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.
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….
Ring out the bells this Heritage Open Days
Ever wondered who was behind the nostaligic peal of wedding bells? Ever wondered what it would be like to ring one? You can this Heritage Open Days! Tonight, from….
NADFAS are on board!
NADFAS is a membership organisation and charity which supports local Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. Each local Society brings together like-minded individuals to….
Historic England Needs Your Help to Uncover England’s Missing History
The List (the National Heritage List for England) has almost 400,000 entries: barrows and bunkers, palaces and pigsties, plague crosses and piers, tower blocks and….
Gardens Trusts: fan clubs for our heritage landscapes
We are famously a nation of garden lovers, but for the Gardens Trusts, this love of gardens does not simply end with pretty plants, but rather extends into heritage and….
Best British Buildings - the lead up to Stirling
When myself and a colleague presented at last week's Birmingham Heritage Open Days Fair, I started to think that I might have bitten off slightly more than I could….