Heritage Open Day 2019

The oldest building in Flatford	Valley Farm, Flatford

Saturday 14 September 11:00 - 16:00. Take this opportunity to visit some of our hidden gems that are unlocked for this special occasion.

" Heritage Open Days is England's biggest festival of history and culture involving over 40,000 volunteers. Every year over four days in September, thousands of events across the country invite you in to explore local treasures of every age, style and function. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE."
- Heritage Open Days

As well as visiting Bridge Cottage take this opportunity to view these other historical buildings, all within easy reach of Flatford.

Valley Farm at Flatford, Sherman's Hall at Dedham and nearby Thorington Hall will all unlock their doors to allow visitors the chance to inspect their hidden charms and history.

A close up of the underneath of the Thorington carved, wooden staircase which has a heart-shaped whole carved through the middle of it

Discovering Thorington Hall

Look for the many little mysteries left behind at the hall, including signs of witchcraft and superstitious elements. Former residents have also left their mark in the form of graffiti.

National Trust - Sherman's Hall

Sherman's Hall

An interesting Grade 1 listed house with a Georgian facade.