Sign up for our workshops

Organising a Heritage Open Days event is simple. Making it one to remember can be a bit trickier! It takes exciting ideas, press coverage to generate audiences and volunteers to help make it happen. As ever, we’re here to help – and this year we’re running more workshops across the country to help you get the most out of your HODs weekends.

Introduction to HODs and Programming

New to Heritage Open Days? Been a while since you last organised an event? These sessions will explain a little more about the festival and how it all works. We’ll also give top tips and guidance on how to create and organise an incredible and engaging event.

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17th April – Middleport Pottery, Stoke-On-Trent (12:00-16:30) FULL

18th April – Sheffield Quakers Meeting Room, Sheffield (09:00-15:00) FULL

2nd May - Discovery Centre, Winchester (12:00-17:00)

More dates to be announced...

Register your interest to attend HERE 

Media Masterclass

These days, there’s a bewildering array of platforms and places where you can promote your Heritage Open Days event. Understanding which is best for you, and how to maximise your potential for coverage can make all the difference to your profile. Led by broadsheet journalist Annabelle Thorpe and social media manager Andrew Henderson, the day will include:  

  • Writing the perfect press release
  • Choosing the perfect images to highlight your event
  • Approaching editors
  • Understanding Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Building your social media profile
  • Creating attention-grabbing headlines
  • Finding new angles to promote your event

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17th April – Neville Hall, Newcastle (10:00-16:00) FULL

18th April – Friargate Meeting House, York (10:00-16:00) FULL

14th May – the Kirkley Centre, Lowestoft (10:00-16:00) FULL

18th May – Quaker Meeting House, Plymouth (10:00-16:00)

Register your interest to attend HERE

It’s a day well spent

Our training events are completely FREE to attend. We will provide light refreshments and offer the chance to work with industry professionals, as well as the opportunity to meet other Heritage Open Days’ organisers. 

There are fun, social days, packed with information, tips and techniques, so come ready to learn!

For more information email Andrew.Henderson@heritageopendays.org.uk or call 020 7824 7183