Heritage Open Days celebrates 25 years as England’s largest festival of history and culture. It brings together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.

Martello Tower Aldeburgh

Running from 13th to 22nd September it is your opportunity to see hidden places and new experiences across the country for free!

Two of Aldeburgh’s most renowned historical places of interest open their doors, as do many more in Suffolk:

Martello Tower

The largest of the chains of towers Martello Tower was built to keep Napoleon out! Now a holiday home this Landmark Trust building is open from  Saturday 15th and Sunday 15th September from 10am to 4pm.

The Red House

Explore the site on the 21st and 22nd September with events including a talk and exhibition on the shopping trends on Aldeburgh High Street from 1940s to 1970s (Saturday) and a screening and talk about Benjamin Britten (Sunday). From 1pm to 5pm with no booking required.


To find out more about all the Heritage Open Days across the county and how to book visit the Heritage Open Days website.