Posts by Zoe Potter
The place that inspires me
When us Heritage Open Days bloggers were first asked to pick the object or heritage place that inspires us most, I'll admit to being a bit stuck, there are so many to….
A sporting chance for our historic parks
I’ve mentioned before about the importance of our historic outdoor spaces; whether it be parks, gardens or woodland, they have as many stories to discover and as….
Three ways to get crafty for Heritage Open Days
Whether it’s buying handmade clothes, ceramics that are made in Britain or even having a go at making these for yourself, all things handmade seem to be pretty….
Photography and heritage go together like a…
Photography and heritage - two words which perhaps don’t instantly go together, but maybe they should. For instance, from where I’m sat I can see family….
The Great Petworth Bake Off
63 fondant icing windows, eight iced drainpipes, a dusting of ‘snow’ and a lot of ginger... that’s right, this year we set ourselves the challenge of….
Top tips for creating historical costume
So you want to bring your venue to life during Heritage Open Days, you’re recruiting volunteers and working hard to create an authentic experience for visitors...….
Costume, china and conservation – a few projects
A phrase we hear quite often during spring time here at Petworth House goes along these lines… ‘I bet it’s nice to be open again, you must be very….
The magic of Christmas
Christmas is a magical time for buildings, over the years we have brought more and more decoration into our homes, offices, shops and churches to celebrate the festive….
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….