Heritage Open Days in the East of England

Heritage Open Days is back. 2019 is a special year - not only will it be taking place over ten days from 13 to 22 September, but we'll be celebrating 25 years of this festival.

Father and children in the dahlia garden

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

Come and explore Anglesey Abbey on the 13 and 14 September, when you'll be able to enjoy dazzling dahlias in the garden, as well as creative and colourful pop-up installations made from these beautiful flowers, located around the house and grounds.

Close up of the exterior of Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill, Essex 

A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Bourne Mill was built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. Step inside for free as part of Heritage Open Days and discover more about this fascinating building in Colchester.

Exterior of Thorington Hall

Thorington Hall, Suffolk 

Thorington Hall is now one of our larger holiday cottages, but we still open the doors to visitors on Heritage Open Day, so you can wander around this fascinating timer-framed farmhouse that dates back to the 1600s. Look out for 17th-century graffiti on the panes of the west staircase window and witchmarks on the staircase!

National Trust - Sherman's Hall

Sherman's House, Suffolk 

In the heart of Dedham, hidden behind a Georgian façade, Sherman's House is a beautiful medieval townhouse, which has links with the famous Sherman Family and the history of the village. Only open one day a year, come and take a sneak peek inside.

The oldest building in Flatford	Valley Farm, Flatford

Valley Farm, Suffolk 

Valley Farm is the oldest building in the hamlet of Flatford, which was made famous by the great landscape artist, John Constable. Built in the mid-15th century, it was once home to wealthy farmers. Today it's leased to the Field Studies Council, but will be open for free on 14 September. Why not come and have a look around?