The magic of Christmas
Christmas is a magical time for buildings, over the years we have brought more and more decoration into our homes, offices, shops and churches to celebrate the festive….
The Big Bag Pack
Sevington Victorian School is run on a shoe string. There’s a small – very small – band of faithful volunteers and no spare cash whatsoever. So….
An ode to cherries: visitor feedback 2012
For the team here, Heritage Open Days is a little like entering an isolation booth before a party. We have been facilitating preparations for months, then the….
Discover your house with Heritage Open Days
Looking at deeds, maps and architect's plans can reveal a lot about a property but do they give us its full history? Other, more personal, stories are out there,….
Goosebumps intended part II: Making the most of your Halloween visit
Halloween is almost upon us! Many will use this time as an opportunity for creepy family fun, others for a bit of seasonal paranormal investigation, or maybe just a walk….
Let the kids take over your place… for one day at least
If you venture into a historic house, heritage site, museum or visitor attraction on Friday 23rd November, you’re in for a big surprise. For you may well find the….
Capturing Heritage Open Days: Film diaries from Norwich, 2012
Helping to arrange Heritage Open Days filming in Norwich was one of my September highlights! My task was to produce a feasible route for film maker Guy Natanel. The film….
Let’s go outside
Historic parklands, hill forts, stone circles, coastlines, farm land, railways…the list of opportunities to explore our heritage ‘al fresco’ is longer….
Goose bumps intended: making the most of Halloween at your property
Castles, historic homes, grand houses, factories, atmospheric ruins, all have echoes of centuries past, lives lived with all their ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies.….