An annual celebration of West Norfolk history and architecture takes place next weekend in the form of Heritage Open Day.

Sunday, September 11 will see doors open to a host of King’s Lynn buildings and attractions, some of which would normally be closed to the public.

The event attracts hundreds of visitors and is organised by King’s Lynn Civic Society.

The programme will see houses, offices, gardens, churches, some cemeteries, towers, tunnels and other buildings open from 10am to 4pm.

As well as buildings, people will be able to visit the pontoons at South Quay, ride on a miniature train in The Walks, see classic cars in a showcase event on the Tuesday Market Place, organised by West Norfolk Council, visit tunnels under the market place and tour the town by hopping on to a vintage bus for free.

There will be a chance to explore the wine vaults at the Bank  House in King’s Staithe Square, climb the bell tower at the Minister, visit the library tower in London Road, and climb the tower at Clifton House in Queen Street.

The day will also include drama and acting at various venues around town, dancing, music, walks, talks and exhibitions.

There will be special activities for children at Baxter’s Plain where youngsters can make their own coat of arms.

Hardwick Road Cemetery will be open, along with the Jewish Cemetery in Millfleet.

Usual favourite destinations will also include Red Mount Chapel in The Walks and the Custom House on Purfleet Quay.

The clocks will go back in the Saturday Market Place with a medieval market where there will be food, drink and crafts.

The new Stories of Lynn local history display will be open in the town hall with information on seafarers, merchants and others who have shaped the area’s past.

A detailed programme, including a map, timetable, information of all the events and attractions, is available from the Tourist Information Centre at the Custom House.

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