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Heritage Open Days 2012: Explore our Salvation Army centres

Three charming Salvation Army sites are opening their doors to offer members of the public a chance to explore our remarkable work and learn more about our heritage.

Croydon Citadel, the William Booth Birthplace Museum in Nottingham and Norwich Citadel Salvation Army – all coveted Victorian buildings with fascinating histories and life-changing stories – are available to explore from Thursday.

The public viewings are part of Heritage Open Days, a British tourist initiative between 6-9 September that invites people to discover the local history, architecture and culture in their community.

Norwich Citadel Salvation Army

34 St Giles Street Norwich Norfolk NR2 1LL

Opening times

Thursday 6th September: 10am - 5pm Friday 7th September: 10am - 5pm Saturday 8th September: 10am - 5pm Sunday 9th September: 1pm - 5pm

A beautiful Victorian building, dating from 1892 and a 'hidden jewel' in the city centre. During your visit, enjoy a flower festival depicting the 124 countries of the world in which The Salvation Army is at work and an exhibition of the beginnings to the current day of The Salvation Army in Norwich.

William Booth Birthplace Museum, Nottingham

10-14 Notintone Place Sneinton Road Sneinton Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 4QG

Opening times

Thursday 6th September: 9:30am - 4pm Friday 7th September: 9:30am - 4pm Saturday 8th September: 9:30am - 4pm Sunday 9th September: 9:30am - 11:30am

The restored Regency terrace house and birthplace of William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army is now a museum devoted to General Booth's life and the work of the Army. Situated within the William Booth Complex, the museum was completely refurbished and expanded in 2011 with four rooms now set in period for the 1820s. There are also new child friendly exhibit cases.

The Salvation Army, Croydon Citadel

Booth Road Croydon Surrey CRO 1XY

Opening times

Thursday 6 September: 10am - 4pm Friday 7 September: 10am - 4pm Saturday 8 September: 10am - 4pm Sunday 9 September: 11am - 4pm

The Croydon Citadel Corps of The Salvation Army is celebrating 125 years this year, of the building of the Citadel in Booth Road, Croydon. As well as a chance to see inside the building there will be an exhibition of photographs, documents, musical instruments and uniforms dating from mid-1800 to the present day, archive multi media presentations, children's trail and a classic Salvation Army tea room, plus various live music events. Guides will also be hand to answer questions and show you around.

For more information, please visit the Heritage Open Days website.