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Still to Come… Final Weekend Highlights!

The festival is in full swing, and over a thousand events have already welcomed visitors across the country in-person and online. But did we save the best for last? From tours of historic sites and wildlife trails, to chances to meet the staff who keep our heritage attractions running… here are our highlights from the final weekend 2020!

© The Aeroplane Collection at Hooton Park - If you can't have a day out, then explore from home with places like Hooton Park Hangers

Days Out

Take a trip to bee with Flintham Museum! / © Trevor Clayton

You’ll be buzzing… after taking part in a Bee Treasure Hunt in Nottinghamshire. Discover Flintham's rich beekeeping history with an activity for all ages in the meadow area… and suggest ideas to name the queen in the new hive!

Go for a soundwalk… with a downloadable smartphone audio tour around Manchester’s China Town. You’ll be immersed in this unique composition from the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, with non-verbal audio recordings exploring space, memory and lived experiences.

Watch an artist at work… in Northumberland at Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery’s latest exhibition, ‘Machine Stitch Art’. Find out about the social history of the 1860s sewing industry through unique botanical textile designs and see a live demonstration of their creation with the textile artist.

A miller’s trail… Explore an 18th century water mill in Hatfield with an audio-visual trail combining text, images and video to uncover some of the more sinister parts of the site’s history as well as learning about its more recent restoration.

Explore from Home

3D modelling… has been used to recreate Hooton Park Hangars and Hooton Hall in Cheshire. Tune in for a live presentation about its RAF history and a virtual narrated tour of the site, as reconstructed from an aerial photograph taken in May 1918.

Get some help from the museum team to say this one's name! / © Abingdon County Hall Museum

Live from… Abingdon Museum! Join a live streamed virtual tour around the galleries and through the town’s history, with a chance to digitally meet the staff, ask questions and get creative with a character illustration masterclass with a local children’s book author.

Myths and realities… How much do you really know about Henry VII? This special podcast from the University of Winchester will be using both surviving evidence and the latest research to test some of the common perceptions of the first Tudor King.

Explore the stories of the stones with a guide from Avebury / © Mike Robinson

Go back in time… 4,000 years and discover the Neolithic Avebury stone circles in Wiltshire. Led by a National Trust volunteer tour guide, this online tour will reveal the fascinating stories of this World Heritage Site.

The series finale… Throughout the festival, The Landmark Trust have been posting podcasts, videos and webinars to share their unique historic spaces. This Friday, expect an evening of musical entertainment, and over the weekend discover the craftsmanship of decorative plasterwork and celebrate the staff who help keep their places so special!

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PLEASE NOTE - These events were accurate at the time of publication but this year more than ever the details are subject to change. Please check the individual entries for more.