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National Gardens Scheme
Throughout the year: main festival June
Across the country over 3,700 gardens open up for the NGS raising money for nursing, caring and gardening charities. Many are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved.
LGBT History Month
A series of festivals and events seeking to promote scholarship of this area of often hidden history.
Museums at Night
17th-20th May + 26th-28th October 2017
A UK wide celebration of museums and galleries co-ordinated by Culture 24, and supported by museums, galleries and arts organisations throughout the UK.
Festival of British Archaeology
15th-30th July 2017
Hundreds of special events give you the chance to discover and explore the rich archaeological heritage of the UK, providing opportunities for hands-on activities, family-fun, guided tours, craft workshops and much more.
European Heritage Days
Heritage Open Days is part of European Heritage Days, a Europe-wide celebration of our common heritage. 50 countries take part in this joint action by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
- Northern Ireland: European Heritage Open Days (9th-10th September 2017) https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/articles/european-heritage-open-days
- Scotland: Doors Open Days (every weekend in September) http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/
- Wales: Open Doors Days (every weekend in September) http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/opendoors/?lang=en
- London: Open House (16th-17th September 2016) www.openhouselondon.org.uk
European Days of Jewish Culture
Historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites all over the United Kingdom open their doors to the general public.
Ride + Stride
9th September 2017
A chance to explore thousands of churches, chapels and meeting houses across the country whilst raising money to help care for and maintain these wonderful buildings. Supported by the National Churches Trust in partnership with County Churches Trusts nationwide.
Landscapes for Life - Outstanding week
16th - 24th September 2017
Be inspired by the UK's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in this week (and a bit!) of events around the country.
SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less! This is a chance to see eco renovation at its impressive best as the pioneering owners open their doors.
7th - 8th October 2017
Find a place where the arts and sciences meet in a fun, creative way in your local community.
Get Creative Family Arts Festival
Staged by hundreds of performing and visual arts organisations across the UK, this national festival presents eye-boggling arts for all the family.
The Big Draw
Every October over 1,500 events use drawing - in many different forms - to connect participants with museum and gallery collections, local heritage and the wider community.
Black History Month
A nationwide celebration of Black history, arts and culture; highlighting the achievements of the black community in Britain and uncovering their hidden history.
17th - 25th November
A festival of the humanities with events across the UK.
UK Disability History Month
An annual event celebrating the achievements of disabled people and providing a platform that focuses on the history of their struggle for equality and human rights. With events taking place throughout England, Scotland and Wales.