Heritage Volunteers Make Festival History

Heritage Open Days kicks off on Thursday 8th September with more than 5000 free events over four days across towns, cities and rural areas across England.

HODs 2015 at Kings Lynn Town Hall© Rahil Ahmad - Volunteers and visitors at King's Lynn Heritage Open Days

With lots of new venues opening for the first time, highlights this year include over 300 church bell towers offering hands-on demonstrations and secret gardens celebrating the tercentenary of Capability Brown. All Landmark Trust sites are free to access for the festival as well as a number of National Trust historic properties. The theme for this year is 'Treasure Your Treasures' calling on visitors to champion the history on their doorstep at a time when many Heritage Open Days organisers have concerns about the future of their local heritage sites.

For more details of local organisers, photography, filming or interviews please don't hesitate to get in touch!