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open day at the cemetery

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

On SATURDAY 15th 11am - 4pm we will have all of the registers available for viewing from the opening of the cemetery in 1855.It will be possible…

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St Mary’s Church, Felmersham, Bedfordshire

High Road, Felmersham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7JP

St Mary's Church, Felmersham, is awarded 3 stars in Simon Jenkins ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’. The Church is a fine example of Early…

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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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St John The Baptist Church, Cockayne Hatley

St. Joun the Baptist Church, , Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, SG19 2EA

The church of St. John the Baptist is a lovely 12th century country church situated at the gates of an ancient hall, the ancestral home of the…

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Luton Hoo Walled Garden

The Luton Hoo Walled Garden, Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4LF

Designed by Capability Brown for the 3rd Earl of Bute in 1769 and now being restored to its former splendour, this 5 acre octagonal garden is …

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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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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 rare in the UK and this is the only remaining…

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St Mary’s Church Burwell

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

The tower will be open for tours and an opportunity to see the magnificent view from the top. for the WWI centenary, we will be focussing on those…

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Beverley Nichols Weekend

Glatton Village Hall, High Haden Rd, Glatton, , Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5RU

Hailed as one of the original “Bright Young Things” of the 1920s, prolific English author Beverley Nichols wrote more than 60 books, including…

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A Taste of the Priestgate Vaults

Vivacity Culture & Leisure, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1LF

Explore layers of history and meet people from the past, associated with the building which now houses Peterborough Museum. Get a taste of the…

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

Meet outside 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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St Botolph’s Church, Longthorpe, Peterborough

St. Botolphs C of E Church, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6LU

Listen to talks on the church’s history lasting about 30 minutes at 11am and 2pm. At other times listen to music, watch a Powerpoint…

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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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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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Castle Square United Reformed Church

6 Union Place, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1HB

Foundation stone laid May 4th 1818; opened for public worship December 9th 1818. A Georgian non-conformist church still in use for its original…

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Wisbech Corn Exchange

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

Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust proudly presents a Heritage Open Day revealing the long and diverse history of the principal centre for…

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Wisbech General Cemetery

The Old Chapel, 26A North End, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1PE

Wisbech General Cemetery is nationally significant as one of very few non-denominational burial places established in English towns and cities…

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Wisbech High Street Project : Display and Tours

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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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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Warley Place Nature Reserve

Warley Place, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex

Ellen Willmott lived at Warley Place, Great Warley, from 1876 until her death in 1934. She had the most wonderful gardens there, with plants…

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A guided walk to discover how Chelmsford became industrialised and enjoy the beautiful water meadows

Park & Ride Terminus, Maldon Road, Sandon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7RU

Enjoy the dramatic contrast between the busy A12 and surrounding roads and the peace and solitude of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation – a…

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All Saints church Stock - a special guided tour

All Saints' Church, Stock Road, Stock, Chelmsford, Essex, CM4 9BN

Inside beyond the medieval porch there are a number of unique features such as; • An early 15th century font. • Rood figures carved in lime…

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Behind the scenes Tours of the Civic Theatres

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

Help us to celebrate the 56th Birthday of Chelmsford Theatres! Take a personal tour backstage at our Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio led by…

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Chelmsford Museum Past, Present and Future

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ

Chelmsford Museum is set in the lovely Victorian Grade 2 listed Oaklands House, built in 1865 in the Italianate style for the brewer, Frederick…

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Discover Danbury’s Hilltop Heritage

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

The conducted tour will start on the Church Green at the top of Danbury hill. The secular buildings around the hill will be identified and their…

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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 (Kingston Crescent)

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 - Open Day & Book Festival

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

The Heritage room will be open for access to archives and information about Galleywood, these archives include information on the history of the…

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Grace Chappelow & Anne Knight, two extraordinary local Chelmsford women

The Transition, The Anne Knight buildings, Fenton Court City Park West , Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LW

Grace Chappelow was from Hatfield Peverel and was known to be an active suffragette. Because of her mischievous actions, including smashing…

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History Tour of Chelmsford Cathedral

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

The tour will also include a commentary on the many different forms of artwork that are displayed inside the Cathedral. After the tour the…

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Hylands House

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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Little Baddow History Centre and United Reform Church

Church Road, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4BE

There will be an exhibition featuring ‘Our Farming Community’ in the History Centre and a chance to explore the extensive archive available in…

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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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Marconi Ponds Nature Reserve - historical walking tours

Close to the 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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Marriage’s Flour Mill Tours

Marriage Millers, Chelmer Mills, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1PN

We have been producing flour at Chelmer Mills since 1899. Whilst our technology has improved the principles and the main building remain the same…

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Sandford Mill Industrial Museum

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

Originally a medieval water mill, on a river spur off the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, the site was converted to a water works in the 1920s…

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St. Mary & St. Edward’s Parish Church West Hanningfield - Historical Open Day

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

Discover :- • The carved face. • How Historic England dated the belfry to 1383 using dendrochronology, making it of National…

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Staplegrove “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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Tours of Pleshey Castle

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

Nick Wickenden explains the archaeological history and origins of the surrounding area, and the Norman motte-and-bailey castle, which was built…

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“King John’s Hunting Lodge” an afternoon lecture at Writtle University College

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

Built around 1211 in the parish of Writtle it comprised of a series of structures enclosed by a moat. The term ‘hunting lodge’ was frequently…

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“‘Doing their Bit’ Women’s Suffrage Movements and the Great War”

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

Dr Numan tells the true story of the ladies working in a First World War field hospital organised and run by the suffrage movement. With the…

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Clacton: A seaside heritage walk

Venetian Bridge, Marine Parade East, Clacton, Essex, CO15 1PS

Starting from the iconic Venetian Bridge on the Clacton seafront, your walk with Blue Badge Guide Josie will take you along the promenade and…

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Boxted Airfield Museum Buildings 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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Colchester Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House, 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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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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Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens

Museum of Harlow, Muskham Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LF

Harlow Museum is situated in the 17th Century Gardens of Mark Hall Manor which was lost to a fire in the 1950s. The manor’s stable block is now…

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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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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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Greenwoods Hotel a 17th Century Manor House hosting a local history talk

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

The manor house is a listed building with architectural features including wood panelled rooms. The grounds have a walled garden and a vintage…

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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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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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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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HM Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Service

The Quay, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

On Sunday 9th September, local residents will gather to remember the brave men and women who kept our “Island Nation” afloat during both…

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Maldon District Museum

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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Moot Hall -  Friday 7th September 7pm - Talk on Early Modern Torture - Dr Helen Kemp

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

On Friday 7th September Moot Hall will be celebrating its annual D'arcy Day, when we remember Sir Robert D'arcy, who built the Hall in 1420. This…

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Museum of Power - Heritage Weekend

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

The Museum, a unique and fascinating experience for all the family, is located at Langford, near Maldon, Essex and is easily accessible from the…

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The Maeldune Heritage Centre

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

We are home to the wonderful Maldon Embroidery, created to celebrate 1000 years of Maldon's history. It is 42ft long and took 86 local…

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The Moot Hall, Maldon

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 Plumes Library, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

Thomas Plume’s Library was founded in 1704 under the terms of the will of Dr Thomas Plume, Vicar of Greenwich and Archdeacon of Rochester, who…

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Thomas Plume’s Library

1 Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

Thomas Plume’s Library was founded in 1704 under the terms of the will of Dr Thomas Plume, Vicar of Greenwich and Archdeacon of Rochester, who…

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St. Andrew’s & St. Christopher’s - Extraordinary Women

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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Southchurch Hall Open Day

Southchurch Hall Museum, Southchurch Hall Gardens, Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2TE

Southchurch Hall is a medieval moated manor house situated in the beautiful grounds of Southchurch Hall Gardens. It is cared for by Southend…

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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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‘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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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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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, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Guided tours of Berkhamsted Castle, a typical motte and bailey Norman castle, built originally as a timber structure by William the Conqueror's…

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Berkhamsted Town Hall

196 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3BA

Victorian Gothic market house and town hall. Architect Edward Buckton Lamb - built in 1859, extended in 1890, restored 1983-1999. The first floor…

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BFI National Archive, John Paul Getty Jnr. Conservation Centre, Berkhamsted

BFI National Archive, J Paul Getty Jnr Conservation Centre, Kingshill Way, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3TP

The BFI National Archive opens the doors to the John Paul Getty Jnr Conservation Centre for another year, providing rare public access to the…

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Exploring Garrison Town Berkhamsted 1914-18 - A Short Then and Now Tour of Places Special to IOCOTC

Railway Station, Brownlow Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HB

The tour will take you to the various places in the town centre which were special for the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps who spent some…

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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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Rectory Lane Cemetery

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

At our HOD you can discover gravestones where they are see why some are missing, what they are made of , the changing fashions of memorials and…

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Remembering the Fallen and those on the Home Front Berkhamsted in WWI

St Peter's Church , High Street , Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1AX

The guided tour will start at the town memorial now by the west door of St Peter's but originally in the town centre. In St Peter's church we…

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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 is put on to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. There will be a short introduction explaining Repton's plans for the…

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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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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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Tours of Dacorum Heritage Trust Museum Store

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

The Dacorum Heritage Trust is an accredited museum, based at the Museum Store, a converted Fire Station. It houses collections from the different…

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All Saints Parish Church, Bishop’s Stortford

All Saints Church, Stansted Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2DY

All Saints Church was built in 1937 to replace a Victorian Church which had been destroyed by fire. It was designed by Stephen Dykes Bower and is…

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Seven churches in one day

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

The tour will start at St Michael's church the mediaeval parish church and will include the Catholic church, two further Anglican churches, and…

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St Joseph and the English Martyrs Catholic Church, Bishop’s Stortford

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

While the church is normally open to the public, on Saturday 8 September the church will be one of those included in the seven churches in a day…

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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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Murphy TV and Radio Day at Mill Green Mill & Museum

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

Join us for Heritage Open Day on Sunday 9 September 2018, 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

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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A guided tour of Humphry Repton’s landscape at the East India College, Haileybury

Haileybury , Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7NU

The guided tours will explore the development of the East India College landscape at Haileybury to mark the bi-centenary of Humphry Repton’s…

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Hertford Castle Heritage Day

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

As part of National Heritage Weekend, Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public free of charge. Visitors are able to explore the basement,…

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Hertford Heritage Trail - Blue Plaques

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

The trail includes the oldest purpose-built Quaker meeting house in the country, the Georgian Shire Hall overlooking Fore Street’s rare…

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Exploring Beech Bottom Dyke and Bernards Heath in St Albans, Hertfordshire

St Saviour's Church Hall , Sandpit Lane , St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4DF

The Dyke is St Albans' least known heritage asset. It is a huge Scheduled Ancient Monument running round the north of the city. Rendezvous…

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St Albans Cathedral Tower Tours

1 Sumpter Yard, Holywell Hill, 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 Clock Tower

Clock Tower, Market Place, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DL

Climb the 93 steps to the top of the only medieval town belfry in England and enjoy the magnificent views of the Cathedral, the historic city of…

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St Albans Signal Box and Railway Museum

The Signal Box, Ridgemont Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL13AJ

This year is the 150th anniversary of the coming of the Midland Railway through St Albans. The Signal box will celebrate this with a photographic…

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St Albans TimeTurner Festival

Catherine St, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

On Sunday 16 September, the second weekend of Heritage Open Days, St Albans will be going back in time. Streets in the city centre will be themed…

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Heritage Open Day at 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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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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Elsing/In Celebration of the Plough

St. Mary's Church/Elsing Village Hall, Church Street, Elsing, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3EA

The old red and blue 'gallus' plough made in the early 1900's by Larkmans of Besthorpe and donated by a local farmer, now stands in ruins at the…

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A Brush With the Past

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

From the Victorian period right through to the 1950s brush making was a major industry in the South Norfolk towns of Wymondham, Diss and…

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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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Burgh Castle Almanac: walking with intent at Burgh Castle Roman Fort

Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QG

This walk in the beautiful surroundings of Burgh Castle Roman Fort is an opportunity to meet local people who are using the site to explore…

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Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service Ltd. Heritage Centre

The Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ

See the fastest all-weather lifeboat in the country. Over 200 years of lifeboat history is told through exhibits and story boards. Also housed in…

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Guided Tour of Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle, Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QB

Burgh Castle is one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in the country. Built in the late 3rd century AD on a low cliff above the Waveney…

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Heritage Guided Walk

Fishermens Hospital , Market Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1PB

Take a guided heritage walk along the unique Great Yarmouth Rows full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained heritage tour guides…

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Heritage Guided Walk - Medieval Wall

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

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John…

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Historic Cruiser - Spark of Light

Herbert Woods LLP, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5JF

View on board the oldest hire cruiser afloat, Spark of Light. Built in 1926 by the Broadland pioneer Mr Herbert Woods at his boatyard in Potter…

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Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump, Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EE

The ambitious and exciting restoration project of Horsey Windpump kicked off in 2016 and has seen this iconic broadland landmark brought back to…

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Royal Naval Hospital

Queens Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JU

Built in 1811, this former Navy hospital was built for Nelson's men. It was never used for them but treated naval staff, some of whom suffered…

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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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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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Change MInds: archives and mental health

Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ

Join members of the Change Minds group with Norfolk Record Office at Stories of Lynn in Kings Lynn Town Hall. Explore and imagine life in Norfolk…

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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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Edwardian Pleasure Wherry 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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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 the Interpretation panel near the Mill/gatehouse. Your tour will take you back in time to the…

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Felmingham old station viewing

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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Old Honing Train 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 over the last year, from 600 million year old cobblestones (from where Sir David…

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‘Saving A Historic Norfolk Wherry Fleet’ – How a Broads charity is ‘Keeping History Sailing’

Millennium Plain, Bethel St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

In 2005 the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust (WYCCT) was set up with the prime objective being to restore to sailing condition the Pleasure…

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‘Sharing Repton’ Catton Park Open Day

Catton Park, Oak Lane, Old Catton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7DB

In conjunction with The Garden Trust, Catton Park will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 16th September 2018 as part of the Heritage Open Day…

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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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All Mouth, No Trousers- Open rehearsal and Q&A with The Common Lot theatre company

Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

Composed entirely of original material by local writers it will be performed by members of The Common Lot Theatre Company in the pubs, clubs and…

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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 to it. Known for its brilliant rotation of comedy,…

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Blickling Estate Walks

Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

Hercules Wood walk | Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th at 11am, leaving from the 4 acre field behind Blickling’s main car park, NR11…

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Boardman House & Norwich University of the Arts’ ‘Buildings that Inspire’

Boardman House, Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SL

Jenny Harvey and Matt Griggs from Hudson Architects will lead the tour of three of NUA's recently renovated buildings. The tour begins at Boardman…

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Caistor Family Fun Day

Caistor Roman Town, Caistor St Edmund, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8QL

Join us to explore all things Roman on the site of what was once a busy Roman town - Venta Icenorum. Bring along an old toothbrush and come and…

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Carrow Hill and the River

Ber Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13GE

A 1 hour guided walk from the top of Carrow Hill down to the river, led by a City Guide. It's a chance to see an impressive stretch of medieval…

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Concert: St Helen’s Church, Bishopgate, Norwich - ‘Women in Music and Song’

Great Hospital, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EL

You will enjoy a musical journey picking up on the names of Women who are mentioned in National Traditional Songs and Airs and those also…

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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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Eaton Park Rooftop tours

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue , Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7AZ

Friends of Eaton Park are organising this event which includes a briefing on the history and develoment of the park and the chance to take in some…

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Edwardian Wherry Yacht at the Museum of the Broads, Stalham

The Museum of the Broads, The Staithe, Stalham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9DA

Wherry Yachts, built in the early 1900s, were the wealthy Edwardian's way of enjoying the peace and calm of the Broads in the days before the less…

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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 400 years since the King James Bible was first published. The exhibition starts…

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Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate - National Trust

National Trust, Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR

One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia, the Hall is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where…

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Forncett Industrial Steam Museum

Kingsmuir, Low Road, Forncett St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1JJ

Come and see some giants of our industrial past. The steam engine that used to open London's famous Tower Bridge. The 600 horse power Triple…

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Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Resource Centre (ARC)

Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Resource Centre, 14 Gt. Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7JN

Girlguiding Norfolk's Archive Resource Centre (ARC) is delighted to open its doors to the public for its second Heritage Open Days event! We…

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Guided Tours of Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building with…

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Guildhall Tour

The Guildhall, Gaol Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JS

The Norwich Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval civic building in the country outside London and central to civic and judicial life for…

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Hatched, Matched and Dispatched

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

How typical were large families in rural Norfolk after 1750? Rowena Burgess, Lecturer in Humanities at UEA explores this question in her talk.…

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Hathor – The Story of an Edwardian Pleasure Wherry: 1905 – 2018

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Built in Reedham in 1905 for Helen and Ethel Colman, two of the daughters of the founder of the Colman’s Mustard company, the Pleasure Wherry…

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Hidden History

The Missing Kind, 21-23 Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3DH

It’s been one year since we made the mysterious space beneath our historic Grade 2 listed building open to the public. Last year, as part of…

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Historic King Street

King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1IPH

King Street has a long and chequered history from its early days of wharves and wherries to medieval mansions and victorian industry. This short…

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Historical Talk

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

The title of the talk is: The Barbarous Murder of a Dissenting Weaver. The Extraordinary History of Mr. Bryant Lewis, Found Murdered upon Thetford…

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Jarrolds

Jarrolds, 1-11 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JF

A tour around the Jarrold Department store looking at the history of the building and visiting areas not usually seen by our customers. Jarrolds…

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John Innes Centre:  Gardening for butterflies

John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH

An illustrated talk by scientist Dr Ian Bedford, followed by a rare books display of butterfly and moth books from the John Innes Historical…

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John Jarrold Print Museum

Jarrold & Sons Ltd, St. James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1SH

The John Jarrold Printing Museum is arranged as a regular printing office. There are four sections Hand-composing with mechanical-composing - the…

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Lazar House

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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Lecture on Harriet Martineau

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Stuart Hobday, author of 'Encounters With Harriet Martineau', will give an evening lecture on this extraordinary woman, who was a citizen of…

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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

8 Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ

The undercroft was constructed in 1325 when the house currently on the site of the museum was owned by a wealthy merchant, Geoffrey de Salle. By…

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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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Norfolk Folk Tales from Other Lands

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky, long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. While some…

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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 Talking Statues

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Visit the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, as a starting point for the Talking Statues tour across the…

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NR Own Words: Lakenham speaks!

Old Lakenham Community Centre, 71 - 75 Harwood Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2TR

Since May, The Forum has been working with Norwich Girl Guides on a social history project called NR Own Words: Lakenham Speaks! Using an…

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Nurses, Laundresses, Midwives, Wise Women: Medieval Women as Healers

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Much attention has been paid to the medieval physician and surgeon, but behind the scenes, there was a whole host of female healers, mopping up…

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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

Built in 1693 the Chapel is one of the most important examples of Free Church architecture in the UK. It is of Dutch influence where the…

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Old Meeting House Congregational Church

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

Built in 1693 the Chapel is one of the most important examples of Free Church architecture in the UK. It is of Dutch influence where the…

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Open Church at St. Augustine’s, Norwich

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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Organ Recital: St Helen’s Church, Bishopgate, Norwich.

Great Hospital, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EL

The organ in St. Helen's Church is normally only used for the accompaniment of the regular services. It is not usually heard as a solo instrument…

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Princes Street United Reformed Church

United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AZ

The church closed in 2013 to undergo renovation and updating. Since re-opening in April 2015 the building was nominated for several awards:…

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Pull’s Ferry Watergate Room

Pull's Ferry, The Watergate Room, 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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Put the Story in History

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Why not try your hand at telling your own story? Come and talk to our Heritage Open Day writer in residence about researching and writing family…

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Sing on Saturday

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

We will be singing popular traditional hymns for about an hour and each hymn will be introduced by a short introduction on how it came to be…

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St Clement’s Church - The Life of a Stonemasons’ Guild

The Stonemasons' Lodge, St Clement's Church, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HZ

Step inside a genuine working stonemasons' lodge and encounter a heritage that has stayed alive through a lineage of Guild Masters since 1080. See…

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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 Michael’s and All Angels Ruin, Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe Church, Bowthorpe Hall Road, Bowthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9AA

Detective trail for children. Thirty archaeological features to spot for those seeking a challenge. A self-guided, all-age Heritage and Nature…

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St Peter Mancroft Ringing Chamber

The Church of St. Peter Mancroft, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1QZ

The MRDC celebrates the glory of St Peter Mancroft's bells which have sounded out across the city since they were cast in 1775. The tower and…

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