Heritage Open Days

The Friends of Waterloo Park invite you to visit an iconic Norwich building - the Grade II listed pavilion at Waterloo Park, with the opportunity to view one of the city's most popular parks from the upper balcony, a view which is not ordinarily open to the public. At the old bowling greens pavilion there will be an exhibition about bowling in the park, providing an opportunity to reminisce about playing bowls and look at the vintage photos on view. And new this year - a display of the work being done to establish a new wild flower meadow at Waterloo Park. The Friends of Waterloo Park will be around to give guided walks around the park, featuring some of the more prominent trees. Inside the pavilion, you will be able to view an exhibition that includes some of the tools used to build the park and facsimiles of documents dating back to when Waterloo Park was first planned. Find out more about the park's history, how it came to be designed and built in the 1930s, and then restored in the 1990s. The pavilion also has an exhibition based on the colourful dyes that can be extracted from the plants grown in the park's dye beds, with craft activities for youngsters relating to dyeing and weaving, and also live music played from the balcony, courtesy of The Tatsters.

10th & 11th September 2022