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.
Tunbridge Wells in 6 remarkable objects
Did you know that Tunbridge Wells was once considered a 'frontier town'? That it was the first to create a town wide phone system? That the museum mascot is a….
Introducing…The Festival of Archaeology
From the glamor of Indiana Jones to the iconic stripy jumpers of Time Team’s Mick Aston, archaeology is full of icons and thrilling adventures. But it’s not….
A Night to Remember…
Wow – what a night our 25th party in London was! 170 organisers, colleagues and friends joined us as we kicked off the first of 7 celebrations happening up and down….
Take 5 with the Team
So it's been a little while since I gave you a behind the scenes update, apologies, it's been a busy 2 months! We've travelled the country and are now….
Introducing…Historic Pools of Britain
Lovers of lidos - rejoice! A new guide is being launched this weekend, highlighting our outstanding outdoor pools. As I have fond childhood memories of splashing….
Wellcome Collection – a library for the incurably curious
The Wellcome Collection has been a source of intrigue and delight for me for many years. Through it I've discovered fascinating things from Mexican miracle paintings….
A cuppa with a Craftivist – in conversation with Sarah Corbett
When the world seems particularly grey, daydreaming provides an escape… but it can also be the spark which starts something that changes worlds, be….
Take 5 with the team
HODs HQ is in full prep mode for going on tour! Our regional events for organisers kick off next week so we’re spinning LOTS of plates this month. Before we set off….
Gentleman Jack and Shibden Hall
If you haven’t heard of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (aka Gentleman Jack) then you’re missing a treat of a tale. The BBC is about to air a new series….