Heritage Open Day


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This event (happening yearly around the country) is a fantastic opportunity to explore King’s Lynn’s historic buildings. The town celebrated this special day once again on Sunday 15th September 2019, with nearly 60 places of interest to see during that day. You can view the list of venues within the 2019 Programme on the King’s Lynn Civic Society website and visitors were able to pick up a printed programme from the King’s Lynn TIC. There was also a Norfolk Heritage Market on the Saturday Market Place and a ‘Classic Cars’ event in the town on that Sunday too, all making King’s Lynn’s Heritage Open Day a bumper event of history and heritage.

The next Heritage Open Day was to be held in King’s Lynn on Sunday 13th of September 2020, with the Classic Cars event planned to take place in the town once again on the same day. This event is now sadly cancelled.

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.

The King’s Lynn 2019 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 2019 Programme

The full-colour printed programme for 2019’s day of events was available for collection from the King’s Lynn TIC (alongside other key venues around the town) from the start of September 2019.

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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