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Top Ten still to come
Heritage Open Days is in full swing with another 4 days of delights to come! Here are some highlights from our second-weekend extravaganza. Experience opera from the….
England through the ages…
From Neolithic civilisations to code breaking in World War Two, Heritage Open Days offers the perfect chance to explore over 6,000 years of English history. Early….
A Game of Opposites: 5 intriguing pairs
Winter is coming, but not before some fantastic Autumn highlights! A game of opposing pairs gave us a new perspective on the unique, fun and exciting events taking place….
The First Feminist – 3 markers for Mary
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights. She defied the norms of 18th century society,….
Exploring European cultural heritage at Shugborough Estate
In this special European Year of Cultural Heritage, we are thrilled that so many places have taken inspiration from Europe for their events. What is the European Year of….
Explore England’s built heritage in ten great events
Over Heritage Open Days, you can explore some of the beautiful, unusual, weird and wonderful architectural landmarks across the country. To help you choose where to visit,….
Creativity Unleashed: Women Working in the Arts
This year’s festival theme is shining a spotlight on ‘Extraordinary Women’ - here are just some of the fantastic events taking part, highlighting some of….
Top Ten Transport Events
All aboard for the many transport events taking place across the country, from vintage fairs to military museums… From the weird to the wonderful, vintage to the….
So you think you know archives?
Rows of books, files, hushed tones, old pictures and white gloves- these are all the images conjured up when we think of archives. But, there's so much more to….