deacon Academy

Thomas Deacon Academy, Queens Gardens, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2UW

Tours of building and grounds run on an ad hoc basis. Information display by Thomas Deacon Foundation.

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Thorney Dreams - a craftivist event

Thorney Heritage Museum, Station Road, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 0QE

The community in Thorney is invited to come to the Museum to help with the production of a permanent artwork showing what we dream of for the…

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Thorpe Hall Manor

Thorpe Hall (Hospice), Thorpe Hall Hospice, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6LW

Until recently this magnificent house accommodated a Sue Ryder Hospice which has now transferred to the excellent purpose-built premises adjacent.…

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Upton Church - St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist Church, Church Walk, Upton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7BD

17th century pulpit, alter and alter rails. Contains some very fine monuments. Part of the Castor Benefice.

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Warmington Parish Records Day

Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Church Street, Warmington, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6TE

Parish records kept in Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington will be on view. Also, Warmington: A Record of the Village 2000;…

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Water Newton Church - St Remegius

St Remegius Church, Old North Road, Water Newton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6LU

Much of the building was rebuilt in the 13th century using stones from an earlier building. Close to the Roman garrison town of Durobrivae. Full…

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Westwood House (The Peterborough School)

The Peterborough School, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6AP

Tours of building run on an ad hoc basis with a display of the history of Westwood House and the school. Full details available from the volunteer…

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Ramsey Abbey Walled Kitchen Garden

Ramsey Walled Garden, Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1XA

Visit a typical Victorian Walled Garden with plantings of vegetables, fruit, flower and herbaceous borders which has been restored by volunteers.…

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Ramsey Mortuary Chapels - Heritage and Archive Centre

Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XB

Visit a 19th century (Victorian) Mortuary Chapel. One chapel is Anglican, the other non-conformist. The chapel has two contagion windows, believed…

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Ramsey Rural Museum

Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XD

Ramsey Rural Museum is a community project opened in 1983, managed and run by volunteers showing agricultural and social history over the past 200…

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Wimpole Estate- Behind the Scenes Farm Tour

National Trust, Wimpole Hall, Old Wimpole Road, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work on a farm? Learn fun farming facts and meet the staff and volunteers who look after our livestock…

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Wimpole Estate- Ground Source Heat Pump tour

National Trust, Wimpole Hall, Old Wimpole Road, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

Until last year, Wimpole was using around 35,000 litres of oil each year to heat the Hall and Old Rectory Restaurant. Last year we installed a…

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St Denis’s, East Hatley

St Denis' Church, East Hatley , Sandy, Cambridgeshire, SG19 3JA

The earliest fabric dates at St Denis' dates from 1217, but much of the surviving medieval elements are from the 14th-century. Most of extant work…

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Bridge Chapel, St Ives

St Ives Bridge, London Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27

Grade I Listed Chapel built in the centre of the old river bridge, and one of only three Bridge Chapels remaining in UK. It has been used at…

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Corn Exchange of St Ives

Corn Exchange, The Pavement, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AD

Grade II Listed. Built in 1864; large scale, sensitive internal renovation in 2010. Now a versatile, first class events venue and community hub.…

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Holt Island Nature Reserve

Enter via the white footbridge at end of Church Street, Church Street, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6BY

Sunday 22nd September 2018 10am - 4pm Basket weaving demonstration and display of baskets and crafts made from…

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Muslim Prayer & Education Centre

38 Broadway, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BN

The Prayer & Education Centre is a Mosque in St Ives serving the community in the town and surrounding area. Built in 1891 on site of the Old…

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Norris Museum

The Broadway, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BX

The Norris Museum opened in 1933. Its original diverse collection of Huntingdonshire’s history was lovingly acquired over many years by St Ives…

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Sacred Heart RC Church

Needingworth Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5JT

In addition to the original Pugin * Church ("Pugins little gem") which was originally built in Cambridge and demolished and moved brick by brick…

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St Ives Methodist Church

St. Ives Methodist Church, The Waits, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5BY

The history of the church can be traced back to 1784 when early meetings took place in a member’s house. This quickly progressed to meeting in a…

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St Ives Town Hall

Market Hill, The Old Riverport, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AL

Stanley House was built as a private house in 1850, but has served as St Ives' Town Hall since 1924. An impressive staircase leads to the upstairs…

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The Free Church, St Ives

The Free Church, Market Hill, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AL

Visit a non-conformist church whose congregation dates back to the time of Oliver Cromwell. The current Victorian building for converted to a…

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Open day for History Exhibition and to welcome Ride & Stride participants

Holy Trinity Minster, Church Lane, Great Paxton, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6RJ

Look forward to welcoming villagers and non villagers alike to our notable anglo saxon minster Church to view documents from the archives showing…

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St Peter’s Church, Offord Darcy, St Neots, Cambs

St Peter's Church, High Street, Offord Darcy, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5RH

St Peter's Church, with its Norman arches to the north aisle dating from around 1130, shows the four styles of English church architecture. The…

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Alexandra House

Alexandra House, 33 Alexandra Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1HQ

The site was originally occupied by Selwyn Hall (The Alexandra Theatre) which could seat an audience of around 800. Following the first Battle of…

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Elgood’s Brewery & Garden

Elgood & Sons Ltd, 72 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1LW

Hidden behind the classic Georgian Brewery on the historic North Brink is Wisbech's best kept secret. Four acres of beautiful garden with formal…

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Parsons Drove Community Open Day

St John The Baptist, Main Road, Parsons Drove, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 4LF

A Fenland church filled with faces This medieval Fenland church is filled with light and numerous carved faces peering out of the stonework. The…

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Peckover House and Garden, National Trust

Peckover House, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR

Peckover House is a secret gem, an oasis hidden away in an urban environment. A classic Georgian merchant's town house, it was lived in by the…

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Planning for the Future - Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust Heritage Open Day

Corn Exchange, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR

During the last twelve months Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust has been working towards bringing back into full use what for decades was…

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Tydd Pumping Station - Open Day

Tydd Pumping Station, Station Road, Tydd, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 5RE

Designed by R.B. Grantham, Son and Farran in 1936 and commissioned in 1937/39, Tydd Pumping Station serves an area of 15,380 hectares protecting…

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Wisbech General Cemetery and Chapel

26A North End, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1PE

Come and see the newly restored Chapel building as well as enjoy the 3 acres of Cemetery grounds. We of course have a wealth of family and local…

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Wisbech General Cemetery Crafternoon

26B North End, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1PE

Following the theme of this year's HODs events, People Power, come and do a little stitching and talk about local dream-makers, whose visions of…

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Wisbech High Street Project : High Street Information, Tour and Wisbech Merchants Trail

20 High Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1DE

The Wisbech High Street Project is a 4 year programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and being delivered by Fenland District Council. We have…

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Wisbech Historic Friends Meeting House

21 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR

The present Meeting House was designed and built by Algernon Peckover in 1854 but Quakers have been worshiping on this site since 1711. There is a…

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Wisbech Masonic Centre

The Crescent, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1EH

Visitors will be able to view the Masonic meeting rooms and to learn about what Freemasonry does, its local heritage and charitable giving.…

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Wisbech St Peter and St. Paul

Wisbech Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Love Lane, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1HP

A chance to visit this historic church, with the option of a guided tour on both Saturdays between 10 and 2. The bellringers look forward to…

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Braintree Museum

Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW

Come to Braintree Museum for Heritage Open Days and get FREE admission to see the Age of the Dinosaurs exhibition. Get up close to a T Rex,…

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Warner Textile Archive

Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3GB

Warner Textile Archive, located in Braintree, Essex, holds an inspiring and unique collection of more than 60,000 textiles, 10,000 paper designs,…

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Brentwood School

Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8EE

One tour only at 10:30am on Saturday 21st September, lasting approx. 30 minutes.

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St George the Martyr Brentwood Art Deco Church

St George the Martyr Church, Ongar Rd, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9HP

Someone has said that they can imagine the secretary Miss Lemon of the 'Agatha Christie Poirot' stories attending St George's- fox fur and all!…

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St Mary the Virgin, Great Warley

St Mary the Virgin Church, Great Warley Street, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3JP

Built in 1904, Architect Charles Harrison Townsend, interior design and furnishings, Sir William Reynolds-Stephens. Still with all its original…

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“People Power at Greenham Common” a talk by Elizabeth WoodCraft

Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG

In 1981 a group of 30 women and children left Wales and walked over 100 miles to Greenham Common USAF base in Berkshire. They wanted to present a…

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1381 – How the Peasants Revolt affected the village and the church of West Hanningfield

St. Mary & St. Edward’s parish church West Hanningfield , Church Road , West Hanningfield , Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8UL

• Talk on: 1381 – How the Peasants Revolt affected West Hanningfield and its church - What happened, why and the aftermath • Discover…

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A guided historical tour of the village of Stock & Buttsbury

Start and finish outside the front entrance of the Greenwoods Hotel, Stock, Chelmsford, Essex, CM4 9BE

This walk, led by Peter a local historian, will be a circular tour starting and finishing at the Greenwoods Hotel. The route will take in a number…

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A Peculiar Heritage Walk

Grove Road Church, Grove Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0EY

Their history dates back to the 1840s, so why not hear more about their origins. This will be an informative walk, in conjunction with the…

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A talk on the Great British Woodstock: The Incredible Story of the Weeley Festival 1971

Northumberland Lecture Theatre , Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford , Essex, CM1 3RR

It started as a donkey derby, a small local charity event, but when plans for the 1971 Isle of Wight Festival fell through, Clacton Round Table…

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Anglia Ruskin University Special Guided Tour

Lord Ashcroft Building , Anglia Ruskin University , Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ

Numerous new faculty buildings were built on the Chelmsford Rivermead Campus between 2003 and 2018, including the Civic Trust Award-winning…

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Behind the scenes Tours of the Civic Theatres

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG

See what goes into a production, hear some amusing anecdotes on ‘Theatre life’ and see how to get involved. Take a personal ‘backstage’…

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Chelmsford City’s Secret Waterways

Marks & Spencer plc, 62-66 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1DH

Gently walk from the busy City Centre along the now peaceful waterway which was once the major transport route supplying the then town with heavy…

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Chelmsford Evangelical “Peculiar People’s” Church and History

Grove Road Church, Grove Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0EY

The chapel was built in 1931 by 'The Peculiar People'. The word peculiar was used in the old-fashioned sense of special or 'set apart'. During…

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Church of St John the Evangelist, Moulsham Street

St. Johns Church, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JD

There will be: - a guide sheet to highlight key features of the building as visitors walk round - information about the organ and stained glass…

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Early 20th century local use of photography - A talk by Heritage Writtle

Northumberland Building on the Lordship Campus , Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RP

Photography at the time would have been a very expensive hobby and the pictures taken by Thomas are of his family, some buildings in Writtle, the…

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Essex County Council: Tour of the Historical Council Chamber and Foyer

Essex County Council, Duke Street , Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH

Tours must be pre-booked and are limited to a maximum of 12 places per session. You will be fully escorted and there will be a short talk about…

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Essex Police Museum – Backstage Tour

Essex Police Museum, Essex Police Headquarters, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN

Starting at our meeting point, our curator will take you on a brief tour of Essex Police Headquarters, explaining how the site has evolved from…

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Galleywood Heritage Centre - Walk - “Uncover the uncommon story of Galleywood Common”

Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR

Located on Galleywood Common, the Heritage Centre's main building is a conversion of the 1920s grandstand from the hey days of horse racing.…

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Guy Harlings

Chelmsford Diocesan Office, Guy Harlings, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1AT

Opportunity to see inside one of Chelmsford’s landmark buildings, including linen fold panelling; period features; the state rooms and Diocesan…

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History of St Mary with St Leonard, Broomfield Parish Church

St Mary with St Leonard Parish Church , Church Green, , Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7BD

Travel through the centuries with the Potted History of St Mary’s, also with the aid of the Church Guide, the photographs on display and with…

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Hylands House and Estate – Open Day

Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

Hylands House is an award-winning, stunning Grade II listed mansion set in over 500 acres of landscaped parkland. Owned by Chelmsford City Council…

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Looking out for Grave Stories

Church Green, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4NG

The start point is easy to find: by Church Green at the top of Danbury hill on the A414. We start with a brief walk along Church Path to a…

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Marconi History Walking Tour -  Finishing inside the 1912 Factory Building

The Marconi Wireless Factory , Hall Street, off Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0HG

The world’s first wireless factory in Hall Street was where the radio equipment for the RMS Titanic was made and the world's first radio factory…

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People Power - The Woman’s Land Army

Lord Ashcroft building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ

‘With bill-hook and stick they cleared out the ditches’: Women on the Land in the First World War By 1917, after three long years of war and…

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Sandford Mill Nature Reserve guided tours

Sandford Mill Museum, Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6NY

Originally a medieval watermill, on a river spur off the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, the site was converted to a waterworks in the 1920s and…

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Sandford Mill, Chelmsford’s Industrial Store

Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6NY

The store has items such as the Marconi Hut the first broadcasting station “Two Emma Toc”. There is Marconi marine equipment including radio…

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Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure

North-east of Chelmer Village Way , Chelmsford , Essex, CM2 5AR

With the help of local historians, visitors will learn what life was like in this special corner of prehistoric Chelmsford, when swords were…

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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Stow Maries Aerodrome Ltd, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6RJ

Free entry tickets will be available through www.stowmaries.org.uk

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Talk and Tour – The History of Marconi Ponds Local Nature Reserve

Close to the Central Park railway viaduct. , At the end of Meteor Way,, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2RL

From the early history of the site before 1700, through to Industrialisation, WW2 and the establishment of the Nature Reserve in 2007 the talks…

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The secret mansion “Staplegrove” now the Chelmsford Club

The Chelmsford Club, Staplegrove, 108 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0RG

Role the clock back to Victorian England. Chelmsford had been controlled by the Mildmay family for 300 years after they had been granted ownership…

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The WW2 Heroines of the British Waterways - An illustrated People Power talk

Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Margaretting Road, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR

The Second World War opened up real opportunities for women. With this tremendous national crisis came the recruitment of men into the armed…

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Tour of the Salvation Army Citadel Building

The Salvation Army, 70 Baddow Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0DL

This RIBA multiple award winning building by Hudson Architects’ is the first Citadel Corps building designed in a contemporary idiom using…

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Tours of Chelmsford Cathedral

Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street , Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1TY

The tours will include a commentary on the many different forms of artwork that are displayed inside the Cathedral and refreshments will be on offer.

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Tours of Pleshey Castle

Pump Lane , The Street , Pleshley, Chelmsford , Essex, CM3 1HF

The site is in private ownership, but open free of charge for Heritage Open Days. There are no standing buildings but the castle’s earth banks…

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Tours of the “Non-Conformist” Cemetery

New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0AE

Could it be that it holds the grave of an escaped slave or the body of a man inside three coffins, perhaps it's the grave of "Doctor Who's…

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Visit the Mayoral Parlour and meet the Mayor of Chelmsford

Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JE

The special robes have a history all of their own and are connected to the local past of our town, now City. As well as the special Mayoral…

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Gilwell Park: 100 years of Scout adventures

Gilwell Park, The Scouts Heritage Service, Chingford, Essex, E4 7QW

Gilwell Park is known as the spiritual home of Scouting revered amongst the 50million strong global Scout community and even sung of round…

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Audley Chapel

Berechurch Hall Road, Berechurch, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9NU

The chapel was built in the early 16th century as the burial place of the Audley family, whose most prominent member was Thomas Audley, Lord…

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Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

With an 18ft circumference and 72 buckets to turn, this cast-iron overshot wheel sits proudly beneath the main floor. The machinery is now long…

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Boxted Airfield Museum B26 Marauder Aircraft Exhibition

Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

Story of Boxted Airfield in words pictures and video. Access to Historical archive. WWII American airfield, later RAF. Top scoring American unit…

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Catholic Colchester Tour

St. James the Less & St. Helen, Catholic Church, 51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The tour includes Holy Trinity Church, built by the Anglo-Saxons around 1000 AD, and St John's Abbey, medieval Colchester's most important…

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Claudius Gateway

1 Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TH

These are visible beneath a glass floor and their significance is revealed by reconstruction paintings and Roman artefacts in an associated…

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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Colchester Castle is Europe's largest Norman keep and was built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius. It was constructed around 1070…

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Colchester Town Hall

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1FR

This exciting design by John Belcher was constructed between 1897-1902. Described by Pevsner as 'a triumphant expression of Colchester's civic…

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Costumed Tours of Colchester

War Memorial, Castle Park Gates, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YG

Colchester was the first city in Britain founded by the Romans. For several centuries the Temple of Claudius in the heart of the city was the…

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Craftivism at Colchester Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Quakers have been active in Colchester for over three hundred years. We now occupy and worship here. This is an attractive listed Georgian…

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Earls Colne Quaker Meeting House

4 Burrows Road, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2RZ

An early Quaker Meeting House built about 1733. The meeting room retains its historic layout with raised gallery seating and benches. An…

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Firstsite

Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

It is the venue for an integrated programme of work including projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well…

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Grange Barn

Grange Barn, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RE

One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey. Near the barn hosts…

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Historic Grey Friars - Colchester’s Forgotten Corner

Greyfriars, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Exhibition & illustrated, guided 45min walks around the former Grey Friars priory estate within the north-east Roman wall; followed by a tour of…

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Hollytrees Museum

Hollytrees Museum, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

It was built in 1718/19 for Elizabeth Cornelisen, a wealthy widow, and later the home of the town's MP Charles Gray (1696-1782). It is now home to…

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Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Square, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JB

The tower of Holy Trinity was built by the Saxons around 1000 AD and features a small doorway and recycled Roman bricks. Later additions to the…

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Mersea Barrow

Barrow Barn, 7A East Mersea Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SL

An independent museum established in 1976 and occupying purpose-built premises that have been steadily expanded. We are in the centre of West…

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Paycocke’s House and Garden

Paycockes House, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1NS

Stunning woodcarving and elaborate panelling made this wealthy merchant's house a medieval des res built to impress. Built around 1500 for Thomas…

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Peake’s House

30 East Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1ST

Left to Colchester City Council by W. O. Peake but long since restored and let for holidays by the Landmark Trust, Peake's House stands in the…

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Rebow Almshouses

1-6 Rebow Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9LX

Learn about their first occupants and imagine life in Victorian times. Walk around the well-maintained flower beds.

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Roman Circus Visitor Centre and Archaeological Site Tour

Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

The Roman Circus was built nearly two thousand years ago and discovered by the Colchester Archaeological Trust in 2004. Designed for fast-paced…

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Roman Theatre

Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UB

Visitors can see a small area of the foundations of the Roman theatre that featured in the destruction of Colchester by Boudica in AD 60. These…

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Sparlings Solicitors

Sparlings Solicitors, 3 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ

This striking timbered-framed building is located in the heart of Colchester's historic Dutch Quarter. Sparlings has had various uses since it was…

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St Botolph’s Church and Priory

Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE

Today, all that remains of St Botolph's Priory is the ruined nave of the church. This was the first Augustinian priory in Britain, built between…

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St Helens Chapel

St Helen's Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UR

The chapel is first mentioned in documentary sources in 1076, but is likely to have originated in the Anglo-Saxon period. It is constructed on…

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St James the Great Church

St James the Great Church, East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QL

The interior contains wall paintings, stained glass and funerary monuments, including a large marble effigy of the philanthropist Arthur Winsley…

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St James the Less and St Helen’s Church, Colchester

51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The exterior and central part of the church was designed in the Norman style by the acclaimed Catholic architect John Joseph Scoles. He based his…

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St John’s Abbey Gatehouse

St John's Green, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7HA

Built sometime in the early 15th-century, St John's Abbey Gatehouse is a striking building elaborately decorated with flint flushwork, an East…

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St John’s Orthodox Church (former Garrison Church)

St John's Orthodox Church , Military Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2AN

Grade II* listed church, run by the Russian Orthodox Church. Built in 1855 to provide services to soldiers going to the Crimean War, this huge…

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St Leonards-at-the-Hythe

St Leonards-at-the-Hythe, Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2NP

Bullet holes are still visible in the south door. There are sailors’s graves in the churchyard from the Napoleonic period. Visitors will be able…

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St Martin’s Church, Colchester

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ

The wall paintings are a small part of a Doom painting of the early 16th century; figures from Hell on the south side, with demons tormenting the…

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St Mary-at-the-Walls

St Mary-at-the-Walls (Colchester Arts Centre), Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Inside there are interesting funerary monuments including a memorial to John Rebow who died in 1699. There is an unusual Great War memorial chapel…

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St Peter’s Church

St Peter's Church, North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DZ

A multi-period church with surviving medieval features. There is a wall niche at the south aisle of the church, a remnant of the medieval church…

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The Headgate Theatre

Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7AT

his well-equipped “little gem of a theatre” in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our…

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The Lepra Museum

Lepra, 28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG

Leprosy affects millions of the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a cure. Lepra works directly…

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The Minories

The Minories, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

In the garden is a Gothick summer house built in 1745 by the local architect James Deane as a venue for ‘medieval’ plays and restored earlier…

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Town to Sea Trail

War Memorial, Cowdray Crescent, Off High St, Colchester, Essex

Along the way you will hear tales about Colchester’s fascinating history as well as stories of our seafaring heritage and how the river, its…

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Trinity Street Heritage Tours

Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

Blue Badge Guide, Roy Waters, will lead lively tours focusing on the varied and colourful history of Trinity Street from top to bottom.

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Tymperleys

Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

William Gilberd studied at Cambridge and possibly in Italy before returning to England by 1573 to practice medicine in London. He was physician to…

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Walking the Walls

War Memorial, Castle Park Gates, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

The walk takes in the Balkerne Gate, the largest Roman gateway in the country, and Duncan's Gate which was discovered in 1853. Also shown is…

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William Gilberd at The Colchester Bookshop

7 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

The building was the original hall range of a medieval merchant's house, possibly built for Thomas Stampe and later known as Tymperleys. It…

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Sherman’s House

High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

Sherman's House is a beautiful Georgian fronted medieval townhouse in Dedham High Street. It has connections with the famous Sherman family and…

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Colne Valley Postal History Museum

109 Head Street, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2AZ

Exceptional private museum of the post and telephone services in the UK housed in a suburban garden. More than 150 post boxes, telephone kiosks,…

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Halstead Heritage Walk

The Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead, Essex, CO9 1ET

The walk will set off at 11 am from the car park in front of Townsford Mill and Mill House, The Causeway and take in key sites of historic…

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Stambourne Chapel

Stambourne Chapel, Chapel End Way, Stambourne, Halstead, Essex, CO9 4NX

Learn about the chapels connection to the Spurgeon family Research family history

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180 Bishopsfield, Harlow

180 Bishopsfield, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6UT

A private residence in the award-winning Michael Neylan's development. This courtyard dwelling in Bishopsfield reflects the creative approach to…

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Parndon Hall

Parndon Hall, Princess Alexandra Hospital , Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX

In the midst of Harlow New Town, at the back of the site of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, stands Parndon Hall. The house was built in…

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St John’s Arts & Recreation Centre Heritage Open Day

St. Johns Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC), St. Johns Walk, Market Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AJ

St.John’s Arts and Recreation Centre was formerly the Parish Church of St. John The Baptist. The church was built by subscription in 1839-40 in…

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The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

The Gibberd Garden is Grade II listed and was created by Sir Frederick Gibberd, a leading twentieth century architect and the master-planner of…

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Bobbit’s Hole Nature Reserve

Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve, Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex

A small nature reserve situated between a pub and a supermarket with many delightful features including a boardwalk across a lake and a stream…

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Foresters, Church Street, Harwich

Foresters, 5 Church Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DR

The building is a timber framed and plastered house which was built circa 1450. It is thought to be the oldest house in Harwich and was…

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Harwich Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum, The Green, Harbour Crescent, Harwich, Essex

Former lighthouse built in 1818, now housing splendid nautical displays. Built on the site of a previous lighthouse which was painted by John…

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High Lighthouse

High Lighthouse, West Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DQ

The most recent addition of The Harwich Society, the building is being set up as a town museum. The High Lighthouse was built in 1818 to line up…

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Historic Harwich Walk

Ha' Penny Pier Visitor Centre, The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH

Guided walking tour lasting approximately 90 minutes. Five centuries of history concentrated on the Harwich Town area. Meet at Ha' Penny Pier…

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Lifeboat Museum

Lifeboat Museum, Harwich, Essex

Former Lifeboat building dating from 1876 housing a 37ft lifeboat used at Clacton between 1868 and 1988, together with a small museum.

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Radar Tower Beacon Hill Fort

Barrack Lane, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3NP

One of the earliest developments of radar in WWII - used to detect German 'E' boats in the Harwich Harbour approaches. Built in 1941 and manned by…

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Redoubt Fort

Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LT

180 feet diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend Harwich against invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. 11 guns sit on the battlements. Superb 360…

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The Guildhall

Harwich Town Council, Guildhall, 11 Church Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3DS

Set in the heart of the historic old seaport, Harwich’s Guildhall is the only Grade I listed building in Harwich. Originally the site of an inn…

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The Treadwheel Crane

The Treadwheel Crane, Harwich Green, Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex

17th century wooden treadwheel crane which was manned by two men, originally used in shipbuilding in the nearby Naval Yard. Moved in 1932 to its…

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Visitor Information Centre - Ha’penny Pier

The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH

The information centre is based in the old ticket office on Ha'penny Pier. Full information about all the local Heritage Open Days sites and…

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Stock, Buttsbury and People Power - a talk by Peter Brierley, local resident for 70 years

Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat, Stock Road, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9BE

Here are some of the local subjects Peter will enlighten us on... A brief history of Greenwoods and Orchard House The Roman route from…

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Stock, Buttsbury and People Power - a talk by Peter Brierley, local resident for 70 years

Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat, Stock Road, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9BE

Here are some of the local subjects Peter will enlighten us on... A brief history of Greenwoods and Orchard House The Roman route from…

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All Aboard the Steam Tug Brent

12 The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

Berthed at the picturesque town of Maldon in Essex with its wonderful collection of Thames Sailing Barges, Brent has been a much loved local…

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All Saints’ Church, High Street, Maldon

High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4QE

The oldest surviving feature of this beautiful church is the unique triangular tower, dating back over 850 years. All Saints Church has a rich…

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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Abbey Turning, Off Old London Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

Enjoy 3 acres of secluded gardens in a rural historic setting (Note: the abbey will not be open). Meet head gardener, Chris Cork and enjoy a brief…

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Beeleigh Water and Steam Mill

Abbey Turning, off Old London Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

Beeleigh Water and Steam Mill was once one of the largest flour mills in Essex. The site was abandoned after the water mill was destroyed by fire…

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Enjoy the singing of the Salt, Water and Beer Shanty Singers

The Town Hall, 4 Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RL

Salt Water and Beer were formed about twenty years ago and used to sing for beer on Maldon Quay. Nowadays they sing mainly shanties and other…

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Friary Walled Garden

Friary Walled Garden, Whitehorse Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FW

Often referred to as Maldon's secret garden, the Friary Walled Garden is guaranteed to surprise everyone who encounters it for the first time,…

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Goldhanger’s Heavy Metal

The Church, Church Street, Goldhanger, Maldon, Essex

A chance to see behind the scenes in Goldhanger church tower which is not normally accessible to the public. There is a room in the tower which…

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Ivor’s Vision: St Mary’s, Mundon, Essex

St Mary's church, Vicarage Lane, Mundon, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PA

St Mary’s is mainly known for its weather boarded timber-framed tower and its outstanding 16th century north porch with carved wooden spandrels.…

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Leech Memorial Garden

Prospect, Dykes Chase, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6HP

This attractive site was formerly part of a garden which was the pride and joy of two local sisters, Edna and Joan Leech, who lived opposite.…

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Maldon Little Ship Club

Maldon Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

Maldon Little Ship Club (MLSC) and the Hythe are inspiring! When the MLSC took over the Old Smithy in 1951, its relationship with the East Coast…

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Maldon Museum - The Museum in the Park

47 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HX

Maldon Museum, the Museum in the Park, holds a fascinating collection reflecting the social, domestic and industrial history of Maldon and the…

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Maldon Quaker Meeting House

Maldon Quaker Meeting House, Butt Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HD

Maldon's Quaker Meeting House was built in 1821. This handsome little brick building is set back from the road in a burial ground which is…

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Museum of Power - Heritage Weekend

Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA

Heritage Weekend (Free Entry to the Museum) - Book Fair & Craft Stalls Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd September 2019 FREE ENTRY TO MUSEUM Miniature…

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St Giles Leper Hospital Remains

Spital Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6EA

The remains of an ancient leper hospital founded, it is said, in 1164 by Henry II, St Giles is a unique survival of only ten medieval hospitals…

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The Maeldune Heritage Centre

The Maeldune Heritage Centre, St Peter's Tower, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

We are proud to be home to The Maldon Embroidery, a 42ft long masterpiece. The seven embroidery panels were worked on by 86 local embroidresses…

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The Moot Hall, Maldon

The Moot Hall, High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

The Moot Hall is a 15th century brick tower, known originally as the D'Arcy tower, it was part of the home built in 1420 for Sir Robert D'Arcy, a…

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Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plume's Library, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

The Library will revisit the exhibition of works by women authors which proved so popular last year, although many of these works equally apply…

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United Reformed Church

Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

The first record of a building on this site was in 1696 when a piece of land at the top of Market Hill was acquired by the Revd Joseph Billio, the…

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St. Andrew’s & St. Christopher’s - People Power

St. Andrew's & St. Christopher's, The Street, Willingale, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0SJ

The historic churches of St. Andrew's and St. Christopher's is the only place in Essex where two churches, 100 metres apart, share a churchyard…

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Rayleigh Town Museum

Rayleigh Town Museum, 91 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Rayleigh Town Museum have a new Exhibition commemorating 80 years since the beginning of WW2. Over the first HODS weekend we will have a re…

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Rayleigh Windmill

Rayleigh Windmill, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED

We shall be offering free guided tours of Rayleigh Windmill and free presentations on our recent renovation, all given by our insightful and…

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Abbey Lane Chapel

United Reformed Church, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1AG

Abbey Lane Chapel is where the United Reformed Church worship in Saffron Walden. The Building dates from 1811 and is listed Grade II. The fine…

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St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden

Church Path, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JP

St Mary's, Saffron Walden is the largest parish church in Essex, where the Christian faith has been celebrated for over 800 years. Displays…

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St Laurence Church, Upminster

St. Laurence Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2BB

There has been a church on this site since the original 'minster' was founded by St Cedd in the 7th century. The current building dates from…

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Naze Tower

Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE

The Naze Tower dramatically situated on the cliffs at The Naze was built in 1720 by Trinity House as a Navigation Mark for ships sailing in and…

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‘Manors’ the onetime home of Francis Henry Crittall, the Industrialist and Philanthropist.

Manors, Francis Way, Silver End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3QR

'Manors' designed by the architect C.H.B Quenell in neo - classical form was commissioned and built for Crittall in 1927. The bungalows either…

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Congregational Church Coffee and Chat 1930’s style - Venue No.4 of Silver End Village Events

Silver End Congregational Church, Silver Street, Silver End , Witham, Essex, CM8 3QF

The full history of the church built in 1930 will be displayed along with artifacts, minute books etc. showing how the church has changed over…

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Silver End Heritage Centre     Venue 1 of Silver End Village Events

Silver End Village Hall, Broadway, Silver End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3RQ

The Centre will show visitors what life was like living and working in what was envisaged to be a self sufficient village. The village was built…

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St. Francis Church   Venue No.5 of Silver End Village Events

Silver End C of E Church, Western Road, Silver End, Witham, Essex

The church was originally part of the local Grooms Farm and opened in 1930. The unusual interior was decorated by the editor of 'The Studio' arts…

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The garden of ‘Wolverton’ a Modern Movement private house - Venue No.3 of Silver End Village Events

77 Boars Tye Road, Silver End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3QE

Rarely open to the public, a number of mature trees combine with flower and vegetable beds. A small collection of sculptures can be found hidden…

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The Parish Church of St Nicolas, Witham

St. Nicolas Church, Chipping Hill, Witham, Essex, CM8 2JS

Saturday 14th September: 13.30: Talk and demonstration of the excellent 2002 Kenneth Tickell organ by our Director of Music, David Martin. …

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Thomas Tait the leading Modern Movement architect in Silver End - Venue 2 Silver End Village Events

Silver End Village Hall, Broadway, Silver End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3RQ

Covering the career of Thomas Smith Tait 1882-1954. In 1927 he designed in conjuction with Fred Mcmanus, 3 flat roofed detached Modern Movement…

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‘A Walk Back in Time’, guided tour of Berkhamsted’s historic centre

Berkhamsted Castle, Brownlow Road , Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4

Starting by the main gateway of the Castle, the oldest building, we shall make our way towards the High Street pointing out significant buildings…

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‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour of the Museum Store (fully booked)

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd, The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3YL

Have you ever held a 6,000 years old Neolithic axe-head, looked closely at samplers dating from 1880 or measured yourself up against the wheel of…

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A Walk into the Past: Berkhamsted Place, Successor to the Castle

The Bothy, Berkhamsted Place, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HQ

Berkhamsted Place was built by Sir Edward Carey, Keeper of the Queen's Jewels (Elizabeth I), using material from the castle. From the 18th century…

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Amersfort, a finen Arts and Craft house with garden designed by Ernest Willmott and planted by Gertr

Amersfort Hall, The Common, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2QF

This introductory talk and guided tour of the gardens gives visitors a rare opportunity to see Ernest Willmott's early 20th century design and…

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Ashlyns School former Foundling Hospital

Ashlyns School, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3AH

Ashlyns School was the former Foundling Hospital opened in 1935. It contains stained glass windows, a staircase and many monuments from the…

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Berkhamsted Castle Guided Tours

Berkhamsted Castle, White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ

Berkhamsted Castle Trust is offering free guided tours of Berkhamsted Castle, a typical Norman motte and bailey castle, built originally as a…

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Berkhamsted Market,Hall Town Hall and room for the Mechanics IInstitute

196 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3BA

Berkhamsted's market dates back to Saxon times. This Victorian Gothic market house and town hall,. architect Edward Buckton Lamb was built in…

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Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery Project: Dead Space to Living Place

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

'To change perceptions of cemeteries as dead spaces, transforming ours into a vibrant and diverse contemporary garden of commemoration, a pivotal…

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BFI National Archives Open Day

B F I National Archive, Kingshill Way, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3TP

Following the success of previous years, the BFI National Archive opens the doors to the John Paul Getty Jnr Conservation Centre for another year,…

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Bookworm Tour of Rectory Lane Cemetery’s Literati

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Berkhamsted is a literary town now and in the past. Victorian publisher William Longman will share his life of letters and lead you on a tour of…

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Historical Tour and Tea with the Countess of Bridgewater

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

If it had not been for her generosity, we would not have Rectory Lane Cemetery, the detached churchyard to St Peter's at all. The churchyard…

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Memorial Symbolism: Understanding their cultural significance at Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

This tour will explore memorials in the Cemetery which represent one of its most extraordinary features – despite being a formal, apparently…

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Post a Letter a tour of Berkhamsted’s Postal Heritage

Berkhamsted Station , Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4

As letter writing has lessened , post offices have closed , letter boxes of diffreent ages still remain. This tour studying the ages and types of…

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Remarkable Women of Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Elaine Mercer, Rectory Lane Cemetery's Communications Officer is inspired by the lives of some of the women buried here. Join her tour to hear…

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Repton’s Ashridge, a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge

Ashridge Business School, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

This event was put on last year to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. The tours were over subscribed. There will be a short…

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St Mary’s Church, Northchurch, small exhibition and guided tour

High Street, Northchurch , Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

The oldest part of the church is probably Saxon, but in the 13th century the present chancel and transepts were built to form a more elaborate…

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St Peter’s Church and the Court House

High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

St Peter's Church was consecrated in 1222, probably the second largest church in the county, reflecting the importance of the wool trade at the…

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Stone Memorial Restoration: Tour and Demonstration at Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Will Yendell gave up his thriving job as an electrician to follow his passion for heritage stonemasonry. He worked alongside Messenger…

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The Battle of Berkhamsted Common- the Power of the People. How the Common was saved from Enclosure

Car Park Berkhamsted Common, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

From the 17th century onwards the people fought to protect the rights from the enclosures of their landlords. This came to a head with the…

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The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted. A guided tour discovering the flourishing industries of yesteryear.

Old Mill House Hotel, London Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2NB

Nothing much remains of the many wharves where grain , sheep dip, coal, timber and even boats were once .unloaded and launched. Commentaries will…

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The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School

Castle Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BB

The Old Hall is the original school house of Berkhamsted School, founded 1541 by Dean Incent The chapel is late 19th century, modelled on the…

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History of Waytemore Castle

Bishop's Stortford Museum, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG

Local historian and museum volunteer Mike James will be giving a talk in the Linden Room at the Stortford Museum about the castle in Bishop's…

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St Michael’s Church Bishop’s Stortford

St Michael's Church, Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND

St Michael's is one of the largest medieval parish churches in the county. It was built mainly in the 15th century although the top stage of the…

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Ivor’s Vision: St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Baldock, Caldecote, Hertfordshire, SG7 5LE

The church of St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote was taken on by the Friends of Friendless Churches in 1982 after a declaration of redundancy. The…

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Rothamsted Manor Heritage Weekend

Rothamsted Manor, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2BG

As part of Heritage Weekend, Rothamsted Manor is delighted to provide free guided tours. Our tour leaders are full of knowledge of the wonderful…

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Murphy TV and Radio Day at Mill Green Museum & Mill

Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, Mill Green Museum & Mill, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD

Join us for Heritage Open Day on Sunday 15 September 2019, as we take a look behind the scenes at Mill Green Museum. Tour the museum's fascinating…

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Piccotts End Medieval Cottage and Wall Paintings

132 Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AU

An opportunity to visit a medieval cottage containing unique and very important early sixteenth century wall paintings. Tours will run every hour…

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Buildings of Delight Guided Walk

Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

Wear comfortable shoes.

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Heritage Weekend Open days at All Saints

All Saints Church, Queens Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8AY

There will be light refreshments and the opportunity to climb the tower to see great views of Hertford. Bike & Hike Ride from 0900 - 1700

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Hertford Castle Heritage Day

Hertford Castle, Castle Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

The Hertford Castle Heritage day is back and bigger than ever. With two reenactment camps this year, Wryngwyrm bringing their Viking encampment…

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Hertford Heritage Photo Trail

Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

Follow the Heritage Weekend photo trail around Hertford town centre at a leisurely pace to see pictures of a selection of buildings from bygone…

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Hertford Museum Stores Open Day

The Seed Warehouse, The Wash, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PX

Saturday 14th September 2019 11.00 am – 3.00 pm Go behind the scenes at Hertford Museum stores. Discover how we store and care for our vast and…

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Hertford Quaker Meeting House Open Day

48 Railway Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1AY

The simplicity and peacefulness of the building reflects the nature of Quaker worship. With a floor space of about 120sq.yds. and with a gallery…

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Panshanger Park

Tarmac Trading Ltd, Panshanger, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA

The 30-minute talk will take place in the stables at Panshanger, followed by a tour round the stables looking at the surviving features. The walk…

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St Andrew’s Church Hertford

St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HZ

Open from 8am till dusk & will have tea and cake available to purchase.

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St Leonard’s Church, Bengeo

St Leonard's Church, St. Leonards Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3JW

'The rare example of a virtually intact Norman village church; (Prof Sir Nikolaus Pevsner). The church will be open to visitors, with stewards to…

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St Mary’s Hertingfordbury

St. Marys Church, St. Marys Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LD

Open from 8am till dusk & will have tea and cake available to purchase.

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Codicote Village Museum

Codicote Village museum, rear of Peace Memorial Hall, High Street, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hidden away behind the village hall in the High Street, this Edwardian timber and corrugated iron men’s club has been lovingly restored and…

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Abbey Gateway Tours

St. Albans School, Abbey Gateway, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HB

The tour around the classrooms, rooms and dungeons, taking in the museum, which shows the history of the Gateway as a prison- where we house one…

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Children’s Graffiti Trail

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

Did you know that there are examples of graffiti on many of the Cathedral's walls, some dating to the 16th century? Drop in any day during…

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Dagnall Street Baptist Church

Upper Dagnall Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5EE

Lofty Victorian Baptist Church built above a lower hall circa 1885, with adjacent meeting rooms and cafe built in 1989. The interior of the…

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Fleetville Community Centre: Fleetville Diaries

Fleetville Community Centre, Royal Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4LQ

The former nursery building, still in use as a thriving community centre, now has a short remaining lifespan – exciting plans for a new…

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Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans

Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3XG

Use our trail leaflet to explore at your own pace. We will have some historical items and documents on display. Stand at the front and admire…

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Redbournbury Watermill

Redbournbury Mill, Redbournbury Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6RS

Eighteenth-century restored working watermill, producing organic stone-ground flours and bread. Museum, milling demonstrations and artisan bakery…

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Smallford Station and the Hatfield & St Albans Railway

Smallford Station Car Park, Station Yard, Station Road, Smallford, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0HF

Smallford Station is a unique, 150-year-old, Grade 2 listed building that stands on the Alban Way (the track bed of what used to be the Hatfield-…

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St Albans Cathedral Archives Tour

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

The Cathedral Archives contain materials pertaining to the life and faith of the Cathedral over the course of its history. While only a few…

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St Albans Cathedral Tower Tours

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

This spectacular Tower Tour takes you up 211 steps, winding through narrow, medieval staircases and passageways to the roof of the Norman Tower.…

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St Albans Cathedral Tree Tours

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

Explore the grounds of St Albans Cathedral with our new tree trail! Our brand new tree trail is fun for the whole family. Discover the history of…

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St Albans Clock Tower

Clock Tower, High Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DL

St Albans Clock Tower is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was built in 1405 by St Albans citizens. It is the only medieval town clock tower to…

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St Albans Signal Box & Railway Museum

Ridgmont Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AJ

This grade 2 listed Signal Box offers the opportunity to see how signal boxes were vital to the operation of the railway. Why not come along and…

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St Albans Time Turn Festival

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

St Albans BID are delivering another exciting event designed to encourage residents and visitors to explore the history of the local…

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St Peter’s Church, St Albans

St. Peters Church, St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3HG

The church will be open and there will be historic displays within the church. Tower tours will take place. The church tower is the highest point…

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The Roman Theatre

Gorhambury Drive, Gorhambury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6AE

Dating back to 140AD, the Roman Theatre is the only fully excavated example of its kind in Britain. The ruins you can see today were unearthed in…

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Walkern & Sandon United Reformed Church

11, High Street, Walkern, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7PD

In conjunction with Walkern History Society Displays on the history of the Chapel (Grade II listed) and the village Archaeological test pit…

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Church of St Mary the Virgin Ware

High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9BA

Key features: - oldest part (chancel) dates from 1250 although much restored - nave enlarged in late fourteenth century with addition of aisles…

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Place House

Place House, Bluecoat Yard, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HL

Place House stands in a small walled courtyard in the centre of Ware and is a building of Grade I national historic and architectural importance.…

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Scott’s Grotto

Scotts Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9JQ

Scott's Grotto in Ware is a series of six interconnected chambers decorated with thousands of shells, flints and pieces of coloured glass. It…

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Southern Maltings

Kibes Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 7BS

The Southern Malting, built in 1839, is now the only Ware malting building in public ownership and the only one with most of its original features…

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Ware Brass Band

Ware Town Council, The Priory, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

3pm-5pm at Ware Priory!

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Ware Tours / Tour of Priory Building

Ware Town Council, The Priory, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

There's no need to pre-book; just turn up! If you would like a private group tour of Ware please contact Ware Town Council on 01920 460…

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A talk on Frogmore House by Niall Bird of Giles Quarme & Associates

Watford Museum, 194 Lower High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2DT

The talk will expand upon Frogmore House's days as a tannery and the connected history to the River Colne. This illustrated talk is a great chance…

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An insight into the History of Holy Rood Church

Holy Rood Rectory, Exchange Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PJ

There will be two tours. Keep an eye out for stunning stained glass windows, wall paintings and sculptures.

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Find out more about Little Cassiobury

Little Cassiobury, 31 Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EY

The house was built as the Dower House by the Earl of Essex in 1670 and is a Grade II* listed property on the English Heritage at risk…

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Heritage walk at Cassiobury Park

Cha Cha Cha Cafe, Cassiobury Park, Watford , Hertfordshire, WD18 7HY

Discover the fascinating history and heritage of the Earls of Essex estate, Cassiobury Park, on this heritage walk around the park.

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Little Cassiobury Art and Craft Exhibition

Little Cassiobury, 31 Hemptead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EY

A recently awarded Grant is enabling progress to be made to restore and develop the House into a facility for community use. On the day we will…

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Little Cassiobury Tour

Little Cassiobury, 31 Hemstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD173EY

Tucked behind the town's registry office and not usually open to the public, this is a great opportunity to learn about the history of this…

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North Watford Industrial Heritage Walk

Sandown Road, corner with Osborne Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 7BA

Our event is a guided walk around part of North Watford to illustrate the industrial heritage of the district. The walk includes Vicocoa…

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St Andrews Church

St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4PY

St Andrews will be open all day for people to look around this parish church, which is over 150 years old. It is an early example of the work of…

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St John the Apostle & Evangelist

Sutton Road, Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD172QQ

Watford In the 19th Century, brewing, printing and the railway (which began with a staff of eleven) started the growth of the town. Therefore…

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St Mary’s Church

Church Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0EG

Watford's oldest building, this Grade I listed town centre church will be open for the public with tower tours. All are welcome to join a service.

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The One Crown Open Day

156 High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, wd17

Watford’s oldest pub, The One Crown, will be doing a couple of events for Heritage Open Days this year. They will host a pub quiz on the history…

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Tour of Watford’s Town Hall

Hemstead Road, Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EX

Join us for a guided tour of the Council Chamber and see the Art Deco interiors of Watford's Town Hall. This is a fantastic opportunity to see…

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Watford Central Library

Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EU

See how much you can learn from the exhibition with a trivia quiz on the history of Watford!

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Watford Palace Theatre

20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, wd171jz

Everyone’s welcome at the Palace. We aim to inspire and entertain through inventive, ambitious and inclusive drama, new plays, musicals, dance…

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Ayot St Peter Church

Ayot St Peter's church, Ayot St Peter Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BG

St Peter's is a listed Victorian church in the "arts and crafts" style that has been carefully maintained over the years and is in exceptional and…

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Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9FG

Step back in time and visit the remains of a 3rd century Romano-English bathing suite. Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a…

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George Bernard Shaw and Wheathampstead Railway Station Platform

Station Rd/Codicote Rd/ Lamer Lane, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8DR

Full details - do NOT repeat the summary text Partially restored platform & rail bed with Victorian & later railway features. Now a small informal…

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Over the Water walking tour

, Norfolk

Discover the fascinating hotchpotch of heritage buildings in the Colegate area of Norwich. Once the most overcrowded of places. Fire, flood and…

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Attleborough Archive office

Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall Car Park, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF

Come and look at a display compiled by our Archivist, Barbara Waters, based around the theme for this year, 'People Power'. Refreshments provided.…

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Attleborough Heritage Group

St. Marys Church, Memorial Hall, Church Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AH

We will have files available with photographs of Attleborough over the last 100 plus years.

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Chat with Attleborough Tourist Information Centre

Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF

Meet the volunteers that man the Tourist information Centre and be given refreshments. Be guided by their experience and make the most of what…

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Film showing of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF

This is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and…

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Heritage Open Market

Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF

Buy fresh! Buy local fruit, vegetables and eggs. Fish from our traditional fishmonger. Artisan breads and cakes from local traders and other…

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St. Mary’s Church, Attleborough

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AS

Some of the history of the church over the last 500 years and information about what is in the church now and what was there in the early days.

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Vintage fire vehicle, Safety show

Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF

Bring the children to a fun fulled family event, looking at and climbing on the beautiful Vintage vehicles from the past. The show will be outside…

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Vintage music and dance by The D C Wilson Band

Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AF

Come and dance the night away to the D C Wilson Band for a swinging night of old-fashioned, Funk, Soul and old-school R'n'B. There'll be plenty of…

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Aylsham Parish Church (St Michael & All Angel’s)

The Market Place, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6EH

Discover Humphry Repton's very personal grave and his connection to Norfolk & Aylsham. Download our new app & explore the church in a new…

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Stanley’s Stick Family Story Walk

Marriott's Way , Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Join the Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Education Officer on a fabulous family-friendly walk full of imagination and creativity. Starting from…

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Cromer Museum

Cromer Museum, Rear of 7-9 East Cottage, Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HB

Admire a beautiful series of portrait photographs by Olive Edis, Norfolk’s pioneering female photographer. She took photographs of everyone from…

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Cromer Signal Box

Cromer Signal Box, Off Holt Road, between Argos and Cromer old cemetery , Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ST

At this Grade II listed signal box, the lever frame is complete as in the 1960s, and visitors can operate it. In the grounds are working signals…

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Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum, St Withburga Lane, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1ED

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum is housed in the oldest domestic building in Dereham dating from the 1500s. The row of three thatched cottages…

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Our Common Heritage

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

Increase your 'common knowledge' about the importance of commons for both wildlife, history and people. Take part in a variety of different…

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Taboo Tours at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Death

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

Our taboo tour programme, especially designed for Heritage Open Days, seeks to explore the hidden, restricted and socially challenging topics.…

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Taboo Tours at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: LGBT+

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

Our taboo tour programme, especially designed for Heritage Open Days, seeks to explore the hidden, restricted and socially challenging topics.…

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Taboo Tours at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Mental Health

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

Our taboo tour programme, especially designed for Heritage Open Days, seeks to explore the hidden, restricted and socially challenging topics.…

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Taboo Tours at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Women

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

Our taboo tour programme, especially designed for Heritage Open Days, seeks to explore the hidden, restricted and socially challenging topics.…

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23, St Nicholas Street- Albrights of Diss

Albright of Diss, 23 St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

Externally the building boasts a carved Dragon Post; one side depicts the Annunciation with the archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary, and on the…

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Behind the Scenes Corn Hall!

St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are FREE! Please meet at the Box Office in the Corn Hall 5 minutes before the tour begins. There is also a…

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Diss Heritage Transport Fayre

Diss Museum, 11-12 Market Hill, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4JZ

The historic marketplace of Diss will play host to classic vehicles for a day of learning and fun. Speak to the owners and discover more about the…

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Diss Museum

Diss Museum, 4-5 Market Place, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AB

The R34 Adventure is a project by Diss Museum to mark the centenary of the R34 airship’s double crossing of the Atlantic and return to Pulham.…

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Dragons, Crowns and Queens - The evolution of the historic buildings of the Diss Heritage Triangle.

Diss Corn Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

Following refurbishment in 2017, the Heritage Triangle showcases Diss' historic buildings in a streetscape that has remained largely unchanged for…

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Francis Cupiss Limited

Francis Cupiss Ltd, The Entry, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4NT

Visitors are given a talk on the origins of the company from its start in 1830 manufacturing horse medicine and its continued story to 2018. The…

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The Illustrated Triangle Exhibition

Diss Corn Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

Caitlín Law presents an exhibition showcasing the unique streetscape of Diss inspired by the buildings of Heritage Triangle. Caitlín hand…

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Traditional crafts in Diss!

designermakers21, 21 St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

designermakers21 perched at the top of the Heritage Triangle opposite the Corn Hall has become known for it’s unique mix of excellent craft,…

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Ladybelt Country Park - Ketteringham Ice House Event

Ladybelt Country Park, Hethersett Road, East Carleton, Norfolk, NR14 8HX

The ice house, a grade 2 listed building is a gem of social history, an unusual design in that it is decorative as well as functional. The ice…

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West Raynham Control Tower

The Control Tower, Blenheim Way, West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7PL

This heritage open day will give visitors guided access to this historic grade two listed control tower and fire station, currently under…

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“Dare to Dream” Workshop

Skippings Gallery, 133 King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PQ

Come and reflect on what local changemakers from history achieved to inspire you to dream up the future you want to see, and consider how you can…

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Elizabethan House

Elizabeth House Museum, 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH

This charming merchant’s house, on the quayside in Great Yarmouth, was built around 1596 by Benjamin Cowper. Home to merchants and prominent…

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Gory Stories on Wicked Walk

Church Plain, , , Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE

Learn about murders committed in the Rows and see where trials were held by the Witchfinder General. Hear how the market place was used for grim…

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Great Yarmouth Cemeteries - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth Cemeteries , Kitchener Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4HU

The Great Yarmouth Cemeteries are located just north of Great Yarmouth Minster and cover a 40 acre burial site representing the rich social…

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Great Yarmouth Ice House

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Join local historian of Cobholm Miniatures, Roger Silver, to explore the building, originally used to store ice for preserving herring. Now used…

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Great Yarmouth Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms

Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms, Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JH

This fascinating building was bought by the Freemasons in 1919 and this year are celebrating 100 years of Freemasonry in this Building. It has…

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Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump, Somerton Road, Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EE

After an ambitious three year restoration project by the National Trust, Horsey Windpump has been reopened to the public for the first time since…

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Lydia Eva

Town Hall, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF

Moored by the Town Hall on South Quay, the vessel will be open daily 10am - 4pm during Heritage Open Days, weather permitting. See how the…

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Old Meeting Unitarian Church

Old Meeting Unitarian Church, Yarmouth Way, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SW

This is only one of two Unitarian churches in the whole of Norfolk, the second being the Octagon Chapel in Norwich. Old Meeting (the third…

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Pavilion Theatre

Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

Our guided tours are currently exclusively held for friends of the Theatre but we are throwing open our doors for the Heritage Open Day festival…

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Royal Naval Hospital

Queens Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JU

Visit for a tour around this Grade II* listed building of historical and architectural importance. The Royal Naval Hospital was completed in 1811…

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St George’s Theatre

King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

Hear true stories of local characters who fought for women’s rights at the ballot-box over a century ago, rewritten and interpreted by members…

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The Drill House

Seachange Arts, The Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2LZ

Join us over Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September to discover the fascinating history of this building. This Grade II listed former military…

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The Fishermen’s Hospital

Great Yarmouth Market Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND

The Fisherman's Hospital was built in 1702 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or "decayed" fishermen. It could house up to 40 residents,…

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The Great and the Good

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1PB

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors, but has also been home to many of its own fascinating people. On this walk our…

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The Great Yarmouth Rows Exhibition

Skippings Gallery, 133 King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PQ

The Rows are an important part of the social history of Great Yarmouth as they housed many of the people of the town, and with that there are many…

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The Great Yarmouth Rows Walks

Skippings Gallery, 133 King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PQ

These distinct narrow lanes which run from east to west throughout the town of Great Yarmouth, provided access routes from the Denes to the River…

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The Priory Centre Open Day

Great Yarmouth Community Trust, The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NW

The Priory Centre was first founded in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, and has been serving the local Community ever since. Our Noble Hall was rebuilt…

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Time & Tide Museum

Time & Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past. Discover Great…

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Tolhouse Gaol

Tolhouse Gaol, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH

At first sight, The Tolhouse seems strangely out of place, like a relic of a bygone age stranded amongst the modern streets, houses and offices of…

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Voters Not Bloaters

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

A performance of local stories of the campaign for women's suffrage, rewritten and interpreted by members of the community, in collaboration with…

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Voters Not Bloaters - Open Rehearsal

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

This is an open rehearsal for 'Voters not Bloaters', which will be performed on Saturday 21 September. Pop in while the cast rehearses and enjoy…

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Wherry Albion Open Day

Norfolk Wherry Trust, Forsythe Wherry Yard, Horsefen Road, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5QG

Come and learn about the history and heritage of these iconic boats that were once the 'lorries' of the Broads. Go into the crew's quarters (the…

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Wind Energy Museum

Marsh Road (off Staithe Road), Repps with Bastwick, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5JU

The museum is set in two acres of marshland with views over the river Thurne. The museum itself is home to the only collection of its kind in the…

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Stories Down the Line. Marriott’s Way Community Play

Hellesdon Train Station site, Marriott's Way , Hellesdson Road, Hellesdon, Norfolk, NR5 8XN

Staged amongst woodlands, embankments and abandoned railway platforms Stories Down the Line will explore 150 years of Norfolk history and…

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All Saints Church Hemblington

Church Lane, Hemblington, Norfolk, NR13 4EF

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Hemblington Parish Council & there will be an exhibition reflecting the past 50years in the…

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Hopton Ruined Church and Millennium Garden

Old St Margarets Church, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR31 9BT

There has been a church on the site at Coast Road Hopton-on-Sea since 1087. There are not many records but it’s thought that St. Margaret’s…

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Guided walking tour of grounds and courtyard of Old Hunstanton Hall

Hunstanton Hall, Church Road, Old Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6JS

The beautiful grade I listed church will be open; coffee and biscuits will be available from 10.30 to 12.30. The walk is about half a mile on…

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Visit and climb the tower of Hunstanton Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Lighthouse Close, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6EL

The history of the Lighthouses on the site will be described as well as the importance of the adjacent Marconi listening station and its role in…

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Visit to former Infant School, James Street, Hunstanton

Hunstanton Infant School, James Street, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5HE

The school was taken out of use in the Autumn of 2015 when pupils transferred to Hunstanton Primary School. The building was constructed in 1876,…

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Talk: ‘Legends of Ingham Priory, Norfolk’ by David Stannard

Ingham Holy Trinity Church, Mill Road, Ingham, Norfolk, NR12 9AB

The talk, taking place inside Ingham church, gives surprising insights from wills held by Norfolk Record Office into how 16th century Ingham…

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11 and 12 Tuesday Market Place

11-13 , Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Sensitively renovated by Ring Associates this building also comprises no. 17 St Nicholas Street. This is two buildings. Both have C16th origins.…

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17 Tuesday Market Place

17 Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JN

This building was built as a mansion for a leading Lynn merchant, George Hogge, in 1768. The front was rebuilt in replica 1956-7. It became a bank…

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19 Tuesday Market Place

19, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Art throughout by Andy Williams Converted into Hawkins Ryan solicitors office is a late 18th-century house of five bays and two storeys with a…

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27 King Street

Flat 1, 27 King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1ET

One of the outstanding Georgian Town houses in King's Lynn with Ashlar front built in 1715. Five bays of two and a half storeys. Much fine…

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28-32 King Street

28-32, King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1ET

One of the most interesting of all the town's houses. Two distinct parts seen from exterior. Mainly 14th century with a partly Norman interior.…

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5 St. Ann’s Fort

5 St. Ann's Fort, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1QS

5 St Ann's Fort appears on maps of Lynn from the 1880s as the ‘Dock Hotel’ and is understood to have been built around 1872 as a music hall…

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All Saints’ Church

Hillington Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5AD

The first church built in King's Lynn, but the actual foundation date is unknown although parts are Norman. It is closely surrounded by the…

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Baroque Dance Unmasked

The Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

Elegant dancing from the time of Jane Austen in the Assembly Rooms at the Town Hall at 11.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30

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Burkitt Homes Boardroom

Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Almshouses set in a quadrangle around a little garden. Built in 1909 of red brick in a Tudor style with a two-storey gatehouse which contains an…

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Burnham Norton Friary

Burnham Norton Friary , Friars Lane, Burnham Norton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8JA

After recent restoration work we are delighted to be able to open up the gatehouse for the very first time. Join us over the weekend to discover…

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Classic Car Rally

Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JJ

See a over 200 vintage, veteran and classic cars displayed on the Tuesday Market Place.

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Clifton House

Clifton House, 17 Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HT

A grand early 18th-century merchant house with an entrance flanked by barley-sugar columns. It has a brick undercroft c.1350 and a five-storey…

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Corn Exchange

Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JW

This Victorian corn exchange has been converted into a fine theatre and concert hall about 15 years ago. Built in 1858 as a market hall for…

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Evershed House

23-25 King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1DU

This has a solid red brick early 18th century facade of three storeys and five bays. Wonderfully converted into offices by the Preservation Trust…

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Fenland Falcons - King’s Lynn Minster

St. Margarets Vicarage, St. Margarets Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DL

You will see several birds of prey close up. Not flying. Mike is very knowledgeable and the different types of birds are explained to visitors. …

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Fermoy Gallery - St George’s Guildhall Yard - West Norfolk Artists Assn.

Fermoy Gallery, 7-9 St George's Courtyard, King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EU

Come and take part and produce your own masterpiece or watch the experts in action. Presented by the West Norfolk Artists Association. ALL…

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Ferry Lane Social Club

Ferry Lane, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HN

This is a social club but today non-members can taste the local beers. It was once the Ferry Boat Inn where Cambridge boat teams finished their…

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FLUKES (Fenland Ukuleles) at The Hanse House

The Hanse House, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5GN

Promoting the playing of the ukulele as an enjoyable and social activity. Hits from the 1950s and 1960s. Performances at 12.30 & 2.30 pm

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Friends Quaker Meeting House

Bridge Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5HZ

Bridge Street begins with Quaker Meeting Room also known as The Friends House. The building dates from 1736. When the front wall was renovated…

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Goldings

Goldings, 9-10 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

Two attractive but contrasting buildings make up the complex formerly known as Wenns. Number 9 is brick, rendered later, an early C18 two storey…

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Greenland Fishery

Nelson Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5AB

Built in 1605-8 for a merchant, John Atkin. This timbered house runs parallel to the street, 3 storeys with plenty of brick under the first floor…

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Greyfriars Arts Space

Greyfriars Art Space, 43 St. James Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5BZ

A group of artists will be having a two day ‘POP-UP’ shop at Greyfriars Art Space. Take this opportunity to buy something a little different…

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Greyfriars Chambers, 31a St James St

31a St James Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

The former Rummer Hotel (named after a tall, cylindrical, stemmed glass) closed down in the late 70s. Now the home of Towergate Insurance Brokers,…

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Groundworks Art Gallery

17 Purfleet Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1ER

This is an art gallery for art and the environment. GroundWork shows the work of contemporary artists who care about how we all experience the…

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Hampton Court Secret Garden

Hampton Court, Nelson Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DX

The 15th century riverside warehouse forms the western range of Hampton Court and is accessed from St Margaret's Lane. The river used to run where…

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Hanse House

Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5GN

For the first time in centuries there is good public access with various activities, a restaurant, meeting rooms and bar. A lovely wedding room of…

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Highgate Methodist Chapel

Highgate Methodist Chapel, Highgate, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PU

Highgate Methodist Church was founded in 1850. Refreshments offered. Songs of Praise from 3pm until 4pm. Come and choose a hymn.

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Jewish Cemetery

Lincoln Tavern, 13 Millfleet, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5EG

In the Millfleet next to Hillington Square is a little brick compound with some 16th century brick walls. The original function is unknown. There…

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King’s Lynn Archives

Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

King's Lynn has one of the finest collections of borough archives in the country. They include royal charters from 1204. Deeds and accounts from…

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King’s Lynn Guided Tour Walks

The Town Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

Guided Tours at 11 am & 2 pm. Places for the walk must be booked at the Tourist Information Centre at the Stories of Lynn in advance on 01553…

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King’s Lynn Minster

Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

A stately cruciform church in limestone with the unusual feature of western towers 82 feet high. The south-west tower is still largely of the…

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King’s Lynn Public Library

Millfleet, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5EZ

King's Lynn library will be open for an opportunity to see some of the books and archives not normally available for public viewing. Not only will…

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King’s Lynn Town Band in The Walks

The Walks, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PE

The King's Lynn Town Band will be performing at the Bandstand on The Walks at 2pm. Come and sit and listen to a lovely band playing favourites old…

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King’s Staithe Square - performances

King's Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1RD

Wyldes Noyse 11 am - providing popular music on authentic instruments and in period dress covering 600 years – from the Dark Ages to The Age of…

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King’s Lynn Town Hall and Guildhall

King's Lynn Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

A striking group of buildings. This complex comprises the Trinity Guildhall, the 1624 porch and Victorian council chamber. The Guildhall was built…

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Lath Mansion, Nelson Street

Nelson Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DY

No 15 is a fine mid-18th century house rebuilt in 1788. Six bays in two-and-a-half storeys. Brown brick with quoins and a big pedimented doorway…

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Lavender Hill Mob at St. Nicholas Chapel

St Nicholas Chapel, St. Ann's Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LT

Join the Lavender Hill Mob at the chapel where they sing and have fun. Performing at 2 pm at St. Nicholas Chapel will be the Lavender Hill…

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Lavender Lace Makers

Tourist Information Centre, The Custom House, Purfleet Quay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HP

Watch these ladies as they make lace using traditional skills.

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Live and Let Live, Windsor Road

Windsor Road, off London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5PL

Visit a genuine old back street boozer with the traditional public bar layout, an archive of documents and local stories to hear. These pubs…

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Lynn Museum

Old Market Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NL

Built as a Union Baptist Chapel in 1859. It has been a museum since 1904. Two galleries. The first has Sea Henge a timber circle from the bronze…

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Madrigal Singers - Chant We and Sing It

St. Nicholas Chapel, St. Anne's Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LT

At St. Nicholas Chapel, the Madrigal Singers ‘Sing We and Chant It’, with Elizabethan songs of love, loss and a good time! 11.30 am – 12.15pm

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Majestic Cinema

Tower Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EJ

A cinema built in 1928, an Art Deco tour de force. Tower with clock and fine proportions. Interior deserves attention with mouldings, painted…

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Marriotts Warehouse

The South Quay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DT

An impressive three storey Tudor warehouse mostly of brick. The Marriotts Warehouse Trust is supported by the cafe and restaurant on the ground…

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Massed Morris Dancers

Town Centre, King's Lynn, Norfolk

King’s Morris Dancers and their guest dancers consisting of six Morris teams from East Anglia will dance solo and together to pipes, fiddle…

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Miniature Railway in The Walks

The Walks, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PE

The King's Lynn Model Engineers Society kindly bring this portable railway to Heritage Open Day. Family fun.

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Muslim Community Centre (The West Norfolk Islamic Association)

14 - 15 London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5PA

On the east side of London Road is a fine terrace of buildings culminating in The Queen’s Arms, established as a pub in 1839 and named for the…

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Narborough Bone Mill

The Maltings, Main Road, Narborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1TE

We usually have the water wheel turning on open days. Refreshments and biscuits are available. We are dog friendly and have a team of volunteers…

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Nelson Shantymen

Various venues. See the programme., King's Lynn, Norfolk

Join the local Nelson Shantymen at various venues. Saturday Market Place at 12pm, on the South Quay at 1pm and Kings Staithe Square at 3pm.

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Our Lady of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church

London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5HQ

This church built in 1896 replaced a church by Pugin. It is made of local carstone in a 'crazy paving style' and has a turret carrying a spirelet.…

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Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9PS

It’s hard not to fall in love with Oxburgh Hall when you catch your first glimpse of the imposing brick manor house, reflected in the tranquil…

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Peter Godden - Father Henry Willis Organ at St.Nicholas Chapel

St. Ann's Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5LT

Peter Godden will give a talk and play the splendid Father Henry Willis Organ at St. Nicholas Chapel at 1230pm

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Purfleet Quay - East Norfolk Militia

Purfleet Quay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HP

A small group of militia are sent to Lynn in response to the Napoleonic threat of invasion from the Wash. Listen to their stories of army life and…

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Saffron in Norfolk

Prince of Wales House, Norton Street, Burnham Norton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8DR

Saffron-growing in North Norfolk lasted from the late Tudor period (and possibly earlier) to the Georgian era, and was re-started by us ten years…

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Saturday Market Place - performances and market

Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

The historic Saturday Market in front of The Minster. There will be Norfolk Heritage Market with Norfolk food, drink, bees and crafts. Massed…

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South Gate

South Gate Roundabout, London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5SX

A stone-fronted gate of brick over three storeys with polygonal corner turrets. The South Gate is the only surviving town gate and its earliest…

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St Andrew’s Church, West Dereham

Saint Andrew's Walk, West Dereham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9RT

Ground floor of church available to explore. Grade I listed round tower church with recent conservation work to tower, windows and porch. Many…

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St Faiths Church, Gaywood

St. Faith's Church,, Gayton Road,, Gaywood,, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4DZ

St. Faith's Church lies in the heart of Gaywood, which was not part of King's Lynn until 1937. The tower is a fine local example of early…

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St John The Evangelist Church

Blackfriars Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NT

St John the Evangelist by Anthony Salvin 1844-6 was designed to provide 800 free seats for an expanding population. It is known as 'The poor man's…

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St Nicholas Chapel

St Anns Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LT

St Nicholas's Chapel is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. This is the largest parochial chapel in England finished about 1420 and a…

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St Peter’s Church, West Lynn

108 St Peter's Road, West Lynn, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 3JT

Parts of a Norman church can be seen in the arches built into the wall of the east chancel. Nice little touches throughout. Mainly early medieval…

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T. S. Vancouver (Sea Cadets Training ship - on land)

South Quay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DS

The Training Ship Vancouver is the home of the King’s Lynn Sea Cadets. It is not actually a ship but as near to a ship on land that can be…

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Tastes of Norfolk - local market on Saturday Market Place

Lynn Minster, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

Visit the Tastes of Norfolk market on the traditional Saturday Market Place. Open on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019. Food, drink…

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The Baden Powell Fishing smack

At the pontoons, South Quay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DT

See the BADEN POWELL, named after the hero of Mafeking and founder of the Boy Scouts. She is a double ended topsand cockler, a fishing vessel of…

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The Bank House

Bank House Hotel, Bank House, Kings Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1RD

A very fine late 17th century town house with original banking house attached with three arched windows and Ionic pillars built in 1789. Two…

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The Guildhall of St George

King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HA

The early brick 15th century Guildhall of St George and its associated buildings are now the King's Lynn Arts Centre. It is the largest surviving…

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The Knights of Skirbeck and Phoenix Medieval Re-enactors in The Walks

The Walks, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PE

Phoenix Medieval Re-enactors & the Knights of Skirbeck have joined forces to bring you a spectacular day of medieval military life. 10 am Cannon…

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The Lattice House

The Lattice House, 37-39 Chapel Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EG

A late 15th-century timber-framed house with various later alterations and extensions. The Grade II listed building was connected to St Nicholas…

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The Pilot Office

Common Staithe Square, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LL

This is the home of the King’s Lynn Conservancy Board, who are responsible for the shipping in the river and the Wash approaches. It was built…

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The Red Mount Chapel

The Walks, King's Lynn, Norfolk

A beautiful unique wayside chapel from 1485. Grade 1 listed. Fine ceiling and unusual staircase in the wall. Octagonal, red brick. The upper…

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The South Quay

South Quay, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DT

A feast of traditional entertainment on The South Quay. at 12 pm King’s Morris Dancers and their guest dancers - the Morris Dancing team of…

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The Stories of Lynn

Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

Pop in to see a wonderful exhibition of 800 years of Lynn history. The Lynn town treasure including the King John Cup, maces and sword are on…

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The Walks

The Walks, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PE

Pick up a ‘Walks Tree Trail’ from the Tourist Information Office in Stories of Lynn at any time and get tree spotting. A historic urban park…

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Thoresby College

Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

A quadrangular complex founded in 1500 for 13 chantry priests attached to the Trinity Guildhall. It has a courtyard, Great Hall and residential…

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True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum

The North End Trust, Trues Yard, St. Anns Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LT

A Community Museum that celebrates the story of the North End fisher folk. Two Georgian cottages are set out as in the 19th-century period with a…

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Tuesday Market Place - World War II Air Raid Shelters

Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX

Visit the underground air raid shelters from WWII. This should be a very realistic visit to a unique site. These shelters were re-discovered…

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Vintage Bus Tour

The Bus Station - Bay H, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX

Take the vintage bus for a tour of the town or a trip out to Gaywood to visit The Highgate Methodist Chruch and St.Faith's. Full timetable in the…

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Wood House, 17 King Street

17 King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1ET

An exhibition of photographs taken by the King's Lynn Camera Club

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Wyldes Noyse

various venues, King's Lynn, Norfolk

The King's Lynn Waites music group providing historic music on authentic instruments from Medieval to the Renaissance.

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Talk: ‘The Priory & Parish Church of Lessingham All Saints, Norfolk’ by David Stannard

Lessingham Village Hall, School Road, Lessingham, Norfolk, NR12 0DJ

The talk and small exhibition in Lessingham Village Hall, focuses on how research into parishioners’ wills held by Norfolk Record Office can…

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Edwardian Pleasure Wherry Hathor at How Hill House, Ludham

How Hill Trust, How Hill House, How Hill Road, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5PG

HATHOR is the magnificent Edwardian Pleasure Wherry built in 1905 for Ethel and Helen Colman, two of the daughters of the founder of the Colman…

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Guided Walk to St Benet’s Abbey

Ludham Bridge Car Park, Ludham, Norfolk

Starting out at Ludham take a stroll along the River Bure, towards St Benet's Abbey, learning about the history of the landscape and the influence…

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St Benet’s Abbey Guided Walk & Tour

Meet at the lay-by next to the public toilets, Norwich Road (A1062), Ludham Bridge, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5NX

The guided walk will take you from Ludham Bridge to St Benet's Abbey along the Broads Authority permissive path which allows you wonderful views…

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St Benet’s Abbey: Guided Tours

St Benet's Abbey, St Benet's Road, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5NU

Please meet at the guided tour start point which is next to the Interpretation panel near the Mill/gatehouse. Your tour will take you back in time…

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Congregational Church

18A Cromer Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0HD

The Church was erected in 1856 and is the third Congregational Church built in the town. It is built of stone with a knapped flint covering which…

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Felmingham Old Station

Felmingham Old Station, Weavers Way, Church Road , Felmingham, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0LL

The Midland and Great Northern (M&GN) railway, somewhat affectionately known as the 'Muddle and Go Nowhere' line because of its meandering rural…

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North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust “Walk and Water” Open Day

Bradfield Road, Swafield, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0RH

A rare chance to visit two canal locks usually hidden from public view at Swafield. Walking alongside the canal passing many interesting features…

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Old Honing Railway Station at Briggate - Open Day

Briggate Old Station (Weavers Way), Station Road, Briggate, Honing, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9QX

Explore a wide range of features that have been discovered, from 600 million year old cobblestones (from where Sir David Attenborough found his…

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Paston College Nelson Room

Paston College, Grammar School Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9JL

Visitors will have access to the Nelson Room containing a range of Nelson Memorabilia. The Nelson Room was an old school room linked to the Paston…

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‘Forever A School of Freedom’: The Burston School Strike (1914-1939)

The Archive Centre, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQ

East Anglian Film Archive and Norfolk Record Office presents 'Forever a School of Freedom': The Burston School Strike (1914-1939). Celebrate the…

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1000 YEARS OF HISTORY, CHARACTERS & STORIES IN HAVERINGLAND

Haveringland Church, off Norwich Road, Haveringland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 4PW

Look at our 'people profiles' to discover how a saint, prime minister, poet, car maker, postmistress, lord and lady of our own 'Downton Abbey' …

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A Prayer Answered For Everyone

Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA

Leave your mark at St John’s Cathedral by taking part in this community art piece. Get crafty and make your own addition for the ‘A Prayer…

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A Walk on the Weird Side: The Weird Norfolk Norwich Trail

The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ

Join storyteller Richard Hughes and the Weird Sisters from Weird Norfolk, Siofra Connor and Stacia Briggs, on a curious tour through the streets…

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Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue

Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue, Essex Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2BL

You will be given a tour of the synagogue sanctuary and the building, and the Rabbi will give a short talk.

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Amelia Opie Walk

Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BN

Daughter of the radical Dr James Alderson, Amelia was baptised at the Octagon Chapel. She married the portrait painter John Opie and became a…

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Amelia Opie:  A Powerful Norwich Woman

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

This illustrated talk by Ann Farrant, biographer of the Norwich novelist and poet Amelia Opie (1769-1853). This year is the 250th anniversary of…

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Amelia Opie: The Quaker Celebrity

Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1EW

This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth in Norwich of Amelia Opie (née Alderson) whose friendship with the Quaker Gurneys was a crucial…

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American Airmen of WWII

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

The 2nd Air Division USAAF Memorial Trust library archives hold 30,000 documents, containing photos, diaries, memoirs and more.

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Backstage & Historical Tour of Norwich Playhouse

Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St. Georges Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

Norwich Playhouse is a busy and bustling theatre, with a popular riverside bar attached. Known for its brilliant rotation of comedy, theatre,…

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Beating the Bounds

Norwich, Norfolk

A guided walk with local historian David A. Berwick in central Norwich, following in the footsteps of our Georgian forebears. 50 striking parish…

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Big Lego Build – Rebuild the Library

Children's Library, Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Visit the Children's Library for this group activity led by Adam and Apryl, only suitable for over 8's. The Children's area & main library will be…

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Bishop’s House Garden

Bishop's House, St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1SB

One of Norwich's hidden secrets, the Bishop's Garden occupies 4 acres in the city centre. There has been a garden of sorts since around 1100 AD…

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Boardman House

Boardman House, Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SL

If NUA students need a lesson in design, they don’t have far look when studying in Boardman House. The Grade II listed Sunday school was…

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Building Norwich: How the Centuries have Shaped our Fine City

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Each century has made its mark on our city from the Normans in the 12th century to internationally renowned architects in the 20th and 21st. The…

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Cathedral Vestments Through the Ages

Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA

St John's Cathedral is home to some fascinating liturgical garments. View a display of some of our finest examples; from chasubles, cinctures,…

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Changing State - St Clements exhibition and open church

St Clement Church, Colegate / Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HZ

Set in the former parish church of St Clement at Fyebridge, Emily's work centres around the theme of transaction and exchange between the sacred…

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Chapel Field Road Methodist Church

Chapel Field Road Methodist Church, Chapel Field Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1SD

This church, designed by Edward Boardman, was opened in 1881 to accommodate 900 worshippers. Modifications have been made since but the church…

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Church of St John Maddermarket

Pottergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DS

This church in the Lanes area of Norwich, contains an important collection of medieval brasses to city mayors and dignitaries and a wealth of fine…

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City of Norwich School

City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6PP

City of Norwich School, an Ormiston Academy was established in 1910 and has over 109 years of heritage in Norfolk. The original building is still…

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Clare Leighton - The Farmers Year

The Greenhouse, 42-48 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NR

CLARE LEIGHTON (1989 - 1998) As a leading wood engraver Clare Leighton was a student at Brighton School of Art in the late 1910s, followed by…

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Colin & Susan Ticktum Charitable Trust

Norwich, Norfolk

Visitors will see the Trust collection of early silver spoons and its collection of East Anglian silver, which are housed in a vault. The…

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Commotion Time: walking Kett’s Rebellion and its religious connections

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust Ltd, St. Martin At Palace Centre, 15 St. Martin At Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RW

Taking place at St Martin at Palace Church - a site close to 'the action' - James Watts presents a lecture focussing of the story of Kett's…

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Crowdsourcing the Past: Digital Communities & Digital Heritage

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Dr. Lorna Richardson, UEA Lecturer in Digital Humanities, explores the world of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage. Using digital technologies to…

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Curat House/Fat Face

3-4 Haymarket, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1QD

This 15th-century merchant's house, now the shop Fat Face in Norwich, is perhaps most fondly remembered as Backs Wine Merchants and Bar. A behind…

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curious directive

St Simon and St Jude Church, 49 Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HG

A rare chance to see inside St Simon and St Jude, a deconsecrated 15th century church. It is now the home of theatre company curious directive,…

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Dare to Dream - Craftivism Workshop

The Forum , Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Take part in the Heritage Open Days national Unsung Stories project and join Sarah Corbett to explore stories of those in history who have made…

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Dutch, Walloon and Huguenot incomers to Norwich

Norwich Guildhall, Guildhall Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

The walk starts at the Guildhall and moves through the centre of Norwich looking at buildings and other features that illustrate the effect of the…

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Earlham Hall

Earlham Hall , University of East Anglia , Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

Tour of the Grade II 17th and 18th Century house with tour guide Nigel Wimhurst. Learn about Elizabeth Fry and the Gurney family, former residents…

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Eastern Daily Press Tours

Archant Community Media Ltd, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RE

During the 19th century, three prominent Norwich nonconformists decided to set up a newspaper to rival the Norwich Mercury. So began The Norfolk…

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Edwardian Wherry Yacht Norada at the Museum of the Broads, Stalham

The Museum of the Broads, The Staithe, Stalham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9DA

Wherry Yacht Norada was built in 1912. She is one of the last three remaining wherry yachts (all over 100 years old and built by famous Wroxham…

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Elm Hill walking tour

Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU

Once home to wealthy merchants, many of whom were Mayors of the city, the street was saved from demolition in the early 20th century and…

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Escape from Norfolk Heritage Centre

Norfolk Heritage Centre, Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Solve some puzzles and see our collections in a different light with this fun activity.

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Evelyn Suffield House, Home of the Norfolk Federation of WIs

Norfolk Federation of Womens Institutes, Evelyn Suffield House, 45 All Saints Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3LY

WIs raised the money to buy the house, no mean feat at the time as rationing was still in place. The House has had an interesting history, having…

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Exhibition of Historic Bibles at the Christadelphian Hall, Bramerton

Christadelphian Hall, The Street, Bramerton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7DW

The collection was first displayed in Bramerton to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The exhibition starts with a simple…

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Explore Eaton Park

South Park Avenue , Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7AZ

The guided walks will take in the main features of the park such as the buildings at the Bandstand/ Rotunda, the Lily pond, Boating Lake, the Rose…

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Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate - National Trust

National Trust, Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR

The Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room has something to feed the imagination. From…

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Flames to Forum: the Norwich Library Fire 25 years On

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Explore People Power - how local people came together to restore what was lost in the flames. Plus, discover how resources from the Norfolk…

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Flints! Children’s tudor treats activity - St Martin at Palace

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust Ltd, St. Martin At Palace Centre, 15 St. Martin At Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RW

Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity that looks after 18 medieval church buildings in Norwich which are no longer used for religious…

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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum CIO.

Kingsmuir, Low Road, Forncett St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1JJ

STEAM DAY. Wednesday 18th September. 2019. One of our visitors said, "...this is the best museum in Norfolk! Why-?- Because the exhibits actually…

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Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Resource Centre - ARC

Archive Resource Centre, 14 Gt. Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7JN

Our Archive Centre will be open for the third time this year. During the past year we have shared our stories and resources with 7,000 people…

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Guided Tours of Dragon Hall

115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall and take a guided tour of this fascinating building with one of our expert volunteers. Dragon Hall is…

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Hellesdon Parish Hall   “Mugs Morning Extra” Sat 21st Sept 10am to 2pm

Hellesdon Parish Hall, Low Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 5AE

This building was manufactured by Boulton and Paul of Norwich who also provided buildings for the Scott and the Shackleton expeditions to the…

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Heritage Sunday: People and Protest

Children's Library, Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Today's activities are inspired by archive items from the Norfolk Heritage Centre collections & celebrate People Power.

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Hidden Histories of Psychotherapy and Psychiatry in Norfolk

The Forum , Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Using footage from the East Anglian Film Archive, UEA academics Tim Snelson, Angela Graham and Georgia Walker Churchman look at how these…

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Hidden Places Tours

Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA

See the behind the scenes spaces of St John’s Cathedral, following spiral steps, hidden chapels, and even see inside the Cathedral House and…

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Historic Churches of Norwich - spacer z polskim przewodnikiem!

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust Ltd, St. Martin At Palace Centre, 15 St. Martin At Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RW

Norwich Historic Churches Trust sprawuje opiekę nad osiemnastoma średniowiecznymi kościołami w Norwich, które przestały pełnić funkcję…

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Hungate Medieval Art - exhibition-inspired family crafts

Hungate Medieval Art, St. Peters Hungate Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AE

As part of the 'Sacred and/or Secular' exhibition at Hungate Medieval Art, artists Laura Bygrave and Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer present 'C C C C' a…

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Inanna’s Festival

2 St. Andrews Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AD

A triple crossroads leads to the medieval thoroughfare of St Andrews Hill. You are invited into a 17th-century weaver's flint-walled house with…

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Indian Summer Fair

The Temple (V C S E A), New Road, Tunstall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3QE

The event gives a lovely first hand experience to the Indian Street Food and a gastronomic delight to lots of spicy and aromatic flavours sitting…

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Jack Roberts: The Photographer Time Forgot.

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Jack Roberts was a quiet and modest man who spent much of his life taking photographs of Norwich – a city he loved. These were often of roads,…

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John Lewis & Partners Norwich: Georgian Cottage Tour

John Lewis & Partners, All Saints Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3LX

Discover our Georgian cottages still situated within the store with an in-depth presentation from one of our Partners. Learn about the history of…

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Kett’s Rebellion Tour

Norwich, Norfolk

Kett's Rebellion took place in the summer of 1549. It began in Wymondham after a small group of peasants got together to protest against rich…

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Lazar House 2019

The Assist Trust, Lazar House, 219 Sprowston Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4HX

Join us at Lazar House, a former Leper Hospital dating back 900 years! The building has had a varied history, including as an almshouse, and more…

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Mabel Clarkson – Reformer, Activist, Councillor, Sherriff, Lord Mayor, Liberal to Labour

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Gill Blanchard is a historical biographer, local historian and professional genealogist and house historian based in Norwich She is the author of…

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Maddermarket Theatre Norwich

Maddermarket Theatre, St. Johns Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DR

Take a peek behind the scenes at the historic Maddermarket Theatre. The wardrobe department will also be open for you to try on a theatrical…

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Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head Hotel, 20 Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LB

A guided tour of the oldest hotel in England, including the Maids Head Bar, in constant use since 1287. Please note that there are MANY stairs.…

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Medieval origins of today’s remedies: a look into the John Innes herbals

John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH

Dr Joy Hawkins, Lecturer in Humanities, University of East Anglia, and Dr Anne Edwards, Plant scientist at the John Innes Centre, join forces to…

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Miriam Pratt: A Norwich Suffragette

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

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Morris Dancing in Norwich

Norwich, Norfolk

Norwich-based Golden Star Morris are hosting visiting dance teams from all over the country as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations,…

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Mousehold Heath Geology and Landscape Walk

Mousehold Heath, Car park below Zaks restaurant, half way up Gurney Road TG243101, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4HW

Travel back in time to explore this unique and undulating landscape and discover how this has been sculpted by natural processes and people.

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Mousehold Heath Past and Present Walk

Mousehold Heath, Car park below Zaks restaurant, half way up Gurney Road. TG243101, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4HW

Join a local historian and Norwich City Council Mousehold Heath warden, to discover the stories behind the ruins of a chapel, social uprisings and…

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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Museum of Norwich At the Bridewell, Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ

Across ten galleries and two floors discover the trades and industries which made the city of Norwich rich and powerful; from weaving to…

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Museum of the Broads

Museum of the Broads, Poors Staithe, The Staithe, Stalham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9DA

Welcome to the only waterside museum of Broadland life in a tranquil and picturesque location at Stalham Staithe. Explore Broadland's heritage…

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Nooks and Crannies walking tour

Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Norwich is a wonderful place to explore on foot, uncover fascinating stories about the city's historic nooks and crannies. All just a stones throw…

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Norfolk Family History Society

Kirby Hall, 70 St Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1LS

Due to popular demand, our Library is now open 3 days a week and the first Sunday of the month. There are over 4000 members world wide. For…

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Norfolk Heritage Centre: Behind the Scenes Tour

Norfolk Heritage Centre, Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

The Norfolk Heritage Centre will be open to the public so please do feel free to continue exploring or researching in your own time. after the tour.

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Norfolk Record Office: Second World War Experiences

The Archive Centre, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQ

Part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project this tour will include a chance to see the transfer studio and tape store not normally included…

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Norfolk Wherry Maud (the last clinker-built trader) on view

Pull's Ferry, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DZ

Maud's story began in 1899 when she was built on the banks of the river Yare at Reedham. There followed a hard life as a general cargo-carrying…

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Norfolk’s Fixed Defences Against Invasion in the Two World Wars

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, when Allied troops stormed the defences constructed by the German Army. The Norfolk…

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Norfolk’s Fixed Defences Against Invasion in the two World Wars: a talk by Chris Bird

St Martin at Palace Church, St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RW

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, when allied troops stormed the defences constructed by the German Army. The Norfolk…

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Norfolk’s National Trail and its Coastal Treasures

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

National Trail Officer Jack Davidson talks history and countryside access as he takes a look at the rich heritage of West Norfolk.

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Norwich Arts Centre - St Swithins Church

Norwich Art Centre, 51 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG

Internationally recognised and at the heart of Norwich’s cultural community, Norwich Arts Centre is a contemporary arts venue that delivers a…

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Norwich at Work, our Industrial Heritage: A conducted walk.

London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1HL

Contrary to popular belief, Norwich was an industrial city. Within the City Centre a vast array of goods were made; shoes, fabrics, clothes,…

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Norwich Castle Gaol: The People in the Prison

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Using a variety of historical sources, Colin will be revealing the human stories; human dramas involving love, betrayal, cruelty and compassion.…

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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

The Castle Museum, Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU

Discover the museum's outstanding galleries of archaeology, natural history, fine, decorative and contemporary art. Built as a royal palace over…

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Norwich Cathedral Broderers Guild

The Dean & Chapter of Norwich Cathedral, Chapter Office, 65 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DH

The Broderers’ Guild supports the work on textiles within the Cathedral as well as serving the wider needs of the Diocese itself and further…

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Norwich Cathedral Chapels and Chantries

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

The chantries were where daily masses were said for the rich and powerful men of their day until Henry VIII order their closure. Find out about…

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Norwich Cathedral Cloister

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

What was behind the doors leading off the Cloister? See the stories told in the medieval roof bosses, for which Norwich is so famous. And more!

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Norwich Cathedral Close

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

When the monastery was dissolved the materials used for the monastic buildings were recycled to build some of the grand houses we see today.

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Norwich Cathedral in the English Civil War

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

Norwich Cathedral had its share of Puritanical "cleansing" and the results of this are visible to this day. Not so well known is the suffering of…

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Norwich Cathedral Personalities

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

Stories from some of the personalities commemorated in Norwich Cathedral.

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Norwich Cathedral Stained Glass

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

See the Cathedral from the perspective of its windows, and learn about the styles and eras on display.

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Norwich Cathedral Treasury

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

There are outstanding examples of the skilled workmanship of both goldsmiths and silversmiths from the 14th century right through to recent times.…

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Norwich Cathedral: Edith Cavell

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

Edith Cavell was executed for treason against the Germans 12 October 1915. This was the result of her selfless service to others throughout her…

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Norwich Cathedral: Monastic Life

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

Follow in the footsteps of the monks as they went about their daily life in the Middle Ages up to the time of the Reformation.

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Norwich Cathedral: People who Shaped the Library

The Dean & Chapter of Norwich Cathedral, Chapter Office, 65 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DH

Drop into the Library and learn some of those stories through books, pictures and other material from the collections. You can also take the…

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Norwich Cathedral: Two Fighting Men

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

In the Middle Ages Norfolk could boast of a brave soldier who, loyal to his oath, served his king and rose to great heights and reaped the rewards…

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Norwich Cathedral: Writing on the Wall

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EH

This tour will explore some of the thousands of graffiti, together with some unusual monumental inscriptions.

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Norwich City Hall

City Hall, St. Peters Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NH

Norwich City Hall was designed by C.H. James and S. Rowland Pierce, the winners of an Architectural competition. The interior is a fine example…

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Norwich Dissenters Walk

Norwich, Norfolk

A guided walk, led by a Blue Badge guide, tracing the turbulent history of religious dissent in Norwich, calling in at some churches, chapels and…

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Norwich Heritage Photo Walk

Norwich, Norfolk

Dibs Photography is offering you the chance to brush up on your photographic skills in the history filled, fun, bright and busy city of Norwich,…

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Norwich in the time of Elizabeth 1

Strangers Hall, Charing Cross, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AL

Our walk traces the spectacular route of the queen through her second city in 1578. On the way we encounter the powerful aldermen with their…

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Norwich Magistrates Court, tour of Norman Ruins

Magistrates Court, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1UP

Tour of Norwich Magistrates court including a chance to see the well-preserved ruins of a Norman House beneath the undercroft of the courthouse,…

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Norwich Masonic Association

Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk, 47 St. Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JR

You will see our two Masonic Temples, along side other meeting / dining rooms. At the end of each tour there will be a short presentation on…

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Norwich Print Fair at St Margarets - Chruch of Art

St Margarets - Church of Art, 2 St. Margarets Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4TU

Having just celebrated its 23rd year, The Norwich Print Fair has grown to become one of the best loved and largest independent selling shows of…

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Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre, St. James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Puppet Theatre and delve into the history of both the theatre and the medieval church that it is housed in.…

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Norwich Quaker Meeting House

Quakers Religious Society, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1EW

Quakers first met on this site on Upper Goat Lane in the 1670s. In 1700 there were probably 500 Quakers in Norwich. Norwich has always been an…

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Norwich School Chapel

Norwich School, 69-71A The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DD

Norwich School dates back to the foundation of the Cathedral. Come and see the Chantry Chapel of St John the Evangelist, founded by Bishop John…

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Norwich Synagogue

Norwich Synagogue, 3A Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3RA

The Synagogue always enjoys welcoming visitors to their building and are always willing to answer questions. Refreshments will also be available.

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Norwich Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

A backstage tour of Norwich Theatre Royal looking at the stage and behind the scenes from a mixed point of view of technical, business, historical…

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Octagon Chapel

Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BN

We offer an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the architecture and history of this unique building and the people who have worshipped…

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Old Meeting House Congregational Church

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

One of the oldest surviving Separatist Chapels in the UK open for visitors. Built in 1693 the Chapel is one of the most important examples of…

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OPEN Youth Trust

Open Youth Trust, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF

This takes in the old Bank Vaults (now a secure storage facility), the former Bank Managers Offices and Dining Room (now conference and training…

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Orchards in the East: The History and Ecology of Orchards in the Eastern Counties

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Tom Williamson is a landscape historian and landscape archaeologist, who is currently leading an HLF-funded project studying the history and…

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Oulton Chapel and its People

Oulton Chapel, Hall Road, Oulton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NU

The Oulton Chapel and its People exhibition explores the life of people connected to this building. You will have an opportunity to read through…

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Outrage*us Archives

The Archive Centre, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQ

Discover the name of Lady Jane Buttes 16th century (presumably useless) horse from her probate inventory, and the Vicar of Middleton’s…

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Paston Heritage Society hosted at Saint Michael and All Angels Ruin, Bowthorpe.

Bowthorpe Church, Bowthorpe Hall Road, Bowthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9AA

Saturday September 21st from 1000 - 1600 hours. Visiting members of the Paston Heritage Society will interact with people of all ages, sharing…

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Phillipa Court, Boswells Yard

4 Philippa Court, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HS

In Medieval times Norwich was England's second city thanks to the dominance of its textile industry. This is one of the buildings that was central…

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Plantation Garden

4 , Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3DB

Join us for a day of celebration with FREE entry to the garden for all. There will be a full programme of music throughout the day and a selection…

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Portraits of Life - Exhibition

The Forum , Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

This community engagement social history project will celebrate some of Norwich’s long gone communities and buildings and reveal stories through…

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Power of the People in Place

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Dr Mark Hobbs, UEA Lecturer in the Humanities, focusses here on protests in Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square and other sites (both local and…

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Princes Street United Reformed Church

United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AZ

The church is celebrating it's 200th anniversary this year 1819 to 2019. Since re-opening in April 2015 after renovation, the building was…

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Pull’s Ferry Watergate Room

Pull's Ferry, The Watergate Room, Ferry Lane, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DZ

The 15th century Watergate Room, which is part of Pull's Ferry, is situated over the archway which leads from the Cathedral Close to the west bank…

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Putting on a Pageant: Norwich 1578.

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Queen Elizabeth I is coming to Norwich! Join us as we travel back to 1578 and discover how the people of Tudor Norwich prepared the city for a…

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Railway and River Walk

The Bure Valley Railway station carpark, Stracey Road, Buxton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5ET

This is a 3.2 mile escorted circular walk from Buxton via Mayton Bridge. The walk starts at Buxton Station and continues along the Bure Valley…

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Raveningham Hall

Raveningham Hall, Raveningham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6NS

A short tour of the public rooms at Raveningham Hall, given by the owner Sir Nicholas Bacon. This will include some of the Art Collection.

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Revelation Resource Centre, St Michael-at-Plea Church, Redwell Street, Norwich, NR2 4SN

Norwich Christian Resource Centre, St. Michael At Plea Church, Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SN

Cafe serving delicious coffee, bacon rolls, scones as well as high quality yet reasonably priced lunches . ' For All the Saints' quiz with…

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Riverlands at Blickling Estate

Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

We rely on rivers. As the lifeblood of our country they provide us with water for us to drink and grow crops, powering industries and providing…

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Robert Toppes, Dragon Hall

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

We do not know Robert Toppes’s origins or exactly when he was born, but he became a very successful entrepreneur after he acquired the Dragon…

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Rosary Cemetery

Rosary Cemetery, Rosary Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RT

Set in Grade II* listed grounds, the cemetery encapsulates the history of Victorian Norwich. Internationally known members of the Colman, Jarrold…

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Rosie’s Plaques: The Story So Far

Norfolk County Council, Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Expect funny stories, feminism and singing. You can even take part... Tickets are free and available through Norfolk Heritage Centre or The…

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Sacred and/or Secular - Hungate Medieval Art

Hungate Medieval Art, St. Peter Hungate Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AE

Hungate Medieval Art hosts an exhibition organised by the HERILIGION project (UEA), telling the remarkable history of how a small city church was…

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Second Air Division Memorial Library: Behind the Scenes Tour

2nd Air Division USAAF Memorial Library, Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

During this tour you will have the opportunity to explore the collections & ask questions & take photos in a friendly informal environment.

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Shakespeare at St Martins

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust Ltd, St. Martin At Palace Centre, 15 St. Martin At Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RW

Actors will perform a selection of scenes and monologues put together especially for St Martin at Palace and the Norwich Historic Churches Trust.…

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Shardlake’s journey to Kett’s Heights

St Matthew's Church, Telegraph Lane West, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4JA

Robert Kett and his 16,000 followers besieged the city from here in 1549 and you will be able to see for yourselves what a strategic position this…

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Shardlake’s Norwich Guided Tour

Maids Head Hotel, 20 Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1LB

The tour starts and finishes at the Maids Head Hotel and includes Tombland, the ancient Anglo-Scandinavian Market Place, Augustine Steward’s…

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Special Joint Heritage Service Between St. Stephens Church & Old Meeting House Congregational Church

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

Two of Norwich's most historic churches are joining together for a special heritage service to remember the rich Christian history of…

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St Andrew’s Church, Eaton

St. Andrews Church, 41 Church Lane, Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6NW

13th-century thatched church with a 15th-century perpendicular styled tower. There are medieval paintings (c.1370) in the re-ordered church. An…

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St Augustine’s Church, Norwich

St Augustines Church, St Augustines Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BY

The rare and distinctive seventeenth-century brick tower of St Augustine's is the only one of its kind in Norwich. This medieval city church, the…

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St Catherine’s Church

298 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2RJ

Grade II* listed building consecrated November 1936, with carved stone reredos, elaborately carved communion table and six bells - the oldest made…

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St Edmund’s Church

House of Prayer, Fishergate Centre, Fishergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1SE

Small and unusual medieval parish church in the care of Norwich Historic Churches Trust. Now used as a Christian House of Prayer.

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St Etheldreda’s Church

St. Etheldreda's Artists Studios, King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

The building is a beautiful, round-towered medieval church in its own grounds, situated opposite Wensum Lodge in King Street. It is managed by the…

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St George’s Church, Tombland

The Church of St. George Tombland, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AE

The church is laid out in the Church of England High Church style and is one of the eight medieval city churches in regular weekly use.…

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St Giles-on-the-Hill

41-45 St. Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AB

This medieval parish church has the tallest of the city's church towers. It is still used for regular worship. Come and see the fine hammerbeam…

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St Gregory’s Antiques and Collectables

St Gregorys Antiques and Collectables, Pottergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1ER

The former St Gregory's Church on Pottergate is now home to St Gregory's Antiques and Collectables. The church is largely 14th and 15th century…

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St James Mill

Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

Grade I listed former yarn mill. Plans for the mill started in 1833 in an attempt to regenerate the yarn industry in Norwich in the face of…

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St Mark’s Church Lakenham, Norwich

St. Marks Church, Hall Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3HL

St Mark’s Church (1844) is a Victorian church and has a stunning interior extensively restored after receiving grants from the Heritage Lottery …

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St Martin at Palace - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust Ltd, St. Martin At Palace Centre, 15 St. Martin At Palace Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RW

Special weekend opening hours at the Norwich Historic Churches Trust, located in St Martin at Palace. St Martin's is one of the oldest churches in…

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St Mary Coslany Church, Norwich

St Mary's Church, St Mary's Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3AF

St Mary Coslany has a claim to be one of the oldest of Norwich's medieval churches, as evidenced by its round tower, constructed in the late…

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St Mary’s Works

The Shoe Factory Social Club , St Mary's Works, St Mary's Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3AF

The Sexton & Son Shoe Factory at St Mary's Works has been empty for some time. Currently being used as a "meantime" Arts Venue (The Shoe Factory…

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St Peter Parmentergate - Conservation and Tower Tour

St. Peter Parmentergate Church, 76 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1PG

The Conservation Manager of Norwich Historic Churches Trust will take small groups on a tour of the stunning St Pater Parmentergate. You will get…

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St Saviour church open to the public

St Saviour Church, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AA

Visitors can view the interior of the church.

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