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The gardens of Hampton Court in King's Lynn.

Heritage Open Day

This event (happening yearly around the country) is a fantastic opportunity to explore King’s Lynn’s historic buildings.

The next Heritage Open Day will be held in King’s Lynn on Sunday 11th September 2022, with the Classic Cars event planned to take place in the town once again on the same day.

The King’s Lynn Civic Society working with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, the King’s Lynn Town Guides, local businesses, residents and friends groups arrange such a jam-packed programme of open buildings, cemeteries and towers and tunnels with lots of special events, talks and exhibitions.

A guaranteed day of fun for all the family, and the chance to have a sneak peek at buildings not normally open to the public, including a very popular World War II Air Raid Shelter underneath Tuesday Market Place. There is also a veteran bus arranged each year, free for everyone to use on the day. So, if you feel that some places are a bit far to get to on foot, simply hop on the bus.

Tuesday Market Place

Thoresby College
The Red Mount Chapel and The Walks

The King’s Lynn 2021 Heritage Open Day Programme, containing more information about all the kinds of fascinating things that visitors can see and do during an Heritage Open Day, is still available to download to give you an example of the venues and activities on our Heritage Open Days.

The Printed 2021 Programme

The full-colour printed programme for 2021’s day of events was available for collection from the King’s Lynn TIC (alongside other key venues around the town) during summer 2021.

A daytime shot of King's Lynn Minster in the sunshine.

History of King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn is brim full of history with a magnificent heritage of buildings including St. Margaret’s Church, now known as King’s Lynn Minster…
A daytime shot of King's Lynn Minster in the sunshine.

Architecture of King’s Lynn

Rich in heritage and maritime history, King’s Lynn’s past has left a wonderful array of historic buildings and two magnificent marketplaces.
A daytime shot of King's Lynn Minster in the sunshine.

Attractions around King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn has an impressive range of visitor attractions which tell of the town’s fascinating and often colourful past.
A daytime shot of King's Lynn Minster in the sunshine.

Leisure and Entertainment in King’s Lynn

From leisure centres and local sports events to a whole range of lively entertainment, there really is something for everyone in King’s Lynn.