Properties and events in East Midlands 2017

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Ashbourne’ s Last Remaining Malthouse

23 Church Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1AE

Enter through the usually locked green doors, through the archway, over the cobbled pathway to view the brick and stone built 3 storey malthouse. …

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Sudbury Hall and The Museum of Childhood

National Trust, Sudbury Hall, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Sudbury is a unique site with something for everyone. If your interest is historic houses, we have the 17th Century Sudbury Hall. If you are in…

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The Ancient Art of Bell Ringing

Church Lane, Mugginton, Weston Underwood, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 4PL

All Saints Church Mugginton has 6 bells which are rung from the ground floor of the Norman tower. Bells 6 and 5 date from around 1500, bell 4 was…

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Magpie Mine

Magpie Mine, Sheldon, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1QU

The surface remains of the Magpie Mine near Sheldon in Derbyshire are the best example in Britain of an 18th and 19th century lead mine. It is one…

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The Devonshire Dome - a series of public talks

University of Derby, Devonshire Royal Campus, Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6RY

A series of public talks will be taking place at the Devonshire Dome: TALK 1 Buxton's Architecture: Georgian and Victorian eras, with particular…

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Bolsover Parish Church

22 High Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6HF

Bolsover Parish Church will be open as part of the Heritage Open Days with light refreshments being served all day. The church has a rich wealth…

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Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel

Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1UR

Elder Yard Chapel is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Chesterfield built in 1694. The congregation was founded by Reverend John…

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New Bolsover Model Village

133 New Bolsover, Bolsover , Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6PZ

New Bolsover Model Village, built by the Bolsover Colliery Company in 1891 to accommodate its workforce is the first of a series of Model villages…

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Spital Cemetery, Chesterfield

Spital Cemetery, Hady Hill, Spital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0DZ

Spital Cemetery will be open to visitors to wander around and discover the many interesting graves that can be found, including some notable war…

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A Guided Tour of Cromford Village

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Location: Meet outside the Mill Shop at Cromford Mills. Follow in the footsteps of hundreds of mill workers with a walk into Cromford village to…

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Inspired Lacemakers

Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

The 'Inspired Lacemakers' group will be demonstrating bobbin lace throughout the weekend. Why not drop in and have a go making a piece of your own.

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St Mary’s Church, Cromford

St Mary's Church, Next to Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Visit St Mary’s – Arkwright’s Church in Cromford, originally built as a chapel for the Arkwright family. It was later Gothicised and…

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Audley St Elphin’s Park

St Elphin's House, Dale Road South, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2RH

Audley St Elphin's House was originally built in 1820. After being sold on in 1891, the Darley Dale Hydropathic Institute was opened, and then in…

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Open Bell Tower at St Helen’s Church, Darley Dale

St Helen's Church, Church Road, Churchtown, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2GG

Visit the bell tower of this historic Grade II listed church and climb the stone steps to see the inner workings of the church clock and the bells…

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Faith Trail to Local Places of Worship in Derby City Centre

Open Centre, 148-152 Pear Tree Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 6QD

Established in 1981, the Open Centre is a well respected organisation based in Derby in the East Midlands. We exist to promote understanding…

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The Material Worlds of Jane Austen

Lymehurst, 1 West Park Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GG

Mark the 200-year anniversary of Jane Austen’s death by exploring her material world, and that of contemporaries – from a Derbyshire…

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W. W. Winter Photographers

W W Winter Photographers, 45 Midland Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2SP

The building at 45 Midland Road, Derby was purpose built for Walter William Winter to move his photography studio in to in 1867. The photography…

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Bennerley Viaduct Heritage Walk

Bridge Inn, Bridge Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8RD

By joining one of the guided tours, visitors will be able to walk across the long deck of this Grade II* listed viaduct, 60 feet above the valley…

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Celebrating Rural Life in Beeley

Moor End Cottage, Moor End, Beeley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2NR

In the village hall heritage room there will be a display celebrating Beeley history. On the Moorend in Spencer's Yard, There will be Georgian…

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History book launch at Beeley village hall

Cavendish Village Hall, School Road, Beeley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2NU

The National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups in partnership with author Robert Dawson We will launch three books at Beeley village hall. (In…

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Matlock Moor Methodist Church

Chesterfield Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LG

The building is a Primitive Methodist Chapel which has been very little altered since it opened in 1903. The many original features in the main…

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Matlock St Giles Church Open Afternoon

St Giles Church, Church Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BZ

Visitors will have a chance to have a look around this historic church and visit the bell tower. There will be information and displays about the…

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When I Was a Child. (Romany Gypsy History Timeline)

Moor End Cottage, Moor End, Beeley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2NR

We will be creating a history timeline and will be on hand to discuss accommodation, trades and Gypsy culture through Georgian times to present…

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Bretby Art Pottery Showroom

64 Swadlincote Road, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8DB

Gain access to the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom, a building that is not available for public access at any other time of the year. Meet former…

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Hartshorne Upper Hall

10 Main Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7ES

Hall and kitchen range of substantial early 17th century timber framed manor house. Well preserved, with decorative framing, two storey porch,…

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Sir John Moore Foundation

101 Top Street, Appleby Magna, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 7AH

The Sir John Moore Foundation opened as a school in 1697. It is a Grade 1 listed building designed by Christopher Wren in its own grounds in a…

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St Giles’ Church Open Day

St Giles Church, Church Lane, Caldwell, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6RT

St Giles Church is in the village of Caldwell nestled in the heart of the National Forest. This ancient church probably dates from the 8th…

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St Peter’s Church, Hartshorne

4 Church Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7ER

There has been a church on the site since the beginning of the fourteenth century, although it is likely that it was a place of worship before…

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Tideswell Community Open Day

St John the Baptist Church, Commercial Road, Tideswell, Derbyshire, Sk178lf

Tideswell Parish Council and St John's Church warmly invite you to the Tideswell Community Open Day at The Cathederal of the Peak, St John's in…

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Guided Tour of Atkins Building and Two Other Grade Listed Buildings

Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1QU

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of our local conservation areas, the Atkins Building and its heritage partners Hinckley & District Museum and…

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The Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, Hinckley

Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, Baines Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1PP

The Chapel dates from 1722. The gallery is still mostly in original condition. Alterations to the seating took place early in 20th century. The…

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All Saints’ Church: War Memorials Project

All Saints Church, Highcross Street , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4PH

All Saints' Church is one of only five churches to survive from medieval Leicester. The chancel of the church now provides a safe home for many…

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 135 Gipsy Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 6RH

Opened in 2011 as a place of worship, the beautiful Swaminarayan Mandir started life as a hosiery factory. Guided tours will outline the…

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De Montfort University Heritage Sites

De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH

Drop in to De Montfort University's Heritage Sites to uncover the hidden secrets of the university's campus. You will explore the rich heritage of…

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Friends of St Peter and St Paul’s Church Syston

14 Lower Church Street, Syston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 1GX

The church will be open from 10:00 to 16:00 with guided tours plus a fun family A - Z quiz sheet of things to spot around the church. We will be…

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ISKCON Hare Krishna Centre.

Former Leicestershire Bank, 31 Granby Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6EJ

Please change the title of this event to ISKCON Hare Krishna Centre. Please also change the event description to Opened in 1873 as the…

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Leicester’s Historic Victoria Park

Leicester's Historic Victoria Park, outside De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU

Join one of the city's Blue Badge guides on a one hour guided walk of Leicester's historic Victoria Park. This walk forms part of the Story of…

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Makers Yard

Makers Yard, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1SB

See the award winning Makers Yard – a recently refurbished Grade II Listed hosiery factory dating back to 1854. The building has been…

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Phoenix: Behind the Scenes

Phoenix, 4, Midland Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1TG

A unique opportunity to visit Phoenix's projection room and see how the magic of cinema is made possible! You will meet one of the projectionists…

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St Margaret’s Church

St Margaret's Church, St Margaret's Way, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 3EB

A large medieval church steeped in local history. Visitors are invited to hunt for the church mouse (made of wood!), enjoy the Victorian stained…

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Stephenson Built Glenfield Railway Tunnel 1832

Co-operative super store (Far end car park), Station Road, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8BQ

Walk along the trackbed of one of the world's earliest Steam railways into the Glenfield tunnel on the Leicester to Swannington Railway. When…

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Stoneygate Tram Depot

Stoneygate Tram Depot, 453 London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 3JW

A unique opportunity to see the former Leicester Corporation Tramways Department Edwardian District Tram Depot at Stoneygate, as well as a display…

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University of Leicester Campus Architecture Tours

Meet outside the entrance to the Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH

A unique opportunity to discover more about the notable range and importance of the University of Leicester campus architecture. Join a guided…

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University of Leicester: Treasures of the David Wilson Library

Assemble in the foyer of David Wilson Library, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH

The University of Leicester holds rich collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives. The Library's Special Collections is a treasure trove…

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Wycliffe rooms

Masonic Hall, George Street, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4ED

The Wycliffe Rooms , is not only the Lutterworth Masonic centre hosting a range of lodges from the Wiclif lodge no 3078 founded over 110 years ago…

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Grimsby Town Hall Open Days

North East Lincolnshire Council, Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN31 1HX

Visit the Great Grimsby Town Hall to see the refurbished Assembly Room and Banqueting Room which have been returned to their Victorian Splendor…

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Welcome to Wonderful Wainfleet

Magdalen Museum, St John's Street, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, PE24 4DL

Major port on the Steeping River to quiet town. Find the hidden history of Wainfleet and our fabulous Magdalen Museum building. Refurbished…

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Brackley Town Hall Restoration Project

The Old Fire Station, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 7DW

Although the Town Hall is not accessible this year, it doesn't mean we won't be having a Heritage Open Day! Get the chance to dig for some of…

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Guided Town Walk - Daventry

Daventry Town Council, 3 New Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4BT

A guided walk providing a fascinating insight into various Daventry town centre buildings by local historian and museum volunteer Mike Arnold. The…

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Holy Cross Church Tower Open Day and Ride & Stride

Holy Cross Church, Market Square, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4BL

On Saturday 9th September our bellringers will hold an open-tower from 10.30am – 15.30pm. Interested people can see what they do and 'have a go'…

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History of Wicksteed Park Talk and Walk

Wicksteed Park Ltd, Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ

Join us for an animated talk and guided walk exploring the special heritage of Wicksteed Park. The talk uncovers the extraordinary legacy of…

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Montagu Monuments at St Edmund’s Church Warkton

St Edmund's Church, Warkton, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9XH

St Edmund’s Church reflects the evolution of an English church over time with nods to its existence from Anglo Saxon times, a clerestory window,…

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Royal Ordnance Depot Open Day

The Royal Ordnance Depot, Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire

The Royal Ordnance Depot in Weedon Bec opens it's doors to allow visitors in completely free of charge to celebrate the history of the site. The…

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Annesley Old Church

A608, Annesley, Nottinghamshire, Annesley, Nottinghamshire, NG15 0AE

Conserved ruins of 12th Century Grade I Listed Norman church in beautiful rural setting. There will be guided tours of the site and talks about…

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Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel

1 Old Meeting House Yard, Off Walkden Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1QR

Historic church building - dating from 1702 - with later additions, including beautiful stained glass by William Morris & Co., and G.F. Gascoigne…

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Behind the Scenes at the Palace Theatre, Newark

Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY

The Palace Theatre Newark was built by local business woman Emily Blagg and opened in 1920. Over the last 97 years many well known actors and…

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Thoresby Park

Thoresby Courtyard , Thoresby Park , Newark , Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP

Thoresby Park will open its doors to the New house on the Thoresby Estate. Thoresby Park is occupied by the Matheson family who began…

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Visit Newark Heritage Barge at the Wharf, Newark

Newark Heritage Barge, The Wharf, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1EU

Visit the Leicester Trader, Newark's Heritage Barge, which will be berthed at the Wharf over the HOD weekend. The barge is the last of the barges…

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A self guided walk around Strelley Village

All Saints Church, Main Street, Strelley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 6PE

This self guide walk uses a leaflet that has been prepared for Heritage Open Days by Strelley Hall. It takes visitors around the village and tells…

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Bromley House Library

Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6HL

A chance to see inside Bromley House Library, one of the 'hidden gems' of Nottingham. The library was founded in 1816 and is located in a…

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Discover the William Booth Birthplace Museum

10-14 Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4QG

Explore the birthplace of Nottingham's most famous preacher and social reformer - William Booth - founder of The Salvation Army. Explore the Grade…

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Green’s Windmill and Science Centre

Greens Mill Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4QB

Green's Windmill is a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Turning again since 1986, climb to the…

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Heart of Heritage @ Debbie Bryan

Debbie Bryan, 18 St. Mary's Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1PF

Adorned with textile nostalgia and authentic industrial fixtures and fixings from Nottingham’s Lace Industry, Debbie Bryan will have historical…

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The Coach House

59 Sherbrooke Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 2BE

Welcome to The Coach House - a lovingly restored Edwardian building located in a fascinating street renowned for its industrial heritage. Back in…

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The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8A Victoria Street, Eastwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3AW

Whether you’ve read all of his books, or simply like visiting different historic houses, come and see our quaint museum where the controversial…

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Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum

Wollaton Village Dovecote, Dovecote Drive, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG82NB

A restored Grade II listed Elizabethan Dovecote built around 1565. Downstairs entrance room, replica early 20th century parlour and scullery.…

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Denman Public Library

Churchgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6PF

A rambling building with a mid-18th century extension facing the street. The original house is of early 18th century or late 17th century but…

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Brackenhurst Hall, Southwell, Notts

Brackenhurst College, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF

A large Grade II listed country house built in 1828 and extensively remodelled in c1890 by Sir William Hicking, a prominent Nottingham…

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Southwell Cathedral

Southwell Cathedral, Church Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

Take part in mini tours and also tower tours of the Cathedral. These are available on Thursday 7th September 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Stay to hear…

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Lindley’s Windmill, Sutton in Ashfield

Lindley's Mill, Prospect Place , Sutton in Ashfield , Nottinghamshire, NG17 1AD

The stone tower windmill was built in 1820 to replace an old post mill. It is the only complete stone windmill tower remaining in Nottinghamshire.…

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Mr Straw’s House

5 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG

Step back in time with the house that time forgot… This Edwardian semi-detached house is little changed since the Straw family took up residence…

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