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TWO NEW historic sites are opening to the public in East Anglia in the coming months; a prehistoric mineshaft in Norfolk where early humans extracted flint for tools, and a Suffolk castle poorhouse.
Greenwell’s Pit at Grime’s Graves flint mine, dating back 4,500 years, is one of 400 at the site. The only such example open to the public, special tours from English Heritage will take visitors into the depths where the tools which shaped Stonehenge may have originated.
Booking is now open for public tours on June 1 and July 14, priced £29.30. Tours for English Heritage members are also available.
In the next-door county, Framlingham Castle opens its ‘Poorhouse’ — the former workhouse — in June after a sixmonth conservation project.
A new exhibition inside will detail the 900-year history of the castle, once home to Mary Tudor. Entry costs from £8.90.