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Heritage Open Days in Greater Yarmouth 2018

Heritage Open Days 2018 gives residents and visitors even more opportunities to explore the borough of Greater Yarmouth.

Following on from it's tremedous success this national event has now been extended to fall over two four day periods in September offering even more FREE opportunities to explore the fascinating heritage of the borough of Great Yarmouth.

The first event is from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 September with the second on the following week between Thursday 13 and Sunday 16 September.

Once again we will be able to offer visits to buildings not usually or rarely open to the public. In 2018 we can already confirm that they will include the Fisherman's Hospital the Royal Naval Hospital and the Quakers Meeting House. 

Some tours and buildings are open every day over Heritage Open Days and some are open on only one day or have just a few tours with limited places so make sure you make your plans and don't miss out. 

In 2018 Great Yarmouth's annual Maritime Festival will be running on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 on the historic South Quay. Why not take time out and visit the Great Yarmouth Heritage Guides who will be just part of a fascinating exhibition celebrating the end of WWI and the magnificent Suffragettes.

Would you like to be a part of Heritage Open Days? Do you have a special private collection that you think may be of interest to others? Do you live or work in a listed building that has some of its original features remaining that rarely get seen by members of the public? If so we would love to hear from you! Get in touch via our Tourist Information Centre on 01493 846346 or email tourism@great-yarmouth.gov.uk

The 2017 leaflet can be seen here and can give you an idea of what you can see during this event. This years leaflet will be in the racks around Greater Yarmouth from August.

For a sneak preview of what you might be able to see at the Wind Energy Museum and Thurne Mill, take a look at the video below. 

 

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St. George's Theatre

Heritage Open Day events in Greater Yarmouth

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Great Yarmouth, Town Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Thu 6 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Following on from it's tremendous success this national event has now been extended to fall over two four day periods in September offering even more FREE opportunities to explore the fascinating heritage of the borough of Great Yarmouth.

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church

Heritage Open Days

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 658059

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Learn of the history of this dissenting church in Great Yarmouth. Learn of the historically famous men and women with Unitarianism and gain an insight into the beliefs and philosophy of the church.

The Tolhouse Gaol

Heritage Open Days

The Tolhouse Gaol, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Thu 6 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Discover the history of this 12th Century medieval merchant’s house, that was transformed into one of the town’s most important civic buildings and one of the oldest prisons in the country.

Elizabethan House

Heritage Open Days

Elizabethan House Museum, 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 743942

Thu 6 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Elizabethan House Museum is a 16th Century quayside merchants home showing life from Elizabethan to Victorian times. This house also contains fascinating collections from Norfolk Museums Service.

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church

Heritage Open Days

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 658059

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Learn of the history of this dissenting church in Great Yarmouth. Learn of the historically famous men and women with Unitarianism and gain an insight into the beliefs and philosophy of the church.

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church

Heritage Open Days

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 658059

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Learn of the history of this dissenting church in Great Yarmouth. Learn of the historically famous men and women with Unitarianism and gain an insight into the beliefs and philosophy of the church.

Quaker Meeting House

Heritage Open Days

Quaker Meeting House, Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1LN (1 miles, 1 km)

01692 670316

Sat 8 Sep 2018

An early 19th century Quaker Meeting House in a walled garden which was once the burial ground.

The Fishermen's Hospital

Heritage Open Days

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 308513

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Opened especially for HOD's The Fisherman's Hospital was built in 1702 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or "decayed" fishermen. Talks on it's history will be made twice a day with an option to walk around the courtyard.

Great Yarmouth Community Library

Heritage Open Days

Great Yarmouth Community Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 844551

Sat 8 Sep 2018

A unique opportunity to take part in a guided tour led by a local expert behind the scenes of Great Yarmouth Library.

Royal Navel Hospital

Heritage Open Days

Royal Naval Hospital, Royal Naval Hospital, 17 The Great Court, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JU (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 855715

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Built in 1811, this former Navy hospital was originally built for Nelson's men. Come and learn of it's fascinating history as a hospital, naval headquarters and residential apartments.

St. George's Theatre

Heritage Open Days

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 331484

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Join a tour of this fine example of baroque architecture. This grade I building is now a fully operational theatre. Learn of it's history and see a special HOD's performance celebrating the lives of some extraordinary women!

Time & Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Heritage Open Days

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth, 16 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 743942

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Discover the history, rich maritime heritage & story of Great Yarmouth from the Ice Age to the present day.

East Anglian Practical Classics Club

Heritage Open Days

Joyland, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EH (0 miles, 1 km)

01728 648819

Sun 9 Sep 2018

A varied selection of historic and classic vehicles ranging from pre-war, through post-war to recent classics and sports cars will be on view.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Great Yarmouth, Town Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Sep 2018

Following on from it's tremendous success this national event has now been extended to fall over two four day periods in September offering even more FREE opportunities to explore the fascinating heritage of the borough of Great Yarmouth.

The Fishermen's Hospital

Heritage Open Days

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 308513

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Sep 2018

Opened especially for HOD's The Fisherman's Hospital was built in 1702 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or "decayed" fishermen. Talks on it's history will be made twice a day with an option to walk around the courtyard.

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church

Heritage Open Days

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 658059

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Learn of the history of this dissenting church in Great Yarmouth. Learn of the historically famous men and women with Unitarianism and gain an insight into the beliefs and philosophy of the church.

Great Yarmouth Community Library

Heritage Open Days

Great Yarmouth Community Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 844551

Thu 13 Sep 2018

A unique opportunity to take part in a guided tour led by a local expert behind the scenes of Great Yarmouth Library.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives & Red Herrings -Heritage Open Days

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Thu 13 Sep 2018

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church

Heritage Open Days

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 658059

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Learn of the history of this dissenting church in Great Yarmouth. Learn of the historically famous men and women with Unitarianism and gain an insight into the beliefs and philosophy of the church.

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church

Heritage Open Days

Old Meeting, Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 658059

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Learn of the history of this dissenting church in Great Yarmouth. Learn of the historically famous men and women with Unitarianism and gain an insight into the beliefs and philosophy of the church.

The Wind Catcher

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