BLOG: Festival spotlights
LGBTQ Stories: People of the past
From lesbian sportswomen to gay artists, England has a rich and diverse heritage of remarkable people. This year, inspired by Heritage Open Days ‘Unsung….
Top Ten: Family Fun!
Heritage Open Days has always been thrilled to celebrate history with all the family.. This year we have over 1000 events with children’s and family activities for….
50 Years of Conservation Areas
Preserving our heritage for years to come... Conservation Areas have, for over 50 years, protected important parts of our heritage. From historic mining and fishing….
Sharing Heritage & Nature: the great outdoors!
Floral gardens, waters, castle ruins and forests all hold secrets about our local heritage… With over 224 Natural Nature Reserves and 33 Areas of Outstanding….
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….