Heritage buildings and hidden gems across Great Yarmouth will be throwing open their doors for free next month.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) has linked up with Heritage Open Days to offer free entry to heritage buildings and events across the area in September.

Taking place from September 8 until September 17, the national festival is England’s largest celebration of history and culture.

This year’s theme of Creativity Unwrapped aims to reveal the colourful history of creativity via historic buildings and famous people.

People are invited to come and view Great Yarmouth in a different light during Heritage Open Days and explore the borough's past, with the unique opportunity to visit some amazing buildings and places.

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Highlights include visiting the birth place of Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty, a visit to Great Yarmouth Minster’s Bell Tower and a Pride Festival organised by the Pavilion Theatre.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston.The Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston.

The council has spaces available on two of the three events its Heritage Guides are running.

The Picture of Yarmouth Talk will take place on Tuesday, September 12, at 2pm at the Town Hall.  

The other event with availability is the Picture of Yarmouth Walk on Sunday, September 17, at 2pm.

The walk will take approximately 90 minutes and began at Great Yarmouth Minster. Booking online is essential for both because only limited spaces are available.

Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "Every year, we co-ordinate with Heritage Open Days to host just some of the thousands of events organised across England to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.

"We've always been extremely proud of the rich culture and heritage Great Yarmouth has to offer and this annual festival is a fantastic opportunity for residents and visitors to dig deeper into that history.”

Brochures are available for Great Yarmouth and the wider Norfolk events from the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth.

All events can be seen online at www.heritageopendays.org.uk