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Highlighting LGBTQ heritage
Celebrating heritage means celebrating all our stories, including those which have been left unsung… 2017 marks an important year in LGBTQ history- 50 years ago….
Something spooky - the development of the Dudley Ghost Tour
For many years now something spooky has been taking place in the darkened streets of Dudley... The Dudley Ghost Tour is renowned for the unique look of its ghosts, and….
St James Church - celebrating our place with Heritage Open Days
For the last year or so, residents in the North End of Birkenhead have been collecting old photos, old stories, and old memories of life in the area. We’ve displayed….
A Royal Day Out in Gloucester
2016 has been a record breaking year for Heritage Open Days with over 5200 events taking part across the country. As usual, the team spread out to visit some of the hubs….
Barrow Bells, St James Church
To help us ring out the praises for church bells this year, today's spotlight shines on ‘Barrow Bells’ at St James Church, Barrow-in-Furness. We….
The Secret Garden of Bridewell Studios
2016 is the year of the English garden, marking the 300th anniversary of English landscape genius, Capability Brown and encouraging people to get back in touch with….
St Peter Mancroft Church & Ringing Chamber
This year Heritage Open Days is celebrating the tradition of bell ringing. For this week’s spotlight blog, Simon Rudd, member of St Peter….
Europe & Us
Heritage Open Days is proud to be part of a wider family of European festivals. Our festival has its roots in European Heritage Days, a joint incentive by the….
The Majjus of the The South Asia Collection, Norwich
Ben Cartwright, Curator at The South Asia Collection in Norwich, steps into the HODs spotlight to tell us about his treasure, a….