Gallery: Bury’s heritage opens its doors to all

Whether they wanted to see inside a fire station, visit a windmill or see the magistrates’ court at work hundreds of people took the chance during last week’s Heritage Open Days around Bury St Edmunds.

A long list of historic and civic buildings in and around the town opened their doors to visitors, including some that are not normally accessible.

A mock trial takes place at Bury St Edmunds magistrates court as part of the Heritage Open Days ANL-140914-094729009

A mock trial takes place at Bury St Edmunds magistrates court as part of the Heritage Open Days ANL-140914-094729009

Many to which the public can get into, like the Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court, offered a behind the scenes look that would normally be beyond public access – unless you committed a crime first.

There was also a chance to see plans for the Guildhall and to step back in time to its World War Two role as an Observer Corps control centre.