Ipswich Heritage Open Days

The 2018 Heritage Open Days take place in Ipswich on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th and also Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September.

The Heritage Open Days take place over two weekends this year and is a fantastic opportunity to discover Ipswich’s hidden heritage.  With over 30 properties open there are several new venues this year which include the Old Bell Inn in Stoke Street, Ipswich Art Gallery in High Street, the Captain’s House in Grimwade Street and more, as well as the old favourites such as the Willis roof garden, Mutual House in Giles Circus and Tooley’s Court in Foundation Street.

The weekend is co-ordinated by The Ipswich Society and owners of some of the town’s finest buildings open their doors and show off the treasures inside. Many of the buildings are not open to the public throughout the year, so here’s your chance to take a look inside. 

Over the two weekends there are more than 30 buildings open, along with free guided walks around some of the town’s best locations. 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 our beautiful parks.