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19th September 2017

Heritage Open Days: Ipswich


The Ipswich Society is again organising the Heritage Open Days in Ipswich this year when 34 venues will be open to the public over the weekend. Many of them are not open to the public throughout the year, so here’s your chance!

New venues include backstage tours of the New Wolsey Theatre (Saturday only), parts of the Suffolk Record Office on Gatacre Road not usually open to the public will be on view and Crown Pools. The Willis Towers Watson building will again be open both on Saturday and Sunday with the opportunity to walk the perimeter of the Roof Garden and take refreshments in the staff restaurant. Broomhill Lido will be open again for viewing along with many other venues not always accessible to the public.

You won’t go hungry – several buildings have refreshments on offer, there are independent cafes in the Saints and Blackfriars areas or you could pack a picnic and make a day of it by strolling through one of the town’s beautiful Green Flag parks.

Take a free trip back in time by travelling between destinations on an Ipswich Transport Museum veteren bus accompanied by a tour guide (Saturday only). More details can be found on The Ipswich Society website and in the 2017 Heritage Open Days booklet.

The 2017 HOD Booklet will be available at the Tourist Information Centre in St. Stephen’s Church, the Library on Northgate Street and other venues around the town as well as a PDF version on our website. Please check the booklet for opening times as venues vary.
Heritage Open Days takes place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.

For more information visit www.ipswichsociety.org.uk.

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