Meet the team

Annie Reilly - Manager

I am thrilled to be joining Heritage Open Days! I previously worked at Nuffield Southampton Theatres as Producer, managing a team to deliver a wide range of productions, co-productions and tours as well as programming incoming work. But, I have long been a Heritage Open Days enthusiast having first stumbled upon the Festival the day after I arrived from the USA ten years ago. I look forward to meeting you all and continuing the exciting growth of Heritage Open Days.

Sarah Holloway - Operations Officer
I’ve been working on Heritage Open Days since 2007, initially as the Registration Officer processing all the fascinating entries. Now, I’m responsible for the database, website and the day to day operations but I still do lots of processing and love the fantastic geographic overview it gives us of some quirky heritage hotspots! I’m also at the end of the phone or email for any queries, big or small, so do give me a shout if you need anything.

Annabelle Thorpe - Media Manager

I’m delighted to be back as National Media Manager after eighteen months away, publicising my first novel and writing my second.  I first joined Heritage Open Days in 2012 and it’s been wonderful to watch the event develop and grow.  Alongside managing the media campaign and press coverage for Heritage Open Days, I also work as a journalist, so the thousands of individual stories that make this such a unique event have a huge appeal for me.  

Social media team

Our social media streams are curated by a team of wonderful volunteers from across the country:

  • Abigail Terry - Leicestershire
  • Angela Wright - Suffolk
  • Charlotte Dunn - Berkshire
  • Emily Knight - Leicestershire
  • Josh Sinclair - West Yorkshire
  • Kate Ingham - Tyne & Wear
  • Sheena Craig - London