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
Sharpen your wits and pencils – it’s quiz time! One of the things l love most this time of year is the bumper selection of crosswords and quizzes. My family….
Collections by Candlelight – the awesome archives of the Royal Society
Science, candles and dance in an archive? – Sounds like an interesting, and potentially explosive combination! Yes I did a double take too when I saw the leaflet for….
Read All About It!
All publicity is good publicity, isn’t that how the saying goes? Perhaps it might be more accurate to say that all publicity is hard-won publicity – in….
Festival themes – what’s the big idea?
We recently announced our theme for 2019's festival – People Power. It’s the third year we’ve had a national theme so a good time to pause and….
Introducing… Sharing Repton: Historic Landscapes for All
This year The Gardens Trust are leading an inspiring project piloting ways to engage new people with the wonders of our gardens and landscape history. I've been….
A Tale for Halloween
The nights are drawing in, and as All Hallows Eve approaches it is time to settle by the fireside for a scary yarn or two. To tell such tales who better than Siân….
An adventure through social media
Over the last 6 months, our volunteer social media assistants, Carrie and India, have been helping create a buzz about Heritage Open Days (HODs) on our Twitter,….
Liverpool: Capital of Culture 10 years on
It’s a special year for one of our brightest hubs - 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Liverpool's year as Capital of Culture. A perfect time to….
A trip down memory lane…
This Heritage Open Days, I sat down with some friends and mapped out a route to explore the places I have lived and loved. I wanted a route that involved little money,….