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

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Pink H inked stamp and its print on a piece of white paper.

First Pick of the Season

Mosaic of old photographs of people, several in hats, one playing a fiddle, another holding a dog.

Family History - Tracing Travelling People



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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

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