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.
5 Fascinating Finds from East Surrey Museum
Did you know that a mysterious crocodile lurks in a corner of a museum in Caterham? Just one of nearly 10,000 curious treasures in a collection watched over by a merry….
Christmas in the Square
"How to fill the void left by the absence of Mulled wine and Parched peas was our key dilemma" - Patricia Harrison, from Friends of Winckley Square, Preston introduces….
The H Factor
From the buildings around us and the paths we walk to the food we eat, the crafts we practise and the stories we share, heritage is an intrinsic part of our lives. It….
Curious tales from Weird Norfolk
A silent sentinel, a cursed goat's head and a whispering witch.... yes, the nights are drawing in and soon it will be All Hallow’s Eve - a perfect….
Take 5 with the team
We did it! After just 2.5 months of continually revised prep (including legal changes with just 24 hours to go!) over 700 local organisers created 10 days of festival fun.….
Take 5 with the Team
Hold on to your hats and… Here. We. Go! I get that rollercoaster feeling every time we launch registration for the festival. Months of nervous and careful….
Quiz Time! - 9 nuggets of local knowledge
So how good is your local knowledge? Pencils at the ready and have some fun with these testing trivia questions from our local organisers. They’ve certainly kept our….
Medway Queen – a heroine of Dunkirk
Built for summer day cruises in the the jazz age, Medway Queen showed her real metal during the Second World War, making no less than 7 trips as part of the unique Dunkirk….
DAWNS.live – watching the sun rise
Last week thousands of people from across the UK got up early and snuggled with their tea and toast to watch the dawn break to live music. The mass participation artwork….