Lifting the lid on disability history
For many disabled people, the everyday experiences of their historical peers are rarely reflected in the stories that are told through local museums, heritage sites and….
Add some va-va-voom with vintage vehicles
Following a pilot scheme in 2009, more than a dozen Heritage Open Days venues - including a school, a postal museum, a dockyard, several stately homes and even….
Historic churches as visiting destinations
Churches haven’t always been readily associated with the word tourism, but increasingly more and more tourism managers are realising their potential as part of the….
Do we need leaflets?
The world’s moving on. Times change. And in 2011, in my town of Cheltenham at least, and no doubt most places, we found that more and more people had….
What buildings tell me about where I live
All over Britain, there are interesting buildings with a story to tell. Some may appear unassuming at first sight, others seem to make statements about their importance….
Top tips for applying for grants
First of all, I don't have all the answers, and not all of our bids are successful. There is lots of good advice given by the funders, so here are a few tips gleaned….
How to run a fundraising campaign
Working in the third sector, you regularly come across individuals throwing themselves out of a plane and into the challenge of raising money for a cause they believe….
Opening a Window to Your Past
For the past three years a project in Yorkshire has been bringing local groups together to share their heritage with the public through fabulous exhibitions. By taking….
Localism and Heritage Open Days
Localism does what it says on the tin; it prioritises the local. It supports local production and consumption of goods, local control of government and promotion of….