Heritage Open Days celebrates 25 years as England’s largest festival of history and culture. It brings together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.

Running 13th – 22nd September it is your opportunity to see hidden places and new experiences across the country for free!

There are some great places opening their doors in Halesworth near Southwold. Here are a pick of a few that are on offer:

  1. Bank House, Haleswoth

Built in 1760’s as a pair with ‘Georgian House’ next door, Bank House has long banking and Quaker connections. The first time this privately owned property is opening, the owners have also recently purchased the closed Barclays Bank next door and will show how they plan to renovate it. Booking required.

  1. Black Eagle, Halesworth

One of the many former public houses in Haleworth the ground floor will  be open for viewing. No booking required.

  1. Cut Arts Centre and the Malt Project, Halesworth

The Cut Café, Box Office and MALT exhibition are open Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd from 10am – 4pm. On Sunday there will be 4 guided tours of the building.

  1. Halesworth Museum

Containing many unusual items relating to local history there will be a showing of the film Halesworth to Southwold Railway and a display telling the history of the Blyth Navigation. Open on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd 10am – 4pm.

  • St Mary’s Church, Halesworth

Have a try at bellringing, watch Argentine Family – a play about a local family and a Mediaeval Experience. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd with each event at different times.

To find out more about all the Heritage Open Days across the county and how to book visit the Heritage Open Days website.