Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture!

Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

Heritage Open Days 2024: 6-15 September





Old map of Kent highlighting pilgrimage stops.

Ancient Paths, Modern Hearts

Large group of women holding white placards on the steps of a monument.

The Extraordinary Women of the WI



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Case studies

Case studies

Meet some of the local people who make the festival happen

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How to get involved

How to get involved

Learn more about joining the festival community

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