Harwich Society supports National Heritage Weekend

The Harwich Society has always supported National Heritage weekend and, for this year’s event, almost all of its visitor attractions will be open to the public free of charge. The only exception is the Lifeboat Museum which has still not been able to open following the COVID-19 restrictions and which will not reopen until next year.

Chairman of the Harwich Society, Colin Farnell, says, “All of the Harwich Society visitor attractions that are presently open will be open free of charge to the public over National Heritage Weekend. With so much to see in such a small area, Historic Harwich really is the place to visit this weekend.”

There will be additional attractions at the Redoubt Fort with the Harwich Society’s very own Dad’s Army on parade to entertain visitors on Sunday 12th and, weather permitting, Harwich Sing will be holding a social and very informal singing practice at Harwich Redoubt from 3-4pm on Sunday 12th September, you are very welcome to watch, listen and enjoy.

“National heritage Weekend is a big event in Historic Harwich and we are delighted to host groups like Harwich Sing to enable them to be part of it,” continued Colin Farnell. “Harwich Town Council is opening the historic Guildhall to the public each afternoon and, with so many restaurants, pubs and cafes within easy walking distance, Historic Harwich is the perfect destination for a day out.”

The Harwich Society visitor attractions that are open free of charge to the public over National Heritage Weekend are as follows:

Bobbit’s Hole – Open Sunday ONLY 10AM-12PM
Captain Jones House – Open Sat & Sun 11AM – 3PM
Maritime Museum – Open Sat & Sun 11AM – 3PM
High Lighthouse – Open Sat & Sun 10AM – 4PM
Historic Walk – Sat ONLY 2PM -3:30PM
Radar Tower – Sat & Sun 11AM – 3PM (Last admission 2:40PM)
Redoubt – Sat & Sun 10AM – 4PM
Visitors Information Centre – Sat & Sun 10AM – 5PM

Harwich’s Guildhall will be open to the public free of charge on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 2.30PM and 4.30PM.

Visit the official Heritage Open Days website heritageopendays.org.uk (Search ‘Harwich’)

For further information please contact:

Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940