Category: Behind the scenes

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Corsets and crinolines :  A guide to Victorian etiquette

Posted on 9th April 2014 by Dinah Starkey

We’re going to be minding our ps and qs at Sevington Victorian school this summer. Sevington is a perfectly…

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Happy Birthday to Heritage Open Days!

Posted on 6th March 2014 by Courtney Fleming

It's our 20th birthday this year and we want your stories and experiences from the past two decades of…

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East Asia meets East Anglia: The Sainsbury Institute for Japanese Arts and Cultures

Posted on 26th February 2014 by Mag Tan

Norwich has a long history of welcoming visitors from afar ranging from the Romans to medieval Jews or…

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Lost and found

Posted on 12th February 2014 by Ruth Webb

I don’t know about you, but I’m often amazed at what can get left behind by visitors to our…

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New idea for an event? Here are some thoughts to guide your planning

Posted on 29th January 2014 by Diana Terry

It might be the depths of Winter but it's always worth keeping a weather eye open to new ideas for new events…

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Heritage volunteering the South Warwickshire way

Posted on 22nd January 2014 by Ruth Webb

New year, new you? Or is it too late for another New Year resolution? Have a think about how you spend your time…

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Remember September 1994?

Posted on 8th January 2014 by Katja Condy

What did you do in 1994? Were you among the first passengers to take a ride through the Channel Tunnel? Did…

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The Great Petworth Bake Off

Posted on 11th December 2013 by Zoe Potter

63 fondant icing windows, eight iced drainpipes, a dusting of ‘snow’ and a lot of ginger...…

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Christmas chaos and festive fun

Posted on 4th December 2013 by Ruth Webb

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially so if you have a grand historic house to decorate and prepare! But…

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Hired! New apprentice scheme gives old craft skills a future

Posted on 20th November 2013 by Liz Long

This week we enter the 12th year of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) National…

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