Heritage Open Days in the East of England 2018

Heritage Open Days is back, and for the first time ever it will take place over two long weekends.

An aerial view of Blickling Estate

Blickling Estate, Norfolk 

Head behind the scenes at Blickling Estate on two new guided walks. On the 8 and 9 September, join us for a walk through Hercules Wood, not normally open to visitors. Then on 15 and 16 September, discover the role Blickling played during the Second World War with a walk to Oulton Air Field. There will also be free entry to the house and gardens on 6 September.

Visitors enjoying the Transitions in Time installation at Peckover House, Wisbech

Peckover House & Gardens, Cambridgeshire 

Meet the artists, Sarah Evans and David Kefford; who have taken inspiration from the families that once lived at Peckover House, to create a special installation for 2018. Transitions in Time, is a celebration of old and new, tradition and innovation.

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!

A couple looking up at the paintings on the wall

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 

Bring your friends and explore Felbrigg Hall for free on the 13 and 14 September. Step inside the hall, which is a mixture of opulence and homeliness; or wander around the gardens where you'll discover wild and exotic plants, that continue to provide colour well into autumn.

Horsey Windpump with cows in the foreground

Horsey Windpump, Norfolk 

In 2016 we kicked off an exciting and ambitious project to restore Horsey Windpump in the Norfolk Broads. Find out how work is progressing on this iconic building, as we gradually bring the windpump back to life and sail towards the last six months of this project.

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.

Boy dressed in costume at Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk  

This 16th-century quayside building reflects the life and times of the families who lived here from the Tudor to Victorian period. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. Admission is free between 6 to 9 September.

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 8 September. Why not come and have a look around?