How Oxford Open Doors involves young people
Last year a quarter of our visits to Oxford Preservation Trust’s Oxford Open Doors were made by under 24s – that’s around 15,000 visits. It was a big….
Top five family-friendly events in the South West
This year’s Heritage Open Days programme is filled with events that are perfect for introducing little ones to heritage sites. Here are some of the top family….
Upstairs versus downstairs - Petworth revisited
When you visit a historic house what do you find more interesting, the magnificent rooms filled with exquisite furniture, or the servants’ quarters plain in….
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….