Welcome to the Heritage Open Days blog!
Here we’ll take you behind the scenes of running this amazing festival and introduce you to some friends along the way.
HODs Quiz of the Year
It’s that time of year – get your teams together and test your trivia talents with the HODs quiz! We discover so many fascinating facts through this festival,….
Posters for Peace - introducing The Peace Museum
In a year celebrating People Power, as the season of peace and goodwill (as well as feasting and festivity) approaches there was only one place to turn for our next….
From Peterborough to Tbilisi – A European Heritage Days Exchange
Did you know that almost every European country has a version of Heritage Open Days? Well, in 1991 the Council of Europe and the European Commission set up European….
Introducing… Explore Churches
Standing at the heart of our local communities for centuries the churches of England are chock full of history within the most stunning architecture. Over HODs thousands….
Take 5 with the team - festival travels
Wow, what a month! What a year! Our biggest festival ever has just come to a close and the team is getting its bearings back after travelling about to see as much of….
My time as Heritage Open Days manager has come to a close, but what a year it’s been ! And so another Heritage Open Days festival comes to an end; a glorious,….
Catherine’s Trip Through Time
During my time volunteering with HODs, I’ve had the chance to read about and discover new sites and stories from across the country. On two sunny September days, it….
Eleri’s Doorstep Discoveries
After six months of volunteering with HODs, reading and writing about all the incredible events taking place, it was great to finally experience….
What's starred on films big and small, hosted rock concerts, inspired artists and brought communities together? Not a trick question here - but perhaps….