Heritage Open Days celebrates 25 years as England’s largest festival of history and culture. It brings together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.

Thorington Hall

Running 13th – 22nd September it is your opportunity to see hidden places and new experiences across the country for free!

There are some great places opening their doors in Lavenham. Here are a pick of a few that are on offer:

  1. Thorington Hall, Stoke by Nayland

    A stunning timber framed farmhouse built around 1600. Explore the house and garden on Saturday 14th September 11am to 4pm. No booking required.

  2. Gresley Madan Collection: An Introduction, Stoke by Nayland

    Tour a collection of family paintings, drawings and other items over 400 years. Suitable for children over 10 years. Friday 13th (10am and 3pm) and Saturday 14th September (10am and 12pm). Booking required.

  3. All Saints Church and Tower, Sudbury

    Climb the 110 steps of the church that Thomas Gainsborough attended. Saturday 21st September- Church 10am to 4pm, Tower 12pm to 3pm. No booking required.

  4. Refreshments in the Mayor’s Parlour, Sudbury

    Visit the Mayor’s Parlour in the Town Hall on Saturday 21st September at 10am to 4pm.

  5. Medieval Wall Painting, Friars Street, Sudbury

    In the restoration of a former Goldsmith Mansion in Friars Street following a devastating fire a workman discovered a medieval wall painting. The painting now forms part of the residential dwelling and can be viewed on Saturday 21st September 9am to 1pm.

To find out more about all the Heritage Open Days across the county and how to book visit the Heritage Open Days website.