Disability in Time and Place: English Heritage explores disability history
In November this year, English Heritage is to launch its new web pages charting the history of disabled people and their relationship with the built environment over the….
Crash course in QR codes
In 2011, we introduced QR codes to add a new dimension to our Heritage Open Days promotion and interpretation in Tyne and Wear. It was a steep learning curve for us, and….
Sevington School prepares for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - 1897
At Sevington Victorian School, Miss Elizabeth Squire, the village schoolmistress is getting ready for another Jubilee. It is June 1897. Chippenham has gone Jubilee….
Anniversaries - what are we celebrating?
Anniversaries provide the potential to reach out to a wider audience, as custodians of historic buildings make links with famous people or events. But anniversaries….
Handling collections - a tactile approach
You’ve probably noticed that in recent years many historic houses and museums have been removing some of their rope barriers and glass cases, allowing visitors….
How to write a press release
There are many ways to raise awareness of your event. To get your stories into the media and announce things you think are newsworthy, it's best to issue a press….
Bats in the belfry!
Actually that’s a bit of a myth: bats are unlikely to roost in belfries as they can be quite draughty (and noisy). Bats like it a bit warmer and prefer….
Reaching new audiences
Let’s face it, we’d all like to reach further a field for new audiences and supporters. But how exactly do you go about reaching out to them? Before you rush….
Creating a heritage trail
A useful thing (among many) that Heritage Open Days can bring out is linking buildings and creating trails of heritage. This is done either by the history hungry punter….