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….
Tell us your stories: make history come alive
This year, Heritage Open Days is all about stories. Every Heritage Open Days property has a tale to tell, whether a glamorous country house, a medieval undercroft, a….
Linking up with your local Council
Here in Cheltenham, we’ve built up excellent relations with our Borough Council – or the part we regularly deal with, anyway. I know from talking….
Making a plain building speak
The great thing about Heritage Open Days is that it gives people a chance to look at buildings they wouldn't normally pay any attention to. Because they….