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.
For our 2018 Unsung Stories commission we had an ambitious vision: a nationally significant but locally engaged project. Not an easy ask but I am delighted to say….
Your starter for ten
Connect the following: 701. Strong. Goodwill. Gingerbread. Stars. Nope, not the latest security password format recommendation, but answers to common questions I get….
Introducing… The Arts Society
(Happy 50th!) This week some friends in the sector are having a birthday bash; so we asked Chief Exec, Florian Schweizer and team to tell us more about their work, their….
Introducing… Historic Houses*
*WARNING - these houses contain real people, not just portraits of them! England's heritage is pretty special and wonderfully diverse: it's a….
Stepping out from the shadows: lesser-known suffrage champions
Pankhurst and Fawcett are names you’ve probably heard, at school, or in the media this week. But what about Ford, Smyth or Brown? Just some of the other….
Unseen but unceasing - Women in engineering
This week I was introduced to the stories of some notable women who helped shape their fields – but also countless others whose names are not recorded. So for them….
Connecting trees and people
Led by the Woodland Trust, more than 70 organisations from across multiple sectors have joined forces to lead society in creating a Charter for Trees, Woods and People….
Tour de HODs
Events are a great way to discover amazing places. This year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race is an opportunity for the millions of watching spectators to explore….
Get out to visit heritage places!
Did you know that 2017 is the anniversary of the death of Palladian architect James Paine, of independence for India and of the Great Storm of 1987? Each of these….