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Heritage Open Days 2020

Heritage Open Days are here again! This year the festival runs from 11th-20th September. Things are a little different from normal this year, with online events being a part of the festival for the first time.


Beginners Family History Online Helpdesk

Book an online session to help you get started on discovering your Suffolk family history.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September

Find out more and book here



Looking up 'The Street' in The Hold.

Looking up ‘The Street’ in The Hold.

A sneak peek inside The Hold

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new building, The Hold, very soon. In the meantime you can whet your appetite for a future visit with this photo gallery.

A first look inside The Hold





Daguerreotype photograph of Newson Garrett (HA436/4/3/2)

From parchment to pigment: natural materials in the archives

As this year’s Heritage Open Days theme is Hidden Nature, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to explore what our archives are actually made of.

Explore the online display here