Heritage Open Day


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This event, held annually around the country, is a fantastic opportunity to explore King’s Lynn’s historic buildings (look out for the confirmed September 2022 date soon!). The town celebrated this special day once again on Sunday 12th September 2021, with many places of interest being open for visitor access during that day. You can view the list of venues within the programme on the King’s Lynn Civic Society website and visitors will be able to pick up a printed programme from the King’s Lynn TIC nearer the time of the event (a download link given below). There will also be planned events in the town on that day too, all making King’s Lynn’s Heritage Open Day a bumper event of history and heritage.

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 take a sneak peek at buildings not normally open to the public including, on occasion, a very popular World War II Air Raid Shelter underneath Tuesday Market Place. There is also a vintage 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.

The 2021 King’s Lynn Heritage Open Day Programme, containing more information about all the kinds of fascinating things that visitors can expect to see and do during the Heritage Open Day, is still available to download.

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) from early September 2021.

Find out more…

History of King’s Lynn

Architecture of King’s Lynn

Attractions Around King’s Lynn

Leisure, Arts & Entertainment in King’s Lynn

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