Open to non-heritage types too!
Not everyone visits a Heritage Open Days event because they're into heritage… I love to discover the untold histories of venues but they have such a wide….
European Heritage Days: The bigger picture
After working in the cultural sector in the Council of Europe for about 15 years, the invitation last year to take over the management of the European Heritage Days felt….
Norfolk’s lost cities
Time was that Norfolk was the most populated and prosperous county in England. Nowadays it’s largely rural, and, well, not on the way to anywhere, but during the….
Getting the most of historical reenactors - Part II
You've decided to go to a living history event? Good idea. Reenactors can really draw you into another world. However, you need to do your bit too if you….
Getting the most of historical reenactors - Part I
Historical re-enactors can give an aesthetic to Heritage Open Days unlike anything else. From a single period costumed person to an entire encampment of a dedicated….
How do I get to….?
So you’ve scoured the Heritage Open Day map, you’ve got a list of venues you’re hoping to visit, now to plan how you’re getting there... Will you….
Seven Miss Squires
We’ve got a problem at Sevington School. I probably shouldn’t be telling you about it because it’s a bit of a trade secret but I’m hoping someone….
Dig deeper: Top ten archaeological highlights
Across the country there are some excellent opportunities for discovering archaeological gems this September. You can observe archaeological excavations first hand,….
Go to university - free of charge!
Most of us live close to a university, but few of us consider them as a heritage destination in their own right. However, if one looks beyond the lecture theatres and….