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.
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….
Introducing… Britain on Film
Are you eagle-eyed? Love location-spotting? Then our good friends at The BFI have a mission for you! Cue up the Mission Impossible….
'Are you ready for adventure?' asks Alice Mannion from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships as she takes us round the regions by rail.….
Take 5 with the Team
This week HODs HQ is all about the boxes… parcels of promotional materials going out and huge blue removal crates coming in – it’s a bit like tetris in….
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….