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.
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….
Who’s that girl?
She illuminated a cathedral but until this year if you googled her name, you wouldn’t find much. A project we’re partnered with is helping to change that….
An invitation to see and share the extraordinary in the ordinary. How much do people know about the places you love, and how fast do they change? At HODs we love to….