Sharing Heritage and Nature: bringing the outdoors, indoors!

Exploring parks, gardens and forests are not the only way we can celebrate Heritage and Nature…

© Richard Stonehouse / WWF UK - Explore the natural heritage of the Living Planet Centre- home of the WWF- this September.

This year, we have been thrilled with the number of sites that are throwing open their doors to allow us to learn more about the past, present and future of our natural heritage. From museums, to windmills to exhibitions, a whole range of sites are offering new avenues for us to explore our natural heritage. Scroll down to see highlights from our best ‘Outdoors, Indoors’ events.

Marvel at our planet in Woking

Throwing open their doors again for Heritage Open Days, the WWF Centre shows that, through the smart use of design, materials and technology, it’s possible to create a state-of-the-art building with minimal environmental impact. Explore, enjoy and learn all about our natural heritage in this amazing event.

Discover the history of waterside life in Norwich

Exploring the Museum of the Broads where you can discover for yourself England's waterside heritage. Image credit: Museum of the Broads.

 Explore the only waterside museum of Broadland life in a tranquil and picturesque location at Stalham Staithe. Join an amazing boat tour and a whole host of interactive exhibitions across the museum which share stories about our natural heritage.  

‘Swarm’ to the art exhibition and nature trail in Leeds 

Experience an amazing collaborative project between local artists, Leeds Inspired and Grow Wild and Skelton Grange Environment Centre. A range of activities, sights and artwork reflecting on bees and wildflowers, our natural environment, all using materials reflecting the area’s industrial heritage.  

Experience agricultural life in Cambridgeshire 

Ramsey Rural Museum is a community project opened in 1983, managed and run by volunteers showing agricultural and social history over the past 200 years of rural life. Displays include an authentic chemist, cobblers shops, a Fen Cottage, sensory gardens, and rural schoolrooms. 

Science, history and natural heritage all come together at Green's Windmill. Image credit to Jamie Duff.

Climb to the top of a windmill in Nottingham 

Green's Windmill is a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Climb to the top and see how our sails turn grain into flour. In the interactive Science Centre discover the remarkable story of George Green and recreate some of his amazing experiments. 

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