Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Heritage Open Days in Bungay

September 9 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm

For the first time, Bungay will be taking part in the nationwide Heritage Open Day event. The theme this year is “Creativity Unwrapped” and all events have been organised by Bungay Town Council.

Four events take place over the weekend of the 9th & 10th September:

Build a collage to represent Bungay’s history

1A , Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE

Build a collage of Bungay’s history

The historic town council chamber will be filled with silhouettes of Bungay’s rich and diverse history. Materials will be provided for visitors to make collages.

The museum will also be open for visitors to see artifacts associated with Bungay’s history

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600
Sunday 10 September: 1000-1600

(No prebooking required)


Bungay Unwrapped

The Visitors Centre, (Bigod’s Kitchen)  Castle Orchard, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1DD

Meet Roger Bigod and listen to his role in the signing of the Magna Carta and building Bungay castle. There will be a display of the weapons Roger used to defeat his enemies and a cooking pot to sample the food the army marched on.

Come and meet Roger Bigod in this interactive live display of the clothes, weapons and freshly prepared food which were available at the time Roger built Bungay Castle. Make your own tabard and dress of the period.

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600
Sunday 10 September: 1000-1600

(No prebooking required)


The embroidery and bells of St Mary’s

St. Marys, St. Marys Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1AX

Displays of the magnificent embroideries created by The Community of All Hallows with a chance to see the ringing chamber and ring one of the tower bells

This is a chance to see the rarely exhibited magnificent embroideries created by the sisters belonging to the All Hallows Embroidery School. Their work can, also, be found in Ottawa and Truro Cathedrals.

There will be a chance to ring one of the church bells in the ringing chamber. The chamber is not usually available for the public to visit.

Both of the above are a unique chance to visit St Mary’s and see something special.

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 1000-1700
Sunday 10 September: 1000-1700

(No prebooking required)

Contact for the day: John Adams 07900240169


Visit Fisher Theatre

Bungay Arts & Theatre Society, 10 Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE

Visit the backstage of the historic Fisher Theatre

Unique opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes workings of this historic theatre. The gallery will have a display of art by Vinnie Nylon a British street art and graffiti artist.

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: Tour 1100 & 1300
Sunday 10 September: Tour 1100 & 1300

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Main site is free to explore but tour must be pre-booked
Booking Contact: Fisher Theatre
Call: 01986 897130
Go to: https://www.fishertheatre.org
Booking opens: 8 August 2023
Booking closes: 11 September 2023

Max 20 people per tour/session. tour approx 1 hour

Contact for the day: John Adams, 07900240169



The Bungay events are  part of the national heritage open days scheme (www.heritageopendays.org.uk)


September 9 @ 10:00 am
September 10 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category: