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.….
A ‘garden’ visit: Poppleton Community Railway Nursery
I am a great fan of Heritage Open Days, so I was keen to find somewhere suitable to visit whilst staying in Yorkshire. I was surprised to find something that combined my….
Welcome to Open House London: 20 years and many happy returns!
It has been 20 years since Open-City was set up as an independent, not-for-profit architecture organisation. The organisation occupies a unique space in the cultural….
Why look far when it’s under your nose
I should know better, really. After all, this year was my 11th Heritage Open Days. And yet, every year, on the eve of the event, I am faced with the same dilemma;….
And now off to Wales! Open Doors fun continues
As a reader of the Heritage Open Days blog you’ll know all about European Heritage Days and will have enjoyed four interesting and fun Heritage Open Days visiting….
At Shakespeare’s Archives – ‘taH pagh taHbe’
Thanks to Heritage Open Days and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust I saw the most important book in the English language - Shakespeare’s famous first folio, the….
Planning your visit? 10 things for you to think about
Heritage Open Days comes round once a year so it’s a good idea to try to get the best out of it. Here are some suggestions for those you who intend to come to….
Miss Squire is at home
It is September 1898 and at Sevington School, Miss Squire is writing her journal. Well, the decision is made and I trust we will not live to regret it. I wonder what….