The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote
Earlier this year I met Rosie Everritt, project archivist at Surrey History Centre and was so inspired by their project I signed up to volunteer. Uncovering the….
Top Ten: Outdoor Events
Explore, experience and enjoy our fabulous landscape heritage this September... From coastal pathways, to hilltop walks, landscaped gardens and beautiful castle ruins;….
Oh what a night…
Sparkling wine, swag bags, gorgeous surroundings, a 5 foot impact report and of course cake….it must be the Heritage Open Days launch party. On Tuesday, we had a….
Travelling into the Unknown – Female Explorers and Adventurers
To mark 100 years since the first British women got the vote, this year’s Heritage Open Days theme is ‘Extraordinary Women’. Hundreds of events are….
HerStories – telling the stories of the suffragettes through the National Heritage List
The other week I went to a fascinating discussion panel on ‘Sites of Sabotage’ where a speaker from Historic England highlighted their recent work on….
Take 5 with our monthly miscellany
For the revamped blog we promised a peek behind the scenes of HODs central. Well, it’s been an interesting month with woodland walks, cake competitions, meeting….
A new collaboration with 2017 Historic Photographer of the Year
We’re delighted to announce a new collaboration between Heritage Open Days and award winning photographer, Matt Emmett of Forgotten Heritage. Matt's specialism….
The World Cup (of cakes!)
It’s official! Today we’re launching the Heritage Open Days’ World Cup of Cakes, pitting the sixteen most sinful slices against each other. ….
Adventures in volunteering
It’s Volunteers Week so who better to write a post than one of our amazing family of volunteers. Archie was a star member of our team last year and we’re….