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National Gardens Scheme

Throughout the year: main festival June

Across the country over 3700 gardens open up for the NGS raising money for nursing, caring and gardening charities. Many are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved.


Museums at Night

13th-16th May + 30th-31st October 2015

A UK wide celebration of museums and galleries co-ordinated by Culture 24, and supported by museums, galleries and arts organisations throughout the UK.


History Live!


Previously known as the Festival of History. English Heritage brings the past to life at Kelmarsh Hall with re-enactors and battle scenes. 


Festival of British Archaeology

11th-26th July 2015

Hundreds of special events across the UK give you the chance to discover and explore the rich archaeological heritage of the UK, providing opportunities for hands-on activities, family-fun, guided tours, craft workshops and much more.


European Heritage Days

Throughout September

Heritage Open Days is part of European Heritage Days, a European-wide celebration of our common heritage. 50 countries take part in this joint action by the Council of Europe and the European Commission. 


Northern Ireland: European Heritage Open Days (12th-13th September 2015)


Scotland: Doors Open Days (every weekend in September)


Wales: Open Doors Days (every weekend in September)


London: Open House (19th-20th September 2015)


European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage

6th September 2015

Admission free!

Historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites all over the United Kingdom open their doors to the general public.  



Ride + Stride

12th September 2015

A chance to explore thousands of churches, chapels and meeting houses across the country whilst raising money to help care for and maintain these wonderful buildings. Supported by the National Churches Trust in partnership with County Churches Trusts nationwide.



SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less! This is a chance to see eco renovation at its impressive best as the pioneering owners open their doors.


The Big Draw

Throughout October

Every October over 1500 events use drawing - in many different forms - to connect participants with museum and gallery collections, local heritage or the wider community. 


Black History Month


Black History Month has been celebrated across the UK every October for over 30 years, each year growing from strength to strength. Black History Month highlights the achievements of the black community in Britain and uncovers their hidden history.


UK Disability History Month


UK Disability History Month is an annual event celebrating the achievements of disabled people and providing a platform that focuses on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights. Now in its fourth year, events take place throughout England, Scotland and Wales.