Discovering Places - Making the most of the Olympic torch relay
Summer 2012 will be a time of UK-wide celebration. It will also be a time of exploration as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will spend 70 days travelling across….
How to recruit new volunteers
People who volunteer do so because they believe in the cause they choose to support with their time and effort. If you open your doors for Heritage Open Days and could….
Children are the future
Yes, that old cliché. Children are the visitors of the future, the supporters of the future, the members of the future and even the heritage open days organisers….
All at sea - National Historic Ships UK is shoring up support for Heritage Open Days
“Britain is an island nation” – that’s a phrase you don’t hear so often these days. People forget that the UK is surrounded by the sea….
Working with networks - or why the A697 is worth a trip
I’m the Heritage Development Officer for Northumberland County Council, and one of my jobs is to encourage the people in the county to get involved with Heritage….
Knocking on people’s doors
Picture it. I want to persuade a new institution to open up for Heritage Open Days, or I’m looking for sponsorship. This is a typical….
Linking buildings, creating clusters - together we’re stronger
Heritage Open Days visitors really appreciate any ideas for other places to explore and there are loads of ways to make connections. Here are a few ideas based on our….
Making collections accessible to visually impaired visitors
Catering for differently abled people within arts and heritage venues is essential and rewarding but it can pose a challenge. At the Barber Institute of Fine….
The thrill of re-enactment - Nantwich’s Holly Holy Day
If you want a vivid encounter with history, to experience "living history", there's nothing quite like a reenactment event. Watching costumed or uniformed….