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17/09/2020

Ipswich Heritage Open Days 2019


The Ipswich Society is co-ordinating the Heritage Open Days event in Ipswich again on behalf of the town and the participants.

The buildings listed, many of which are not normally open to the public, represent seven centuries of our town’s history. There are more than 35 buildings open in 2019, along with free guided walks around some of the town’s best locations.

As usual the ever-popular Willis Building rooftop will be open again and new venues this year include Birkett’s Providence House, on Princes Street, with tours which will also include a visit to the roof garden, with views across Ipswich Town football ground on one side and the Waterfront buildings on the other.

On the Saturday only Ipswich Transport Museum will be running regular trips on one of their Heritage Buses from the Old Custom House accompanied by a tour guide.

You won’t go hungry; several buildings have refreshments on offer. In addition, there are independent cafes all around the town centre, well worth a visit or you could pack a picnic and make a day of it in one of our beautiful Green Flag parks.

The Heritage Open Days event is a fantastic opportunity to discover Ipswich’s hidden heritage so please make the most of the weekend and above all, enjoy!

The free Heritage Open Days colour booklet with map is available at the Tourist Information Centre in St. Stephen’s Church, Ipswich Library in Northgate Street and other venues around the town.

Don’t forget to share your favourite place, why not record your journey about the town, on social media? #HODIpswich2018

Runs Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September

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