St Martin's Church

Colchester Heritage Open Days

The popular Heritage Open Days Weekend returns to Colchester for 2019. Dozens of properties will be open to the public over two weekends spanning of the 13th to 22nd of September, giving you the opportunity to explore the town's heritage for free.

Many of the properties are not normally open to the public, and several are hosting special events, tours and talks that will give you a special insight into the town's unique history.

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Featured Heritage Open Day Events

Colchester Castle

HODs 2019: Free Entry to Colchester Castle

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Europe's largest Norman keep opens it's doors for free on Heritage Open Day 2019.

Bourne Mill

Heritage Open Day - Bourne Mill

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Boune Mill opens, with free entry, for Heritage Open Day 2019


Heritage Open Day - Hollytrees Museum

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Hollytrees host a special event for Heritage Open Day

St Botolphs

Heritage Open Day - St Botolph's Priory Fun Day

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Fun Day and Market in St Botolph's Priory

Full Colchester HODs Listings

Heritage Open Day 2019
Pick up a physical copy of the Colchester Heritage Open Days leaflet by dropping in to the Visitor Information Centre in Hollytrees Museum.

A PDF copy of the leaflet is available for download .

For the most up-to-date listings browse our online listings page where any last minute additions or cancellations will appear.

And don't forget to follow us on social media where you can share your experiences of the day with us and other venues and organisations taking part. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Minories Garden