Go explore!

Across 4 days in September, thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. The event listings will start to be published on this page in a fully searchable directory from mid July 2016.

Diary dates for next year! Heritage Open Days will run 8-11 September 2016. The listings will start going up on our website here in mid-July.

Selected blog posts

Everyday experts make Fun Palaces a reality

2nd October 2015

Throughout the 1960s, the theatre director Joan Littlewood and the architect Cedric Price designed and campaigned…

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HODs: Behind the Lens

30th September 2015

When I was asked to join our photographer Chris Lacey at a few Heritage Open Days locations, I jumped at the chance.…

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Explore Britain’s Heritage – new maps bring over 100 datasets to life

23rd September 2015

I've been leading the RSA's work over the last six months to answer a deceptively simple question: where in…

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