Heritage Open Days 9-18 September 2022 - What will you discover?

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Properties and events in Cheshire West and Chester 2022

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Brown Knowl Methodist Church

Brown Knowl Methodist Church, Hill Lane, Brown Knowl, Broxton, Cheshire, CH3 9HT

Grade II listed Methodist Church and extensive churchyard which is unusual and includes the grave of John Wedgwood, one of the pioneers of…

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RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands , Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

Visit the remains of the Iron Age hillfort on Burton Point and discover the estuary’s past and the spread of the marshes, following the…

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Bishop Lloyd’s Palace

51/53 Watergate Row South, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LE

An early 17th century timber-framed building which is Grade I listed and has fine carvings on the gable ends and at row level. The interior…

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Bridgegate House - Donald Insall Associates

Donald Insall Associates, Bridgegate House, 5 Bridge Place, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SA

An architect for Donald Insall Associates will show the group around the first/second floor rooms. There is a view of the garden, built into a…

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Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RL

Cheshire Archives & Local Studies is housed in a large historic warehouse building used in the 19th Century as a furniture depot for Browns of…

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Cheshire Military Museum

Cheshire Military Museum, The Castle, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

The Cheshire Military Museum in Chester, tells the story of Cheshire Soldiers from the 17th century to the present day. Join us for West Cheshire…

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Chester Castle

Chester Castle , The Castle, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Chester's Civil War Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2022 Chester Castle English Heritage will once again be opening it doors to the public on…

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Chester Castle presents Chester’s Civil War

Chester Castle, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the Civil War within the historic setting of Chester Castle. Discover historians, cooks, craftsmen,…

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Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral , St. Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DY

Exploring this year’s theme Astounding Inventions, join the staff and volunteers in looking at some of the amazing inventions connected to your…

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CWGC Tour - Chester (Blacon) cemetery.

Cemetery Lodge, Blacon Avenue, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5BB

Not long after the outbreak of the second World War, two large areas were set aside for the burial of service personnel in the newly established…

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Discovering Chester’s Industrial Past Guided Walk

The Lock Keeper, Canal Side, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3LH

A walk along the old Chester Canal in the 21st century to discover 19th century industrial development as part of Heritage Open Days.

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Dr John Haygarth - the man who saved the world

Chester Civic Trust, Bishop Lloyds Palace, 51-53 Watergate Row South, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LE

This HODs talk will journey through the early life of Dr. Haygarth, his distinguished and scholarly work whilst in post at Chester Infirmary,…

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Forgotten Chester: Engineering World Leaders

The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

The powerhouse that was Chester in mediaeval times ebbed from the 1700s on. The City changed its direction away from industry, despite this the…

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Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Barbara the Great Martyr

Overleigh Cemetery , Overleigh Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7HW

The Eastern Orthodox church serving Cheshire & North Wales. Grade II listed. Recently installed Iconostasis and Altar. Many fine icons. This…

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Grosvenor Museum HODs Events

Grosvenor Museum & Shop, 25-27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

Drop In between 11am-2pm On Saturday 10 September to discover old and new gadgets and inventions, designed to make life easier! Plus join us for…

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Newton Hall Talk at Upton Library

Upton Library, Wealstone Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HB

Newton Hall is a historic but little-known property not far away from Upton Library. This talk will be based on the recently published book A…

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Overleigh Cemetery Tour

Cemetery Lodge, Overleigh Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7HW

Overleigh Cemetery hosts many fascinating graves which reflect Chester's rich and diverse history. The tours will include the cemetery's history…

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Riverside Museum

University of Chester Riverside Museum, Wheeler Building, Castle Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SL

Curiosities from the worlds of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work (Including original letter from Florence Nightingale) and the First…

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St. Mary’s Creative Space

St.Mary's Creative Space, St. Mary's Hill, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DW

The building houses 72 monuments and cenotaphs dating from 16th to 20th century including the Gamul tomb.

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St. Michael’s Church, Shotwick

St. Michael's Church, Shotwick Lane, Shotwick, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6HX

Notable features of this beautiful church include a carved Norman doorway, medieval arrow sharpening grooves, 17th/18th century furnishings -…

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Tour of Chester Railway Station with guide John Whittingham

Chester Railway Station, City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NS

Learn about the history of Chester Railway Station, which was officially opened on 1 August 1848. Thomas Brassey was the builder & contractor.

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Tudor and Stuart Guided Walking Tour of Chester

Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

Your guide will be authentically dressed for the period as a bricklayer of the Lynnen Drapers and Bricklayers Company from the year 1603. He will…

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University of Chester Chapel, Parkgate Road

University of Chester Chapel, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ

The University of Chester Chapel was built between 1844 and 1847. The decorative stonework, carved interior woodwork, the organ case and some of…

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Upton by Chester Heritage Walking Tour

Upton Village Hall, Heath Road, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HX

Guided tour by the Upton Local History Group, starting and finishing at Upton Village Hall. The tour will include visiting historical sites and…

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Victorian Architecture on Parkgate Road, University of Chester

University of Chester Chapel, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ

Starting in the University of Chester's historic chapel, and concluding at the John Douglas designed Vicarage, this is an opportunity to explore…

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Western Command (Churchill Building)

Western Command (Churchill Building), Chester Business School,University of Chester, Queen's Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7AD

Churchill Building was built in 1937/38 as the headquarters for Western Command. Learn about the role of Western Command during World War II. Meet…

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Women of Chester Tour

Chester Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

Walk in the footsteps of some of Chester's amazing women. Meet at Visitor Information Centre, Northgate Street, Chester.

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Astounding Inventions historical exhibition at Ellesmere Port Library

Cheshire West & Chester Council, Ellesmere Port Library, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 0BG

Ellesmere Port Library has been an iconic building on Civic Way since it was built amongst fields in 1962. Visit the library to see displays on…

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National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

The Museum showcases the history of the canals and the lives and times of the people who worked on them. This year for Heritage Open Days, there…

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Stretton Watermill

Stretton Watermill, Stretton, Tilston, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7HS

There's nowhere better to see "astounding inventions" than here at Stretton Watermill. The mill demonstrates the power and uses of water to drive…

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Holes in the Ground: Historic Marl Pits and Rail Cuttings repurposed for Wildlife and Leisure

Lees Lane Ponds & Neston Rail Cutting, , Wirral Country Park, Neston, Cheshire

A gentle stroll on public footpaths will enable us to explore aspects of our local Geological, Agricultural, and Victorian Heritage and the…

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St Mary and St Helen Parish Church, Neston

High Street, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 9TZ

Re-built in the gothic revival style between 1874 and 1875 on the site of the previous Norman church of the 12th Century. Limited disabled…

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Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

The Anderton Boat Lift is a Victorian marvel situated in fully accessible landscaped grounds. Take our guided Top of the World Tour and learn the…

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Davenham Players Theatre

Davenham Theatre, 59 Church Street, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8NF

This theatre group recently discovered that their beloved building started life as a Victorian school and their cosy backstage area was once the…

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Guided Historic Weaverham Walk

St. Marys Church, Church Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 3NJ

Members of the Weaverham History Society are leading this guided walk through the historic centre of Weaverham. The walk will include the blue…

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Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

Find out how salt was made in the original buildings of the UK's last remaining open-pan salt production site. See unique objects and watch…

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St Helen’s Church

Church Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5PB

We also have some lovely stained glass windows. Local people, including children, have been invited to bring photographs that are linked in some…

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The parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Weaverham (Known as St. Mary’s Church)

St. Marys Church, Church Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 3NJ

St. Mary's Church is Grade I listed. Tower Fifteenth Century, remainder of building Sixteenth century. Place of worship since Saxon times,…

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Weaver Hall Museum

Cheshire Museums, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB

Explore Northwich's Industrial past told through exciting combinations of archive film, costume and historic objects. Free admission is on…

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Parkgate Heritage Trail

Station Road, Parkgate, Cheshire, CH64 6QJ

The Heritage Trail takes in a selection of historic sites and buildings recalling Parkgate's past as a port for travellers to Ireland, a sea-side…

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St Oswald’s Church, Winwick

St. Oswalds Church, Golborne Road, Winwick, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8LF

The Legh chapel and the tower date back to the fourteenth century. St Oswald's was mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086. The church sits within…

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United Reformed Church Over Winsford

22 Swanlow Lane, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1JE

Visit the interior of a Grade II listed building designed by the renowned local architect John Douglas. The building illustrates many of his…

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Hadlow Road Station

Hadlow Road Station, Hadlow Road, Willaston, Wirral, Cheshire

Hadlow Road Station is an historic railway station preserved as they were in the 1950s. The railway station buildings are grade II English…

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