Properties and events in Eastern 2017

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Bedfordshire Archives Tour and Exhibition

Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AP

Bedfordshire Archives will be open for guided tours on Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th September. These will give an opportunity to see…

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John Bunyan Museum

Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3EU

John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress, is one of Bedford's most famous sons. Visit the Museum and Church and take a walk through Bunyan's…

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Panacea Propaganda: The Box in Print

Panacea Museum, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3NX

Panacea Propaganda: The Box in Print. Exhibition and Talk From the 1920’s to the end of the last century the Panacea Society’s billboard and…

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Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre & Tea Room

Station House, Station Road, Ridgmont, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0XP

We tell the story of the Marston Vale railway line engineered by Robert Stephenson and opened in 1846. It was the first railway line to reach…

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St Mary’s Church, Felmersham, Bedfordshire

High Road, Felmersham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7JP

St Mary's Church, Felmersham, is awarded 3 stars in Simon Jenkins ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’. The Church is a fine example of Early…

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Willington Dovecote and Stables

Church End, Willington, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3PX

These spectacular Tudor buildings, constructed about the time of the dissolution of the monasteries from recycled stone from nearby demolished…

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Heritage Mill Open Day

W Jordan & Son (Biggleswade) Ltd, Holme Mills, Langford Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9JX

Victorian themed Free Day Mill event at Jordans Mill (10am until 2pm) Lovingly restored having stopped milling in 2000, the 19th Century Mill…

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Queen Anne’s Summerhouse

The Warren, Shuttleworth Estate, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EB

Queen Anne's Summerhouse is an early eighteenth-century brick-built folly located on the Shuttleworth Estate. The summerhouse boasts exceptionally…

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Luton Hoo Walled Garden

The Luton Hoo Walled Garden, Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4LF

Designed by Capability Brown for the 3rd Earl of Bute in 1769 and now being restored to its former splendour, this 5 acre octagonal garden is …

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Landbeach Tithe Barn

Tithe Barn, Opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9FA

See this unique timber frame Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for yourself. Tithe Barns are rare in the UK and this is the only remaining…

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Chatteris in Myth and Memory

Chatteris Town Council, 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6JA

Join us at Chatteris Museum for our Heritage Open Day event on the 9th of September. Between 10am and 4pm come down to the museum to join in with…

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Coates Tower Windmill - Open Event

Mill House, 168 Coates Road, Coates, Cambridgeshire, PE7 2BE

This is a fantastic opportunity to view an important 19th Century historic c.1880 Fenland landmark not normally open to the public. Following its…

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Peterborough Energy Recovery Centre

Fourth Drove, Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5UR

The team at Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility, in Fengate will be opening its doors to members of the public in September to explore the…

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St Pegas Church and Medieval Wallpaintings

St Pegas Church, Chestnut Close, Peakirk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7NW

The most striking features of St Pegas Church, Peakirk are its extensive 14th century wallpaintings, including a passion sequence and a St…

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St Peter’s Church, Offord Darcy, St Neots, Cambs

St Peter's Church, High Street, Offord Darcy, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5RH

St Peter's Church, with its Norman arches to the north aisle dating from around 1130, shows the four styles of English church architecture. The…

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Fenland Historic Building Conservation Fair

Centenary Green & Octavia Hill Birthplace House, No.8 South Brink , Wisbech , Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JB

Come and celebrate Heritage Open Days in the historic Georgian Market Town of Wisbech where The Society for Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and Fenland…

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Historic Warehouse Tour, North Brink, Wisbech

11 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR

The owner of this historic and largely unaltered river fronting warehouse, known as the Granary, is pleased to offer interested parties the rare…

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The Wisbech High Street Project: Display and Tours

Wisbech Fenland Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1ES

The Wisbech High Street Project is a 4 year programme funded by the HLF. We have around £1.9m to spend on the regeneration of the historic High…

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Wisbech General Cemetery Heritage Open Day

Wisbech General Cemetery, North End, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1PE

This attractive and peaceful corner of Wisbech originated in 1836 - one of the first Victorian burial grounds in the country created by a private…

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Warner Textile Archive

Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3GB

The Warner Textile Archive is a rich design resource documenting the successes and innovation of Warner & Sons from the late 1800s. The Collection…

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Chelmsford Museum – free admission and guided tour

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ

Chelmsford Museum is set in the lovely Victorian Grade 2 listed Oaklands House, built in 1865 in the Italianate style for the brewer,…

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Galleywood Heritage Centre - An illustrated history talk

Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Margaretting Road, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR

There will be a Powerpoint presentation of slides as an introduction to Galleywood’s history. This will include details of our famous racecourse…

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Hanningfield Water Treatment Works - 60th anniversary tour

Essex & Suffolk Water,Sandon Valley House, Canon Barns Road, East Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8BD

The Hanningfield Water Treatment Works near Chelmsford treats up to 240 million litres of water a day from Hanningfield Reservoir, supplying…

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Sandford Mill Industrial Museum

Sandford Mill Museum, Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6NY

Sandford Mill is the former Borough of Chelmsford waterworks and is in a magical rural setting minutes away from the busy city. Originally a…

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SuperHome Open Day - Burrs Road, Clacton-on-Sea

Burrs Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 4LN

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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St James the Less and St Helen’s Church, Colchester

51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The exterior and central part of the church was designed by the acclaimed Catholic architect John Joseph Scoles. He based his exterior design,…

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St Peter’s Church

St Peter's Church, North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PG

A multi-period church with surviving medieval features. There is a wall niche at the south aisle of the church, a remnant of the medieval church…

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8 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

The building was the parlour and solar wing of a Tudor merchant's house, possibly built for Roger Tymperley circa 1485, and now known as…

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Harlowbury Chapel

Harlowbury Chapel, Old Road, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0HE

Harlowbury Chapel is situated in the grounds of Harlowbury Manor. The chapel was built in 1180 with brick buttressed flint walls a fine crown post…

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Old Harlow Heritage Day

St John's Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC), St John's Walk, Market Street, Harlow, Essex, cm17 0aj

St John's Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC) will be holding a special Heritage Open Day concentrating on the area of Old Harlow and the ARC. The…

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Parndon Hall

Parndon Hall, Princess Alexandra Hospital , Hamstel Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX

In the midst of Harlow New Town, at the back of the site of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, stands Parndon Hall. The house was built in…

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The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

The Gibberd Garden is Grade II listed and was created by Sir Frederick Gibberd, a leading twentieth century architect and the master-planner of…

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Beeleigh Water and Steam Mill

Abbey Turning, off Old London Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

Beeleigh Water and Steam Mill was once one of the largest flour mills in Essex. The site was abandoned after the water mill was destroyed by fire…

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Friary Walled Garden

Friary Walled Garden, Whitehorse Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FW

Often referred to as Maldon's secret garden, the Friary Walled Garden is guaranteed to surprise everyone who encounters it for the first time,…

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Maldon District Museum

47 Mill Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HX

Maldon Museum, the Museum in the Park, holds a fascinating collection reflecting the social, domestic and industrial history of Maldon and the…

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Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plumes Library, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ

Thomas Plume’s Library was founded in 1704 under the terms of the will of Dr Thomas Plume, Vicar of Greenwich and Archdeacon of Rochester, who…

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Naze Tower

Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE

The Naze Tower was built in 1720 by Trinity House as a Navigation Mark for ships sailing in and out of the port of Harwich. In its early days it…

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Berkhamsted Castle Guided Tours

Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Guided tours of Berkhamsted Castle, a typical motte and bailey Norman castle, built originally as a timber structure by William the Conqueror's…

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Rectory Lane Cemetery

Rectory Lane Cemetery , Rectory lane , Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

This is an opportunity to learn about the plans for the Cemetery now that a capital grant of £1 million from the lottery has been confirmed. See…

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The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School

Castle Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BB

The Old Hall is the original school house of Berkhamsted School, founded 1541 by Dean Incent The chapel is late 19th century, modelled on the…

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Tours of Dacorum Heritage Trust Museum Store

Dacorum Heritage Trust, The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3YL

The Dacorum Heritage Trust is an accredited museum, based at the Museum Store, a converted Fire Station. It houses collections from the different…

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All Saints Parish Church, Bishop’s Stortford

All Saints Church, Stansted Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2DY

All Saints Church was built in 1937 to replace a Victorian Church which had been destroyed by fire. It was designed by Stephen Dykes Bower and is…

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St Joseph and the English Martyrs Catholic Church, Bishop’s Stortford

St Joseph's Church , Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND

While the church is normally open to the public, on Saturday 9 September, stewards will be available to answer visitors' questions. The church was…

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St Michael’s Church Bishop’s Stortford

St Michael's Church, Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND

St Michael's is one of the largest medieval parish churches in the county. It was built mainly in the 15th century although the top stage of the…

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Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Bushey Museum & Art Gallery, Rudolph Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3HW

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery is open and, in addition on Saturday and Sunday, there will be an opportunity for adults and children to examine…

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Murphy TV and Radio Day at Mill Green Mill & Museum

Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, Mill Green Museum & Mill, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD

Join us for Heritage Open Day on Sunday 10 September 2017, as we take a look behind the scenes at Mill Green Museum. Tour the museum's fascinating…

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Dagnall Street Baptist Church

Upper Dagnall Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5EE

Lofty Victorian Baptist Church built above a lower hall circa 1885, with adjacent meeting rooms and cafe built in 1989. The interior of the…

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Out and About with the Romans: Exploring the Alternative Ancient History of Verulamium in St Albans

Verulamium Museum, St. Michaels Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW

Verulamium Museum will be free entry for all on Saturday 9 September to celebrate Heritage Open Days! Heritage Open Days are highlighting LGBTQ…

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St Albans Signal Box and Railway Museum

St Albans Signal Box, Ridgemont Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL13AJ

This Midland Main Line Signal Box built in 1892 and Grade II listed has been fully restored and offers visitors the opportunity to see how trains…

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Southern Maltings, Ware Arts Centre

Kibes Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 7BS

The Southern Malting, built in the 1830's, is now the only Ware malting buildings in public ownership and the only one with most of its original…

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A Walk in the Woods

Harebreaks Wood, Leggatts Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 6NX

North Watford History Group and Friends of Harebreaks Wood invite you to join us on a guided walk through this area of ancient woodland. While…

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Spring Bulb Planting at Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9FG

Step back in time and visit the remains of a 3rd century Romano-English bathing suite. This year visitors can also help to plant bulbs in our…

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The ‘Remember Nelson’ exhibition at The Hoste hotel

The Hoste, Luxury hotels and Beauty Spa, The Green, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8HD

The Hoste hotel is proud to have the new 'Remember Nelson' exhibition, featuring letters written by Horatio Nelson, together with prints and…

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Cromer Railway Signal Box

Off Holt Road, Between Argos and the old Cromer cemetery, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ST

At this Grade II listed railway signal box, built in 1922, visitors can operate a Midland and Great Northern Railway 35-lever frame, and see…

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The Corn Hall, Diss

Corn Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB

If you haven’t already done so, come and explore the Corn Hall, a Greek Revival corn trading building dating from 1854 which has recently…

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SuperHome Open Day – Barroway Drove, Downham Market

88 The Drove, Barroway Drove, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0AJ

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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HOD’s Special Guided Walk - Circus, Clowns & Catastrophe.

Heritage Sign next to White Swan Pub, 1 North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1PU

A free show in Great Yarmouth pulls the crowds today as much as it did nearly two hundred years ago. In 1845 jostling for a better view suddenly…

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HODs Guided Walk - Glorious Memories of the Golden Mile

Outside Wellington Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JF

Join our new seafront walk, set between the two piers as we recount the fascinating story of life in the famous seaside resort Great Yarmouth over…

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Maritime Memories at Great Yarmouth’s Maritime Festival

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH

Visit Great Yarmouth's Official Heritage Guides at this year’s Maritime Festival. This event has been specially created for HODs visitors and…

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Royal Naval Hospital

Queens Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JU

Built in 1811, this former Navy hospital was built for Nelson's men. It was never used for them but treated naval staff, some of whom suffered…

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The Great Yarmouth Drill House - Celebrating 150 years

York Road, , Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2LX

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Drill House and celebrate its first year in operation as a state of the art circus and street arts creation…

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Time & Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Time & Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

Fishing Boats: Maritime Discovery The three boats in our courtyard have recently undergone some vital conservation work and you can now view them…

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Happisburgh: The Oldest Archaeological Site in Northern Europe

Happisburgh, Norfolk, NR12 0PR

Be guided by experts along the coastline where the 800,000 year old archaeological site of Happisburgh was unearthed beneath the beach. Hear the…

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Peep into the Parvis at St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn

St Nicholas' Chapel, St Ann's Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1NH

St Nicholas's Chapel is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. This is the largest parochial chapel in England finished about 1420 and a…

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Edwardian Pleasure Wherry at How Hill House, Ludham

How Hill Trust, How Hill House, How Hill Road, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5PG

HATHOR is the magnificent Edwardian Pleasure Wherry built in 1905 for Ethel and Helen Colman, two of the daughters of the founder of the Colman…