SEPTEMBER 2016 THURSDAY 8th to SUNDAY 11th
‘Heritage Open Days’ is England’s biggest heritage festival. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the
chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.
This is an opportunity for everyone, whatever their background, age or ability, to discover an endless variety of places and ways to them
from castles to city halls, tunnels to tower tops, police cells to private homes, workshops to woodland walks.
The events are organised by a huge network of people who share a passion for places, history and culture. Over 1,500 organisations and
some 40,000 volunteers organise thousands of site openings and events, jointly attracting over 3 million visitors. On a national level, the
programme is managed by the National Trust and funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Historic England.