Heritage Open Days Weekend 2018

The Harwich Society has always been a strong supporter of National Heritage Weekend and, once again, all of its visitor attractions were open free of charge to visitors on both Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September.

From the awe inspiring splendour of the Redoubt Fort with its spectacular views over Historic Harwich and its harbour through to Harwich’s Radar Tower, the first purpose built radar tower in the world and still containing the original two 15’scanners, there can be few places in the country with as many fascinating places to visit in such a small area.

All of the Harwich Society’s visitor attractions were open free of charge in support of National Heritage Weekend which means that visitors were able to enjoy the Redoubt Fort, the Radar Tower, the High Lighthouse, The Lifeboat Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Ha’Penny Pier Visitor Centre, the Treadwheel Crane and, for the first time, Foresters, the Harwich Society’s 15th century headquarters.

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “This is a very special weekend for the teams of Harwich Society volunteers who are very proud of our town’s history and heritage and love the opportunity to show why Harwich deserves to be known as Historic Harwich.”

“The Harwich Society is very lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers who make it possible to offer so much to see and do on National Heritage Weekend” continued Colin Farnell. “They are a credit to the Society and to our town and I’m sure that their efforts will make National Heritage Weekend a great success in Historic Harwich.”

For further information please contact

Colin Farnell on 01255 551940
Garry Calver on 01255 551940
Registered Charity No. 1161931

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