HISTORIC attractions will be open and free to visit as part of the National Heritage Weekend.

The Harwich Society’s seven visitor attractions in the historic town are the Redoubt Fort, the Radar Tower, the High Lighthouse, the Treadwheel Crane, the Lifeboat Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Ha’Penny Pier Visitor Centre.

The weekend is being co-ordinated by Philip Alder.

He said: “With so many fascinating visitor attractions in such a small area, there can be no better place to visit on National Heritage Weekend than Historic Harwich.

“It’s a great opportunity to visit all of the Harwich Society’s visitor attractions free of charge.”

Colin Farnell, chairman of the Harwich Society, said: “Historic Harwich is a truly remarkable place and I am very proud of the Harwich Society volunteers who give so much time and energy to showing off all that it has to offer.

“National Heritage Weekend takes a lot of organising in Harwich but it is certainly worth the effort.”

All the attractions will be open from 11am until 4pm on both tomorrow and Sunday, together with the Harwich Society’s 15th-century headquarters, Forester, which is not usually open to the public.

The nature reserve at Bobbits Hole, in Dovercourt will also be open on Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

A free guided walk of the town will take place on both days leaving the Ha’Penny Pier Visitor Centre at 11am and 2pm.

For more information, visit harwich-society.co.uk, call the management team on 01255 502872 or follow @HarwichSociety.