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Sunday, September 9, 2012
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.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library: Children’s Library
Activities for families, and children aged 4 to 13. Make your own local history book while exploring Norfolk’s past. Open Sunday 10:30 to 6:30 at the Forum.
Build in 1968, this current building replaced the old one on Synagogue Street which was destroyed in 1942. Open Sunday 10 till 4, with talks at 10, 11, 1:30 and 2:30. 3 Earlham Road, NR2 3RA.
The Strangers Club
Visit this private member’s club housed in a medieval house dating back to around 1303, which was rebuilt after the fire of 1507. Open: 10-4 Sunday, at 22-24 Elm Hill, NR3 1HG.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Explore areas closed to the public on a tour by project manager David Rees. Listen to future plans, and facts about the collections and building. Tours start at 1 and 3 on Sunday. Pre-book on: 01603 593199
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
This old workhouse gives a historic view of Norfolk’s rural past, with a traditional working farm. Open Sunday 10 till 5 at Gressenhall NR20 4DR.
Sightseeing Tour of Olde Norwich
Take a tour of Norwich’s historic buildings on the back of a vintage charabanc. Tour starts Sunday 9:45. Pre-book at: www.heritagecity.org/hods
Polkey’s and Reedham Marsh Steam Engine House
This 1880 steam engine house contains a working drainage mill that will turn weather permitting, and is open 12:30 till 4 at Reedham Marshes, Reedham, NR13 3UB.
Mousehold Heath Walk: Past and Present
Discover how the landscape has been shaped by geological processes, economics and social uprising. Tour Starts at 2pm on Sunday, and you can pre-book at: www.heritagecity.org/hods
The Plantation Garden
This Victorian gardens have be wonderfully restored after they where abandoned in WW2. It was built in 1856 by Henry Trevor and run by volunteers who will answer any questions. Open from 10 on Sunday till 4pm on Earlham Road, NR2 3DB.
The salvation Army
This Victorian building from 1892 holds an exhibition of the Salvation Army in Norwich along with a flower festival depicting the countries they work in. Open Thursday to Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 1 till 5, at 34 St. Giles Street, NR2 1LL.
To find out more visit: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
You don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy a visit to the Bridge Inn, but it might help. There are two 22 lakes in the immediate area, and anglers make a beeline to the pub, which is about 10 miles from Norwich, every season.