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 and fascinating stories along the way.
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….
Did you know that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife? That it is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first Nightingale Nurse – one Miss Florence….
Take to the Skies - Introducing The Shuttleworth Collection
From ‘sticks and a bit of cloth’, to a symbol of hope and stars of the silver screen - aircraft have given us wings, and changed the way we see and travel….
Ok, so I don’t have a garden, but during lockdown, I’ve never been so appreciative of everyone else’s gardens, or missed so much the beautiful parks near….
Mindful Museums for Worry Monsters
Soothe cares + help historians of the future! In worrying times wandering museums and galleries has always been a good way to get a little peace and perspective for me.….
Take 5 with the Team
Best laid plans… are constantly updated, and that’s never been more true than right now. Along with many others we have cancelled all our carefully planned….
Meddlesome (or Marvellous) Millie
Introducing: Millicent Fanny Sutherland Leveson Gower - she has a mouthful of a name, but my, what a life! Many thanks to Sylvia Baddeley, one of our fantastic local….