Properties and events in North West 2017

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Poulton Research Project

Poulton Research Project, Milking Parlour, Poulton, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9EE

Multi- period site which has produced 12,000 years of finds, notably a large Iron Age Settlement, Roman period landscape & medieval chapel…

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SuperHome Open Day - Hoole, Chester

Elmwood Avenue, Hoole, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3RH

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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Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden

Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden, Colehill Bank, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3AD

Come and see the restored late eighteenth century Bath House, a rare survivor of a private cold water plunge pool, and its associated grounds with…

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Visit All Saints’ Church and Lewis Carroll Centre at Daresbury

Daresbury All Saints Church and Lewis Carroll Centre, Daresbury Lane, Daresbury
, Cheshire, WA4 4AE

All Saints church in the village of Daresbury was originally founded as a chapel of ease to Norton Priory, over 850 years ago. The present church…

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Hooton Park Historic WWI RAF Base

The Hooton Park Trust, The Hangars, Airfield Way, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 1BQ

Come and experience Hooton Park Airfield, many of the original buildings still exist including three Belfast Truss Hangars, which dominate the…

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St George’s Church, Hyde

St George's Church, Church St, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1JZ

St George's opened as a Commissioners Church in 1832. It has changed since opening on three notable occasions with changes to decor, furnishing,…

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Knutsford ‘Regina v Turing and Murray’ Quarter Sessions records

Brook Street Chapel Heritage Site, Adams Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

In 1952, at the Sessions House in Knutsford (now The Courthouse Hotel), Turing was prosecuted for homosexual acts in the trial Regina v Turing and…

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Knutsford ‘Run Knutsford’s Turing 2:46’

Knutsford Leisure Centre, Westfield Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0BL

This community event celebrates Alan Turing’s love of running. His prowess as a long-distance runner is one of his lesser-known talents - his…

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Knutsford ‘The Brilliance of the Turing-Welchman Bombe’

The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

PAUL KELLAR MBE is a trustee of the Turing-Welchman Bombe Rebuild Trust that rebuilt, maintains and runs the famous code-breaking machine. The…

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Knutsford ‘The Codes of Mixology’ in the Secret Bar

The Lost & Found, Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6BW

This event will have a strong 1940s feel. It will take place in The Lost & Found’s Secret Bar, which will be transformed into a WW2 era…

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Knutsford ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘Behind the Scenes’ with Jonathan Swinton’

Curzon Cinema, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PE

The Imitation Game (2014) is the hugely successful Academy Award-winning spy drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch that is based on the biography…

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Knutsford ‘Your Money and Good Cheer’ Street Performance

Regent Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6GR

Join Minerva Arts as they share their ‘Souling’ project in a brand new piece of outdoor performance for all the family. Since January,…

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Knutsford Bexton Croft

Bexton Croft, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9ED

Bexton Croft, a Grade II* private home, is one of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in Cheshire. Built in 1895 by the renowned Baillie Scott, it…

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Knutsford Booths Hall

Booths Hall, Booths Park, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8QZ

Booths Hall was the seat of the Legh family for more than 600 years until it was sold in 1917. The original hall, built as a moated timber framed…

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Knutsford Brook Street Heritage Site

Brook Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DY

Brook Street Heritage site comprises a Grade I listed Chapel built in 1687 - Knutsford's oldest place of worship - and exhibition rooms featuring…

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Knutsford Jonathan Swinton: ‘Life, You Will Lose a Lover When I Die’

The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

In 1952, local character witness Max Newman told the Knutsford Sessions House that Alan Turing was not just a friend but a frequent visitor to his…

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Knutsford Methodist Church

Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6BY

Knutsford Methodist Church is 152 years old and has a beautiful Rose window at the front of the worship area. The founder of Methodism Rev.…

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Knutsford Penny Farthing Museum & Courtyard Cafe

Rear of 92 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6ED

The UK’s only museum of its kind, Knutsford's Penny Farthing Museum is housed within Grade II listed building, originally thought to have been…

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Knutsford Peover Hall and Gardens

Peover Hall, Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9HW

Peover Hall is a Grade II* listed Elizabethan manor and family home, situated within approx. 500 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland. The…

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Knutsford SHIFT digital PatternCraft workshop at St Cross

St Cross Church, Mobberley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EL

Celebrating the early work of Alan Turing as part of Knutsford Heritage Open Days, Gemma May Latham is leading PatternCraft workshops in coding…

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Knutsford SHIFT digital: PatternCraft workshop at Tatton Park

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Celebrating the early work of Alan Turing as part of Knutsford Heritage Open Days, Gemma May Latham is leading PatternCraft workshops in coding…

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Knutsford St Cross Church

Mobberley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EL

St Cross is situated on high ground to the north east of Knutsford Town Centre. It is a fine example of the Architects Paley and Austin’s work,…

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Knutsford Tabley House Collection

Tabley House Collection Trust, Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB

The Tabley House Collection is housed in the finest Palladian mansion in Cheshire. The estate was home to the Leicester family for 700 years,…

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Knutsford The Belle Époque

The Belle Epoque, 60 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DT

Richard Harding Watt (1842-1914) was a local philanthropist and idealist with a passion for building, who made his fortune from glove making in…

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Knutsford The Extraordinary Ordinaries

Courtyard Coffee House & Penny Farthing Museum, Rear of 92, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6ED

Penny Farthings were originally known as ‘Ordinaries’. Glynn Stockdale is a renowned expert on the history of bicycles and the Penny Farthing…

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Knutsford The Old Croft

The Old Croft, Legh Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8NR

Richard Harding Watt (1842-1913) was an amateur designer and wealthy glove merchant who transformed the townscape of Knutsford with a series of…

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Knutsford The Old Laundry

13 Drury Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6HA

Richard Harding Watt (1842-1914) was a local philanthropist and idealist with a passion for building, who made his fortune from glove making in…

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Knutsford The Weaver Valley WI Choir perform at Tabley House

Tabley House Collection, Tabley Lane, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB

Formed in 2003 as a result of amalgamation, The Choir now has more than 80 members from more than 20 different WIs in Cheshire. This very popular…

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Knutsford Turing’s Mechanical Calculator

Tabley House Collection, Tabley Lane, Chester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0EZ

Until recently, this calculator was on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. It is owned by The University of Manchester and is on loan…

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UNSUNG STORIES: ‘Regina v Turing & Murray’ Performance

The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

‘Regina v Turing and Murray’ has been commissioned by Heritage Open Days to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation…

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UNSUNG STORIES: ‘Regina v Turing and Murray’ Exhibition & VR

The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

This new immersive work from creative company RE-DOCK (working with the local community and LGBTQ artists across Greater Manchester) will combine…

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Christ Church. An Engineering Marvel

Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6EG

Christ Church is a magnificent Georgian building with a huge interior including an encircling gallery. The large space is particularly enthralling…

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Wybunbury Tower

Main Road, Wybunbury, Nantwich, Cheshire

Climb to the top of the beautiful leaning tower and survey Cheshire Plane, Peak District, Shropshire Hills, and Snowdonia if its clear. Many…

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Northwich Library Past and Present

Cheshire County Council, Northwich Library, Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5DR

The library will be having special tours of the public areas of the library, talking about the history of this listed building. Tours last half an…

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Salting the Sea-Arts Weekend!

Canal & River Trust, Anderton Boat Lift Operations Centre, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

Salting the Sea written by Lee Thompson, is a new play commissioned for Heritage Open Days. When Salt Barge Captain, Fuller discovers a member of…

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St Helen’s Church Northwich, OPEN DAYS

Church Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5PB

Visitors will see the oldest and most beautiful building in Northwich. Parts of the fabric of St Helen’s Church date back to the mid fourteenth…

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St George’s Church

Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6NU

At your leisure you can discover the magnificent architecture, furnishings and history of this neo-gothic Grade I listed church - "The finest…

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Cairo Street Chapel Warrington Heritage Open Day

Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel, 4 Cairo Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1ED

The earliest dissenting chapel in Warrington part of the 1662 ejection. Monuments to pupils of Warrington Academy and prominent families of the…

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Museum of Policing in Cheshire Open Day

Cheshire Constabulary, Warrington Police Station, Arpley Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1LQ

Housed in the Victorian cells in Warrington Police Station the Museum of Policing collects, preserves and exhibits artefacts spanning the history…

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St Oswald’s Church Winwick   Warrington

Golborne Road, Winwick, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8TA

The church building has been closed for some 7 years due to deathwatch beetle in the ceilings; the building has been reordered and was reopened on…

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Our Favourite Hymns

St. Marie's, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6DB

St Marie’s Heritage Group will welcome former parishioners, heritage buffs & lovers of singing into our beautiful, atmospheric venue to discuss…

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Talks, Walks and Family History

The Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum , Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0DF

Visit Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum on Sunday 10th Sept to discover all about the rich heritage of the area. Prior to the…

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The Bridges to Prosperity and Freemasonry in Widnes

Widnes Masonic Hall, Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7QH

2017 is an important year for Freemasonry. It is the 300th anniversary of the formation of the first Grand Lodge of England (the oldest in the…

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Norcliffe Chapel, Styal

Altrincham Road, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4JE

Originally founded in 1823 by Samuel Greg, the owner of Quarry Bank Mill as a gift to the villagers. The chapel was originally Baptist, but later…

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Winsford - A town built from salt. Talk by Tony Bostock

Cheshire West & Chester, Winsford Library, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2AS

Talk by local historian Tony Bostock on the fascinating history of Winsford and its development during the salt mining heydays. If all the salt…

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Worth its salt: an exhibition of Winsford’s mining legacy at Winsford Library

Cheshire West & Chester, Winsford Library, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2AS

Exhibits from Winsford’s Local Studies Collection showing the history of salt and the development of the local towns and chemical…

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Nenthead Mines

Smelt Mill, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD

Nenthead Mines is an important historic place at Nenthead, near Alston, in Cumbria. The remote valley is covered by the remains from the lead and…

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A Talk on Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley And The Vital Defence of The Lake District

St Margaret of Antioch Church, Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

St Margaret of Antioch, Wray on Windermere is the estate church for Wray Castle, the 19th century mock gothic pile built for a Liverpool surgeon…

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Art from Charlotte Mason’s House of Education: Murals in ‘Millet’ and Nature Notebooks at the Armitt

University of Cumbria, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BB

Art from Charlotte Mason's House of Education: Murals in 'Millet' and Nature Notebooks at the Armitt As we celebrate the 10th Annoversary of the…

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Hawkshead Hill Baptist Chapel

Chapel Cottage, Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0PW

Hawkshead Hill Chapel is a converted 17th century barn. The congregation derives from a small group of miners who covenanted together in 1678 in…

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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s House

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Beatrix's beloved Hill Top is a time capsule of her amazing life. This unique tour led by our experienced collections manager will get you closer…

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National Trust Allan Bank

Allan Bank, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QB

Make yourself at home at Allan Bank. Help yourself to a cuppa and relax in the study with a book. Create a masterpiece in our art room, try your…

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The Elterwater Merz Barn

Cylinders, Elterwater, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JB

The Cylinders site was originally a landscape garden but was left derelict for more than 40 years and has become a refuge for Lakeland birds and…

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Wray Castle

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

This year we're uncovering the colourful history of the castle: join a tour with our volunteer research intern to hear what we’ve learnt this…

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YHA Langdale, High Close Heritage Open Day

YHA Langdale, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ

A celebration of heritage and history at High Close Estate in partnership with the National Trust and English Heritage. Come and explore this…

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Opening of the Tower at Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral, Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TZ

The tour will take visitors up steep staircases, along narrow passages and across the clerestory with spectacular views into the chancel and…

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All Saints’ Church Bell Tower

All Saints Church, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PJ

We will have information displays, models, books and talks about the history and art of bell ringing. We will have videos of bell ringing,…

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Cockermouth & Papcastle Conservation Areas Exhibition and Book Launch

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9LU

During 2017, Cockermouth Civic Trust have been participating in the national celebration of the 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas in…

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Cockermouth Castle

Castlegate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9EU

A guided tour of the castle grounds led by Cockermouth Civic Trust and by the kind permission of the owners, Lord & Lady Egremont. The tour will…

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Isel Hall

Isel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QG

Isel Hall is a private home standing on a steep slope above the River Derwent, commanding glorious views across the river to the Lakeland Fells.…

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Masonic Hall

Challoner Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9QS

Visitors will be able to tour the Free Masons Hall and find out more about Free Masonry. The Cockermouth Free Masons Hall was built in 1885 and is…

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River Confluence Storying

Confluence Area, Brewery Lane, Cockermouth , Cumbria

Meeting at the recently refurbished area at the confluence of the River Cocker and River Derwent, come and join our story tellers Jeff Wallcook,…

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Wordsworth House and Garden

National Trust, Wordsworth House, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William Wordsworth’s childhood home free of charge on Saturday 9 September. Whether you meet the…

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Steam Yacht Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN

A free, 'behind the scenes' tour of Steam Yacht Gondola owned and operated by the National Trust. Visitors will be able to view archive material…

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Dalton Castle

Market Place, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AX

The 14th-century tower known as Dalton Castle was formerly the manorial courthouse of Furness Abbey. Here the abbott exercised his right to hold…

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Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House)

Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR

From follies to fell running, explore the fascinating history and grounds of Barrow House, a Georgian mansion that was built for Joseph…

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Theatre by the Lake Open Day

Theatre By the Lake, Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Take a look behind the scenes of this busy theatre in the height of its home-produced rep season of plays. Come in and meet our staff, actors,…

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St Michael, Barton - Church Heritage

St Michael's Church, Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2LR

St. Michael's is a Grade 1 listed church and is the only medieval church in Cumbria with a central Norman tower. The church was built in the mid…

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Conishead Priory and Modern Buddhist Temple

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple, A5087 Coast Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9QQ

Visit the Temple for World Peace, see the Romantic Gothic mansion, stroll in the gardens, explore the woods, discover the beach on Morecambe Bay.…

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Fell Foot’s Hidden Heritage

Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

Unrivalled in its position at the foot of England’s longest and best loved lake, Fell Foot is unique in the Lake District. Here a complex of…

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Exhibition celebrating the life and work of Percy Kelly a local artist.

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Scotch Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7NL

To mark Heritage Open Day and one of its suggested themes this year of LGBTQ issues, we will be celebrating the life and work of Percy Kelly a…

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St Bees Head Fog Signal Station walk

Haig Mining Museum Car Park, Solway Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9BG

Join the Colourful Coast Partnership as we walk from Haig Museum along the coast to the St Bees Head Fog Signal Station - you’ll see and hear…

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Walk The Past

The Beacon Museum, West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY

Discover the amazing and diverse history of Georgian Whitehaven. On foot, you will have the opportunity to go back in time and explore the unique…

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St Michael’s Church, Bowness on Solway

St. Michael's Church, Bowness on Solway, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 5AF

St Michael's Church reflects the life on the Solway dating back to Norman times. The Norman Font, the old bells of 1626, with their swashbuckling…

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Calgarth Park

Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LF

Calgarth Park is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion built in 1790 by Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff. Set in lovely parkland and with views of…

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Mossley Heritage Centre

Heritage Centre (Emmaus Mossley), Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5 9AH

Visit Mossley's Heritage Centre in the corner of Longlands Mill (which houses the very popular Emmaus.) Investigate aspects of Mossley's…

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St George’s Church, Mossley

St. Georges Vicarage, Stamford Street, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5 0LP

St. George's Church is a Grade II listed building, it was completed in 1882 on the site of an earlier Chapel dating to 1755. Of note is the 'Last…

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Blackrod’s Heritage Day

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Blackrod Library, Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 5EQ

Blackrod Library will be open Saturday 9th September from 9am -4pm to complement St Katharine’s Church’s opening in Blackrod for Heritage…

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St Katharine’s Church

Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 5EN

St Katharine's (The Church on the Hill) is a landmark for miles around and has been so for more than 8 centuries. The present Grade II listed…

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St Stephen & All Martyrs’ Church

Radcliffe Road, Lever Bridge, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 1NZ

St Stephen & All Martyrs is the first of Edmund Sharpe's three famous 'pot' (or terracotta) churches. It was built 1842-45 of locally produced…

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St. James the Great Church, Daisy Hill

Lower Leigh Road, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5 2EH

Visitors can SEE - A Grade II* listed church by architects Paley and Austin built of red brick and terracotta, described by Pevsner as "A masterly…

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Christ Church, Walshaw

Christ Church, High Street, Walshaw, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8 3FS

The Jesse Haworth Memorial Church - now known as Christ Church - is a landmark church, visible from miles around. Pevsner describes the building…

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St James Parish Church Woolfold Open Weekend

St James Parish Church, Walshaw Road, Woolfold, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8 1PY

This is a wonderful chance to visit a beautiful arts and crafts-style version of a traditional parish church consecrated in 1930 and still serving…

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Christ Church, West Didsbury

Darley Avenue, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2ZD

The Church was built in 1881 as a gift to the community from Mr William Roberts of Darleydale and cost £13,000. It was, for many years, known as…

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The Old Parsonage

Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2RQ

Original parts of this magnificent house probably date back to the mid-sixteenth century with fine extensions added between 1820 and 1830. Its…

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Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel - Dukinfield’s Oldest Building

Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel, Old Hall Street, off Globe Lane, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, SK16

See the chapel, a Grade II* ruin and the oldest building in Dukinfield, and its unusual location. Hear a talk about the chapel, Dukinfield Hall…

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Old Chapel (Unitarian) Dukinfield

Old Chapel (Unitarian), Chapel Hill, Old Road, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, SK16 4EN

The fine neo-Gothic Grade 2* listed chapel is open again following an extensive restoration funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As well…

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Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross

Knott Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 5SQ

The original chapel became the first place of Christian worship in Hyde in 1708. The present chapel was built in 1846; a Grade II listed building,…

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Mottram Parish Church

Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 6JL

The Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, is a fine medieval building in the Perpendicular style, set on the top of Warhill in Mottram in…

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Hare Hill House, Littleborough

Hare Hill House, Hare Hill Park, Hare Hill Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, OL15 9HE

Hare Hill House will be open to the public on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September, with guided tours available. This year our Hare Hill Heroes…

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Chetham’s Library and Medieval Buildings

Chetham's Library, Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SB

Come and explore one of Manchester’s oldest buildings, where Elizabethan alchemist John Dee conjured up devils and where Karl Marx plotted to…

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Christ Church, Moss Side

Christ Church, Monton Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 4GP

A magnificent reredos by G. F. Bodley crowns the tall, elegant and spacious interior of this Grade II* Listed Church, designed by local architect…

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Clayton Hall living history museum

Clayton Hall, Clayton Park, Ashton new Road, Clayton,, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 4RU

Clayton Hall is a Grade II* listed building situated in Clayton Park, Ashton new Road, Clayton, Manchester. It sits on a raised mound, designated…

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9LW

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautifully restored home of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester's most famous Victorian author. Most famous for writing…

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Guided Tours of Central Manchester Friends (Quaker) Meeting House   ouse

6 Mount Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5NS

The first Quaker Meeting House on the current site at Mount Street was built in 1795. During the Peterloo Massacre some of the crowd were forced…

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Monton Unitarian Church

Monton Unitarian Church, Monton Green, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 8AP

The church is replete with late 19th century stained glass windows. Noteworthy is that in addition to honouring Jesus and other biblical figures,…

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Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport. Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest…

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Radcliffe Parish Church of St. Mary

Radcliffe Parish Church of St. Mary, Church Green, Radcliffe, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M26 2QA

We will be having the theme of Whit Walks and May Queens with displays of banners, dresses and photographs. Light refreshments of tea and coffee…

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St Anne’s Church, Denton

St. Anne's Church, St. Anne's Road , Denton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34 3EB

The interior of the church has fine examples of Salviati and Oppenheimer mosaics.The stained glass in the windows is by Heaton Butler & Baines of…

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St Cross Church, Clayton

St Cross Church, 611 Ashton New Road, Clayton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 4UA

Butterfield church (1866). Stewards available for guided tours. Craft stall including home-made jewellery, cards, gifts. Café serving…

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SuperHome Open Day - St. George’s Road, Manchester

St. Georges Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 6SZ

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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Textile Conservation Studio tours

Peoples History Museum, Leftbank, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3ER

Take a peek behind the glass for a closer look at the work of our specialist conservators. We invite you on a tour of our fascinating Textile…

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The Pankhurst Centre - Votes for Women!

Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9WP

Visit The Pankhurst Centre, home of the leader of the suffragette movement Emmeline Pankhurst and her three daughters. Follow the story of the…

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The Portico Library

The Portico Library & Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3HY

The Portico Library is a beautiful Georgian building with a 19th century collection. Its gallery is open to the public year-round. Its Reading…

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Tour of the Mechanics Institute, birthplace of the TUC.

Mechanics Centre Ltd, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DD

The Mechanics Institute is a grade II* listed building it is best known as the birthplace of the TUC which was founded in the building in 1868. It…

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Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 0FE

A great opportunity to visit Victoria Baths, widely recognised as Britain's finest municipal swimming pool and a Grade II* listed building. No…

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Hopwood Hall Estate

Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 6XH

For the first time in over 30 years the significant Hopwood Hall will have a few areas open for public viewing. The building is currently…

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St. Margaret’s Church, Chapel Road, Hollinwood, Oldham

St. Margarets & St. Chads Church, Chapel Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 4QQ

This is the second church on the present site consecrated on 29th September 1879. The first Church was consecrated on 8th July 1769. The…

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Bamford Chapel and Norden URC

Norden Road, Bamford, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 5PQ

Bamford Chapel and Norden URC has recently benefitted from a considerable grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has enabled us to re-roof…

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Christ Church, Healey

Christ Church, Gandy Lane, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6EF

Designed by the renowned George Shaw, Christ Church Healey is a Victorian Gothic Grade II listed church. The foundation stone was laid in 1849 by…

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Horse Carrs

Horse Carrs, Shawclough Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6LG

Horse Carrs, built in 1865 last year celebrated its 150th year. Originally built as the family home of the Silk Mill Manufacturer, Thomas…

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St Mary in the Baum Church, Rochdale

St Mary's Gate, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1DZ

The Church of St Mary-in-the-Baum, Rochdale, of 1909-11 is listed Grade I. Architect, Ninian Comper was a leading Anglo-Catholic designer and…

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Step into Heritage at St Edmund’s Falinge

St Edmund's Church, Edmund Street, Falinge, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6QF

Visit St Edmund's Falinge , Rochdale's Hidden Heritage Gem open over the heritage open days 2017, see a magnificent & complete scheme of wonderful…

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St Paul’s Parish Church

St. Paul's Parish Church, Springfield Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 7YA

The Church will be throwing open its doors, to celebrate HOD with performances from Sale Handbell Ringers, ‘Ye Olde Traditional Morris Men' and…

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Salford Lads club / “Albert Finney was never a member”  special exhibition of blue plaques

Salford Lads Club, St. Ignatius Walk, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 3RX

The special exhibition "Albert Finney was never a member" is a set of 20 "blueish" plaques celebrating people and events at the club. Salford is a…

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Working Class Movement Library Tour

Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WX

Behind-the-scenes tours of a beautiful building which houses one of the most unusual libraries in the world. There's no shushing here, only…

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Church of Saint Peter, Swinton

Saint Peter's Church, Chorley Road, Swinton, Swinton, Greater Manchester, M27 0WA

Saint Peter's Church is a Grade 2 * listed building in the heart of Swinton in the City of Salford. It is nearly 150 years old and the work of the…

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Damhouse Astley

Damhouse, Astley Hall Drive, astley, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M297TX

The house dates from the 1500s, and is in 17acres of Woodland including a pond, and walkways. There is a Tearoom, open 7days a week serving hot,…

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Bancroft Mill Engine Museum

Bancroft Mill, Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5QR

See and experience the power and might of Lancashire's largest surviving cotton mill steam engine, still being steamed in its original…

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Heritage Harvest Festival at The Old Church, Becconsall

Old Church, Becconsall Lane, Becconsall, Lancashire, PR4 6RR

Enjoy an old-fashioned harvest festival with homemade cakes, pies and jams and local Lancashire cheese! Delicious Ploughman's lunches…

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Paint the Town…

The Bureau Centre for the Arts, St. Johns church, Victoria street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6DW

"Paint the Town..... "is a challenge to artists of all ages and abilities- beginners, amateurs and professionals- to create a painting or drawing…

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The Exchange Blackburn

Resource Blackburn, 71-73 King William Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DT

Guided tours of the Cotton Exchange. Find out how volunteers are rescuing and restoring this iconic building and how you can get…

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Woodend Mining Museum

Woodend Mining Museum, Woodend Road, Reedley, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9DR

Woodend Mining Museum is the only Museum in the Burnley area dedicated to Coal Mining and it is opening its doors for the Heritage Open Days. Come…

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Behind the Bookshelves at Clitheroe Library

Church Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2DG

Learn the history of Clitheroe library, including the historic 1820s Moot Hall and 1600s dungeons. View original architectural plans and discover…

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Clitheroe Castle Museum

Clitheroe Castle Museum, Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BA

Free entry Saturday 9th September. The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated…

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Clitheroe Civic Society Exhibition

Clitheroe Castle Museum, Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BA

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the first Conservation Area (CA), in Stamford Lincolnshire, Clitheroe Civic Society will…

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Clitheroe Civic Society Town Trail

The Market Place, Clitheroe Town Centre, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2BZ

Clitheroe Civic Society Town Trail: Saturday 9th Sept. 2017 Clitheroe Civic Society (CCS) will be providing guided tours of the historic Town…

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Colne Town Hall

Colne Town Council, Town Hall, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0AQ

A local government board with powers to levy rates was introduced to Colne in 1875 as a solution to problems caused by rapidly rising population.…

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Darwen Library

Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 3BU

DARWEN NAME ORIGINS - an illustrated talk: Explore the meaning behind Darwen place and family names with local historian Peter Watson. Discover…

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