New year resolutions
Yep, it's that time. We're back from the festive break and swinging into gear for our bright, birthday year. We've set some New Year resolutions to guide….
HODs Quiz of the Year
Sharpen your wits and pencils – it’s quiz time! One of the things l love most this time of year is the bumper selection of crosswords and quizzes. My family….
Share your stories with the wider world - through the world wide web!
Are you interested in sharing the stories of Extraordinary Women with the wider world? Did you know Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world?! And YOU….
Collections by Candlelight – the awesome archives of the Royal Society
Science, candles and dance in an archive? – Sounds like an interesting, and potentially explosive combination! Yes I did a double take too when I saw the leaflet for….
A Suffrage Tea + Extraordinary Women Walk, Hampshire
Emma Muscat is a social historian from Southampton who blogged about her first HODs adventure 8 years ago and has been visiting ever since. But this year she was….
575 Wandsworth Road, London
Laura Hussey is House & Garden's Manager at the National Trust's 575 Wandsworth Road, which took part in Heritage Open Days for the first time in 2018. Why….
Read All About It!
All publicity is good publicity, isn’t that how the saying goes? Perhaps it might be more accurate to say that all publicity is hard-won publicity – in….
HODs Headlines 2018
In 2018, for the first time ever, Heritage Open Days was across two weekends, and over 3 million visitors enjoyed the 5,517 events on offer. Coordinated by 2,046….
Festival themes – what’s the big idea?
We recently announced our theme for 2019's festival – People Power. It’s the third year we’ve had a national theme so a good time to pause and….