From the 9th – 18th September, England’s largest festival of history and culture will return. Established in 1994, Heritage Open Days is England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days and has since grown into the country’s biggest community heritage festival.
Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic heritage, community, history and culture. It’s a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore!
Each year Heritage Open Days has a theme, and this year’s theme of Astounding Inventions will see organisers celebrating the cutting-edge creations that make our lives easier as well as the imaginative inventors behind them.
Expanding and diversifying from 701 events at its launch to over 5,500 today, Heritage Open Days continues to flourish with more events every year. There are always new stories to tell and new places to open, and this festival is a chance for communities nationwide to come together to learn, explore and have fun by sharing the treasures right on their doorstep.
You can use their postcode search to find out what is happening near you or look at their printable area lists by visiting www.heritageopendays.org.uk