What to expect in 2020

We are closed until Easter 2020 and the programme of events is currently being compiled. Together with the usual walking trails, tours and exhibitions, expect displays to celebrate the Ness having been open for 25 years.

Events and activities for 2020

The 2020 programme is currently being published and events available at the moment can be found in the What's on section on the Home page or click here for detail. Watch this space for further updates.

Opening times 2020

Our next open days will be at Easter when we are open Good Friday 10 April, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

From 18 April to 20 June we are open Saturdays only. Additional days are Friday and Sunday of VE day bank holiday weekend and Sunday and Monday for the Spring bank holiday.

From 23 June to 26 September we are open Tuesday to Saturday plus Sunday and Monday for August bank holiday weekend

From 3 - 31 October we are back to Saturday only

Would you like to volunteer on Orford Ness?

Become a Ranger or help behind the scenes. Whatever you do you will always learn something new about this intriguing place and enjoy your time here. For more information see Join the Orford Ness team or for general information on volunteering, see the link below.

What else is happening on the Ness

For regular updates and photos follow Orford Ness on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram

Policy for drones on Orford Ness

Please note that the use of drones is not permitted on the Ness. See here for full details.

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Early days

History of Orford Ness 

The shifting shingle has altered the landscape over many years and the Ness’s importance as a military site from the days of Napoleon to the Second World War have also left their mark.