Norfolk’s Heritage Open Day events - Your guide of what to do on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:35 10 September 2012

Cinema City, Norwich.

Cinema City, Norwich.

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Buildings across the county will fling open their doors to visitors for Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days. Here are just a few that will be open on Friday.

Friends Meeting House

This 19th century Quaker Meeting House is still home to Quaker work in Norwich and hosts many local community groups. Open Saturday 9am till 5pm on Upper Goat Lane, NR2 1EW.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

A change to see behind the scenes of this medieval church converted into a theatre. Enjoy the display of 30 years of puppets and you can even make one to take home. Open Saturday 10am-4pm., St James’s Church, NR3 1TN

Catton Park

Hayman Lodge will open its doors, displaying history and artefacts about Old Catton, and is open Saturday 10 till 4 on Oak Lane, Old Catton, NR6 7DB.

Norwich University College of the Arts - East Garth

A former medieval friary now home to NUCA’s recently refurbished photography building. Open Friday and Saturday: 10 till 4. With tours on a first come first served basis at: 11am, 1pm and 3pm at the East Garth Photography building NR3 1HW.

Maddermarket Theatre

This theatre houses the first permanent reconstruction of an Elizabethan stage and the Norwich players group who regularly stage productions. The Maddermarket is open Saturday 10 till 5 with backstage tours, displays and refreshments. St. John’s Alley NR2 1DR

Museum of the Broads

This museum host exhibitions on medieval peat diggers, thatchers, boat builders and many more areas of the broad’s rich history. It is open Saturday 10:30 till 5 at The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA.

Cinema City

Cinema city with be screening a special programme of archive film of the bygone days of Norwich and the surrounding area. The screening starts at 10:30 on Saturday. Pre-book at the cinema or at:

Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum

This museum is situated in a 500 year old cottage, and is the oldest domestic building in Dereham. It is open Saturday 10 till 3 on St. Withburga Lane, Dereham NR19 1ED

Norwich Sea Cadets

The ship Lord Nelson is one of the only floating headquarters for the Sea Cadets. Meet them and the staff, and see scrapbooks and memorabilia, you can even get information on how to become a Sea Cadet or volunteer. The ship is open 10am till 4pm. NR1 1EE

Strangers’ Hall Museum

The museum is one of Norwich’s oldest buildings, dating back to 1320. Explore its many rooms in Tudor, Stuart and Victorian period styles. Open Saturday 10 till 4, located at Charing Cross, NR2 4AL.

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