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 also be performing at the Redoubt from 3PM – 4PM on the same day.
“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 10AM-12PM
Captain Jones House – Open Sat & Sun 11AM – 3PM
Foresters – 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.
For further information please contact
Garry Calver on 01255 551940
Registered with the Civic Trust
Registered Charity No. 1161931