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All Saints: The Celebration of an Architectural Masterpiece

All Saints Church, Church Close, Boyn Hill Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4HE

All Saints is an early neo-gothic church built in 1857 by G E Street with the150ft tower and spire added in 1865, Street was a contemporary of…

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Shaw House

Shaw House, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

The stories and characters from Shaw House's past are brought to life in our exhibition. This includes items of interest from all periods…

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Their Legacy Our History

Northbrook Street, Market Place, The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1BA

The event has evolved in part from the very successful story about the history of Greenham Common delivered in 2017. The interest in wartime…

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West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum, 1 The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AS

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, 11am-3pm each day. Drop-in anytime between the times indicated. FREE. Suitable for all ages. Explore a…

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A walk around Reading’s IDR

Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HN

The walk will set the IDR in its historical context of 1970s town planning. We will discover what lies beneath; the streets of houses, pubs and…

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Berkshire Record Office

Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF

Go into areas of the Berkshire Record Office, the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire, which are not normally accessible and discover how…

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Caversham Court Gardens Tours

Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7AD

Guided tours of the beautiful riverside gardens and the listed 17th century summer house give a unique glimpse into the history of the house that…

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Centre for Heritage and Family History

Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Thinking about starting to research your family history? Already begun but hit a brick wall? Need some help progressing or organising your family…

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Extraordinary Women in Milling: The Mills Archive Trust, Watlington House

The Mills Archive Trust, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4RJ

Did you know that people have been milling in some form for thousands of years? From feeding the world, to clothing the nation, from ancient stone…

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Grade II * Watlington House.  Will you see the ghost of Capt Purvis or the ghosts of Millers?

Watlington House Trust, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4RJ

Come and be amazed by the house, the hall and the renovated gardens. Visitors will have the opportunity to see several of the historic rooms on…

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Industrial Reading - A History Tour

Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH

Reading has gone down as the town of “The 3 B’s” – a phrase that trips off the tongue and into print. But what a disservice this does to a…

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Print-a-postcard of Reading-on-Thames

Malmaison Hotel, Great Western House, 18-20 Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1JX

As part of Heritage Open Days, we will be at Malmaison Reading helping you to create your own printed postcard from the Worlds reputedly oldest…

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Royal Berkshire Hospital Medical Museum opening

Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN

The Medical Museum is located in the former laundry built in 1881-2 as one of a succession of extensions to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Our…

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Russell St/ Castle Hill Conservation Area. Under threat, or is it better or worse than that?  A walk

The Oasis, 21 Baker Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7XT

We invite you to join us on this walk, organised by Reading Civic Society and the Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee to celebrate…

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S Giles - in - Reading Church

St. Giles Church, Southampton Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2QP

The original St. Giles was built in the twelfth century, to serve a large Parish with a small population in well-wooded country through which the…

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St James’ Church

Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3HW

THE CHURCH The Church is Pugin's very first church design. The foundation stone was laid in December 1837. Extensions were added in the 20th…

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St Peter’s Church, Caversham, Reading.

St Peter's Church, The Warren, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7AQ

Visitors will be able to see and explore our parish church. The earliest surviving part was built in about 1162, with additions in the later…

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Terry’s - Special ‘Vote 100’ - 19 Famous/Not so Famous Women of Reading - Walkabout - Part 2

Outside The Horn Pub in the Butts, 2 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2LS

Start time is 10 am (please arrive 5-10 mins early for signing in etc.). Please ring me on 07505351517 to book a place if not already…

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Terry’s - Special ‘Vote 100’ 12 Famous/Not so Famous Women of Reading - Walkabout - Part 1

Outside Talbot House, 55 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SN

Start time is 10 am (please arrive 5-10 mins early for signing in etc.). Please ring me on 07505351517 to book a place if not already…

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The Acacias and Britain’s first female professor

The Acacias, University of Reading London Road Campus, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AQ

Originally a private residence from around 1800, this Grade II listed building was later lived in by George Palmer of the Huntley and Palmer…

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St Michael and All Angels Church

St. Michaels Church & Pastoral Centre, Lower Church Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 8HN

Open Sat 8th 10 - 5pm Open Sunday 12 - 5pm Saturday 8th September tour of church at 3pm and tour of churchyard at 3.30pm Sunday 9th September…

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St Laurence Church, Slough

St. Laurence Church, Upton Court Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 7LU

St Laurence's Church, Grade I listed, oldest building in Slough. Claims to fame: grave of Sir William Herschel who discovered Uranus. Other family…

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All Saints Parish Church, Wokingham

Wiltshire Road, London Road, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1TN

Bell tower access ONLY on Sunday 9th September between 1:30 and 5pm, Sensible shoes. Special items displayed on both Sunday afternoons will…

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Amersham Heritage Day

Amersham Town Council, Flint Barn Court, Church Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DB

AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY: A real family friendly day out – Amersham Old Town will be packed on Sunday 9th Sept with the return of this year’s…

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Meet the Archaeologist

Buckinghamshire County Museum, 9 Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2QP

Get up close and personal with ancient objects from the museum collections. Brett Thorn, the Keeper of Archaeology, will be offering object…

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St Mary The Virgin Church and Tower

St. Marys Church, St. Marys Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2JJ

Visit the oldest building and Parish Church of Aylesbury. This beautiful 12th century church in the heart of the old town will be open to explore.…

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The Tower Block County Hall Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UA

The building of purpose built accommodation for the County Council on Walton Street commenced in 1928, resulting in the building known as Old…

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Jordans Quaker Meeting House

Religious Society of Friends, Quaker Meeting House, Welders Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2SN

This 1688 purpose built Quaker Meeting House is in a rural setting, near Jordans Village. Join us as we mark the tercentenary of Penn's death and…

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Keach’s Meeting House, Winslow

Bell Walk, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3AH

This small Baptist chapel has open-backed benches, box pews, a gallery, pulpit, communion table and memorial tablets. Winslow has a strong…

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Maids Moreton Heritage Event

St Edmunds Church, Church Street, Maids Moreton , Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1QD

Maids Moreton, an attractive and ancient village mentioned in the Domesday book is one mile north of Buckingham on the old coach route to…

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The Gothic Temple

Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5DF

This Temple, built in 1741, is a high point in the famous landscape gardens at Stow, created for Lord Cobham by Charles Bridgeman and his…

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Winslow Brownie and Guide Hall (former National School for Girls)

Winslow Brownie and Guide Hall, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3AN

The Winslow Brownie and Guide Hall gives an idea of the conditions in which the working classes were educated at the end of the nineteenth…

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Winslow History Walk

Keach's Meeting House, Bell Walk, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3AH

Winslow began as an outlying estate of St Albans Abbey, donated by King Offa of Mercia. The Market Square was laid out in the 13th century, and…

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Chesham Bois Burial Ground Open Day

Chesham Bois Burial Ground, off Bois Moor Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1SU

Chesham Bois Burial Ground is one of Chesham Bois' best kept secrets. Even though it has been open since 1924, many local residents do not realise…

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Edlesborough Church Heritage Event

Edlesborough Church, Leighton Road, Edlesborough, Dunstable, Buckinghamshire, LU6 2EP

St Mary the Virgin Church was made redundant in 1975 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The 'Friends of the Church on the…

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St. Mary’s Church, Edlesborough

St. Mary's Church, Edlesborough, Dunstable, Buckinghamshire, LU6 2EP

10 until 4 each day except Sunday 9th - 10 to 5pm Displaying local historical records Village history displays “Extraordinary women”…

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Cliveden

Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS

Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone…

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Lords Wood - Extraordinary Women

Lords Wood , Marlow Common, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2QS

The gardens and part of the gallery at this extensive and beautiful property will be open with exhibitions and events to celebrate the…

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All Saints’ Church, Loughton, 800th Anniversary Celebration Open Weekend

All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Loughton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 8AS

All Saints’ Church is celebrating 800 years since the first Rector was appointed, early in the reign of Henry III. The Church has stood in its…

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Blazing Saddles by The Bicycle Ballet Company

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Blazing Saddles celebrates a little known, step change moment for women in the late 1890s, when bicycles first became widely available. Women…

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Bletchley Park

The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EB

Visit Bletchley Park this Heritage Open Day and enjoy a fun day out for all the family. Start your experience in the visitor centre where you can…

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Bletchley People at War

St Mary's Church, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6BJ

Considerable work has been undertaken on tracing those commemorated on the War Memorial. This year’s exhibition will concentrate on their…

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Conniburrow Walkabout

Southwood School, Bryony Place, Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 7AR

Conniburrow Walkabout is one of a number of MK Heritage Trails developed by On the Verge in conjunction with Milton Keynes Forum (the city’s…

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Discovering Great Linford Manor Park

Great Linford Manor Park, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 5AU

We’ll take you on a journey of over 1,000 years – from warzone in Saxon England to the creation of the New City of Milton Keynes. The Parks…

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Get Cycling MK Heritage Open Days 2018 Guided Bike Ride

Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5EL

Bring the family on a short (5 mile) Guided Cycle Tour around the Heritage Open Day Events on Sunday afternoon. The tour will start and end at…

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Get to know our Willis Pipe Organ!

St. Marys & St. Giles Church, Church Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1BD

Back by popular demand! A talk at the organ console with excerpts on the organ by Jonathan Kingston, who will explain and demonstrate what the…

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Harvest Celebration at Wolverton Community Orchard

Off Woburn Avenue, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5AY

The Orchard hosts over 55 mixed fruit trees, an accessible sensory garden, wildlife area, wildlife pond, Dragon Mountain earth sculpture, school…

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Medieval Fayre

City Discovery Centre, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK13 9AP

At Bradwell Abbey, one of Milton Keynes most loved heritage sites, on the 9th September immerse yourself with knights, squires and monks as you…

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Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court Open Days

Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court, 301 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AJ

You will be met at security and escorted to a spare courtroom with the opportunity to sit on the Bench and in the dock. There will be an…

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Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park Open Day

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, 9 Dickens Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5QF

As part of the Heritage Open Days, we are opening up our Waste Recovery Park for guided tours. We will be offering 3 tours over the weekend, with…

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Much More Than Homeworld: A Walk Around Bradwell Common

The Countryman, 127 Bradwell Common Boulevard, Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK13 8DY

Unlike the rest of Milton Keynes, the gridsquares that surround the city centre were planned on a rectilinear basis, reflecting the layout of…

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Projected Picture Trust and Willis Pipe Organ Exhibition

Parish Hall, St. Marys & St. Giles Church, Church Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1BD

To complement the Silent Movie with live organ accompaniment showing on Saturday evening (a ticketed event which can be booked online), the…

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St James New Bradwell Open Day

Church Street, New Bradwell, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK13 0DA

The church is open for visitors on a drop-in basis to look around at leisure. This is part of the Bucks Historic Churches Ride and Stride event…

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St. Lawrence’s Church, Broughton Village

St. Lawrence's Church, London Road, Broughton Village, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK10 9AA

A Victorian restoration of this small village church revealed long forgotten medieval wall paintings of the 15th century. These are some of the…

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Stadium MK – Access All Areas

Stadium MK, Stadium Way West, Denbigh North, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1ST

The key relationship in any development is that between architect and client. The creation of Stadium MK was an ambitious project and the result…

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Stories behind the Collection at Milton Keynes University Hospital

Main Entrance, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5LD

Arts for Health Milton Keynes is an independent charity, who believe that creativity plays an important role in health and wellbeing for everyone.…

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Tours of the Secret Garden

Off Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK13 0DY

In 1999 members of the Wolverton Society for Arts and Heritage made it their mission to create a garden for the local community to enjoy, in a…

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Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past

The Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1BD

John Higgs is the author of 'Watling Street', a study of this important road that leads from Dover to Chester. The book looks at the key…

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Women who made Milton Keynes

Exhibition Space, Adult Lending Library (First Floor), Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3HL

When Milton Keynes was planned in the 1960s and the first building developments happened in the 1970s there were few women professionally involved…

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World War 1 Display by The Western Front Association

Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5EL

Remembering and Sharing the History of The Great War Interested in the Great War 1914-1918? The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 to…

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Woughton and the World Changed by War

St Mary’s Church, Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 3BS

An exploration of the impact of the WW1 period on country areas, and specifically on the Midlands village of Woughton and its people. We will show…

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York House Family Dance Workshop

York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1JQ

York House Centre will be hosting a dance and creative movement workshop facilitated by MÓTUS - a Milton Keynes charity producing and advocating…

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North Crawley Exhibition and Field Walk

St Firmin’s Church, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9LL

St Firmin’s Church dates from the early 13th century and is of considerable interest in its own right. The Rood Screen (c. 1480) is very…

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Holy Trinity Church

Church Road, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NY

The 'Penn Doom', a rare 15th century painting of the 'Last Judgement', is now back in place above the chancel arch after being displayed at the…

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“EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN” - Avril Coleridge-Taylor

St. Georges Church, St. Georges Road, Kemptown, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 1ED

Avril (aka Gwendolen) was born in South Norwood, London and lived for many years in Seaford until her death in 1989. The daughter of the composer…

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All Saints’ Church Guided Tour, Photo Exhibition and Vaughan Williams performances

All Saints Church, Junction The Drive and Eaton Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3QE

All Saints has one of the richest arrays of Christian iconography of the period and its furnishings of carved stone and woodwork, together with…

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All Saints’ Church, Patcham

All Saints Church, Church Hill, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8YE

Come and visit our 12th Century church with its beautiful stained-glass windows, fascinating Doom Painting, medieval memorial and gravestones in…

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Brighton College Tour

Brighton College , Eastern Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0AL

The College is situated in the Kemp Town district to the east of Brighton. The early parts were designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, RA, 1848 to 1862.…

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum Tours

Brighton Toy & Model Museum, 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4EB

… Then you will enjoy a visit to Brighton Toy and Model Museum, home to one of the finest collections of toys and models in the world. Situated…

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Brighton’s Palace Pier Heritage Tour

Meet at the entrance of Brighton Palace Pier, Madeira Drive, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 1TW

Join Jackie Marsh-Hobbs on a Heritage tour of Brighton’s Palace Pier, looking back at the pier's history. The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier…

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Clayton Tunnel North Portal

Tunnel House, Clayton Hill, Clayton, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN6 9PQ

Every day hundreds of trains hurtle under this Gothic folly whose imposing castellated towers protect the old tunnel keeper's cottage. But for…

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 2 - The Floral Clock Circular

Start: top of Palmeira Square at the Floral Clock, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Until recently there was no definitive record of these plaques, but now there is the Regency Society's survey and Plaque Trail publications. This…

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 3 - The Old Town of Brighton

Start: Old Steine, northeast corner of St James' Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Until recently there was no definitive record of these plaques, but now there is the Regency Society's survey and Plaque Trail publications. This…

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Duke of York’s Cinema

Duke of York's Cinema, Preston Circus, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4NA

The Duke of York's opened its doors on 22 September 1910. After welcoming millions of audience members, witnessing many changes of ownership and…

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Embassy Court, Icon of 20th Century Modernism

King's Road, Corner of Western Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2PX

A 90 minute tour of this iconic 1930s Modernist apartment block on Brighton seafront. It was the first purpose built apartment block in the UK to…

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Foredown Tower Camera Obscura Demonstration

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN41 2EW

A hidden gem nestled on the edge of the South Downs, Foredown Tower fascinates adults and children alike. This iconic Edwardian water tower stands…

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Jewish Burial Grounds, Florence Place

Jewish Burial Ground, Florence Place, Ditchling Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6JA

The Jewish cemetery at Florence Place is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Brighton and was set up in 1826 on land given to the community by Thomas…

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Open Day at The Keep

The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 9BP

Once again, we’ll be offering behind-the-scenes tours, talks and practical advice for local and family historians, plus displays of rarely seen…

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Preston Park History Tour

Florianas Rotunda Cafe, Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6HN

What was the ancient significance of this plot? Who owned the land, and when and why did they sell it? Who provided the money to buy the land to…

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Pubs, Banks and Pylons - The Architectural Legacy of John Leopold Denman

Meet at entrance to Brighton Museum, Brighton Museum, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

These monuments are familiar to anyone who has ever driven on the London -Brighton road , but who was the architect ? Well , he was John Leopold…

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Roedean: Then and Now - Roedean School Tour

Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 5RQ

Hear about how Sir John Simpson's inspiring architecture of Roedean School influenced his design of the original Wembley Stadium and discover how…

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Saddlescombe Farm

National Trust, Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road, Saddlescombe, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN45 7DE

Saddlescombe will be open for just one day for visitors to experience. Expert guides will be relating the story of Saddlescombe from the past…

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St Bartholomew’s Church

Ann Street, Brighton , Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4GP

The fabric itself is is a masterpiece of brickwork and a credit to its little-known architect, Edmund Scott. The fittings, great baldacchino and…

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St Helen’s Church Open Days

St Helen’s Church, Hangleton Way/Downsview, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 8ER

It does not feature in Domesday, but certainly was in existence by 1093. The Tower was added c.1300 along with a re-modelling of the Chancel. The…

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St John the Baptist Church, Hove

St John the Baptist Church, Palmeira Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BW

The church was developed over 20 years ago to provide extensive and flexible community centre space and accessible spec for an over 50s centre,…

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St Leonard’s Church, Aldrington

St Leonard's Church, 211 New Church Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4DB

In the 1700s a storm destroyed almost all of the church of St Leonard's. It was not until 1877/78 that the ruin was replaced by a small building…

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St. Peter’s Church, Preston Park

Behind Preston Manor, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6SD

Painted treasures in a wonderful landscape This simple square-towered church, built from flint rubble, is 800 years old. It stands in the…

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TAKE SHELTER! @ Downs Junior School

Downs Junior School, Rugby Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6ED

Hidden away under the playground at Downs Junior School is an amazing original WW2 Air Raid Shelter. Constructed in 1939, the Shelter is the…

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The Development of North Laine as Brighton’s Industrial and Commercial Suburb

Meet at: entrance to Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

The tour will last approx 1 hour 45 minutes. There are no mobility issues as such although participants will need to be able to keep up with the…

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The Fascinating Mr Ranger and Early British Concrete Heritage

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

William Ranger was born in Ringmer, Sussex, at the end of the 18th century but spent many of his formative years in Brighton; where he worked with…

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The Feibusch Nativity Mural At St Wilfrid’s

1 St. Wilfrids Flats, Whippingham Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3PZ

This is a unique opportunity to view the stunning mural painted by Hans Feibusch in 1939 which is not normally open for public viewing. The mural…

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The Grand Cemetery Tour

Meet in the Woodvale Crematorium car park on Bear Road, Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3QB

A walk through the Victorian necropolis, noting the many monuments and mausoleums, pillars, columns, obelisks, angels, urns, sarcophagi and…

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The Secret Garden, Hove

Behind St Leonard's Church, New Church Road, Hove, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4ED

Over the last four years it has been transformed by the local community from an overgrown bramble and thistle patch in a graveyard, to a community…

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The Waste House Tour

Grand Parade Mews, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0BG

The Brighton Waste House investigates strategies for constructing a contemporary, low energy, permanent building using over 85% ‘waste’…

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Theatre Royal Brighton Tour

New Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1SD

Step into the Theatre and be engulfed by the glamorous world of West End productions and stars of the stage. Creep behind the scenes of this…

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Free Art Store Tour: Women of Towner’s Collection

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JJ

The Towner Collection began in 1920 with Alderman John Chisholm Towner’s bequest of 22 paintings to the people of Eastbourne. The bequest…

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Free Talks and Tours at the Redoubt Fortress

Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

The Redoubt Fortress is one of only three surviving Napoleonic Redoubts in the UK and is recognised by English Heritage as being of national…

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Hear stories of Rats, Ruins and the Regeneration at the Motcombe Dovecote

Motcombe Gardens, Motcombe Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1PU

The Dovecote in Motcombe Gardens is a Grade II listed building but the original listing is rather vague: “Round tower dovecote of knapped flint.…

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Martello Tower 73 - The Wish Tower

Wish Tower - Martello Tower 73, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BY

Only two of the 43 remaining Towers are in public hands - the Wish Tower being one of them. The tower is not in perfect condition, but late in…

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The Italian Gardens

Italian Gardens , King Edwards Parade , Eastbourne , East Sussex, BN20 7XL

What appears to be a wooded amphitheatre carved out of the cliff face was originally a chalk quarry. Laid out as a garden in 1904, it was…

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Wilmington Priory

Wilmington, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN26 5SW

Wilmington Priory began as an outpost of the Benedictine Abbey at Grestain in Normandy. Never a conventional priory with cloister and chapter, the…

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Bohemia Walled Garden - Exploring Marianne North

Summerfields Wood, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QX

This year our Heritage Open Day will transport the garden into Victorian times and into the fascinating life of Marianne North. We have teamed up…

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Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group

Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AU

This year's static display will feature site descriptions and artefacts recovered from HAARG's recent excavations in Rother and Wealden districts…

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Coromandel Chinese Lacquer Screen at Lamb House

3 Chapel Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2BB

Incised chinese lacquer screens of this type were imported into this country by the East India Company in the 17th and 18th century. They were…

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Lewes Prison

H M Prison, 1 Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1EA

The original cell wings radiate from a central hall similar to the innovative design for Pentonville. The tour, lasting about 1.5 hours, led by…

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Making Your Mark: Celebrating Humphry Repton & significant women of Sussex Archaeological Society

Lewes Castle & Museums, Barbican House, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE

a) Displays of materials held by the Society library relating to Humphry Repton, including a copy of the Red Book for Brighton Pavilion b) Display…

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Priory School Chapel

Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN

Priory School Chapel (in Mountfield Road, on the south side between Sussex Downs College and Priory School) was completed in 1960 to the design of…

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Sussex Police/East Sussex Fire and Rescue HQ - Malling House Tour

Sussex Police, Malling House, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ

Have you ever wondered where a Chief Constable or Chief Fire Officer works? Now is your opportunity to peer behind the scenes! You are invited to…

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Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum

Paradise Park Garden Centre, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0PR

The museum collection includes an archive of over 20,000 images related to the history and people of Newhaven and the surrounding district. The…

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A closer look at Stone Cross Windmill

Stone Cross Windmill, Beggars Lane, Stone Cross, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5EA

This is an opportunity to support the never ending maintenance of this iconic Grade 11* listed building that still mills wholemeal flour using…

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1597 Terrace 1300 Dovecote and WW2 Radio and Encryption Event

Old Coach House, The Lane, Westdean, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AL

In the C16th Francis Bacon wrote of the "Flowers, Fruits and Fragrance of the garden terrace. Here at west Dean the terrace has been replanted…

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Cable Hut

1-2 Coastguard Cottages, Cuckmere Haven, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AR

The Cable Hut is one of the most intriguing secrets of Cuckmere Haven. Most visitors wonder what this strange building is doing on the beach and…

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The SPACE: Something. Something. The End

St Johns Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6HP

The SPACE, an outdoor site in St Leonards, owned by Network Rail, has hosted arts projects & events since 2013. Usually only visible from the…

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Blackfriars’ Barn Cellar

Blackfriars Barn, A259, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AA

This cellar is one of 33 accessible cellars in the town, with another 17 known cellar sites. It was used as a barn in the 19th century but,…

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The Stables

The Stables, Mill Road, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4HH

This site ties in nicely with Blackfriars Barn - in 1976 significant quantities of archaeological material was discovered in the cellar of the…

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Wesley’s Methodist Chapel

Wesley's Methodist Chapel, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EY

John Wesley came first to Sussex in 1758 and the Wesleyan Chapel was established in Winchelsea in 1785. It is the only one still in use in the…

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Winchelsea Court Hall & Museum

Winchelsea Court Hall, High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EA

The Court Hall was built in 1295 and was the home of the first known mayor of Winchelsea, Gervase Alard. The Museum is in the Upper Court Hall…

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Behind the Scenes at the Manor - Guided Tours

Headstone Manor & Museum, Pinner View, Harrow, Greater London, HA2 6PX

Headstone Manor is the only completely moated Manor House in Greater London, site dates from 825BCE The Manor House still standing today dates…

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Mrs Beeton’s Brilliant Recipe Books Workshop

Headstone Manor & Museum, Pinner View, Harrow, Greater London, HA2 6PX

This year we are celebrating the extraordinary Mrs Beeton (Isabella) who lived in Harrow when she wrote her famous book of Household Management.…

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Crystal Palace Subway - Open Day

Crystal Palace Subway, Crystal Palace Parade, London, Greater London, SE19 1LG

The Crystal Palace subway is a beautifully designed and crafted relic of Victorian construction hidden under the A212 at Crystal Palace Parade.…

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Dorich House Museum

67 Kingston Vale, London, Greater London, SW15 3RN

Dorich House was the home of Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature. Now Grade II listed, the…

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Dr Johnson’s House

Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, Greater London, EC4A 3DE

Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original…

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House Mill (A Tidal Mill), Bromley by Bow, London

The House Mill , Three Mill Lane, Bromley by Bow , London, Greater London, E3 3DU

The House Mill was originally built in 1776 by Daniel Bisson, on the site of an earlier mill and between two houses occupied by the miller and his…

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London Fo Guang Shan

London Fo Guang Temple, 84 Margaret Street, London, Greater London, W1W 8TD

Thursday, 13/9 Special activity: TEA & ZEN - 1PM AND 3PM (Maximum at each sitting is 12 persons) Saturday, 15/9 Special activities: MEDITATION…

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Pilsudski Institute of London: Notes From Crypto History - Enigma and its Successors

238A King Street, London, Greater London, W6 0RF

The Jozef Pilsudski Institute of London offers an exclusive opportunity to see the Polish Enigma Double next to Enigma machine’s successors:…

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St Alfege Church Crypt Tours

St. Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, London, Greater London, SE10 9BJ

We will be running tours in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. Each tour will last approximately 40 minutes and will start at the crypt entrance on…

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St Margaret Lothbury, a Wren Gem

St. Margarets Church, Lothbury, London, Greater London, EC2R 7HH

A volunteer will be on hand to provide guided tours of St Margaret's. The first church on the site was constructed around 1180 and was later…

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St. George’s German Lutheran Church

St. Georges German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, Off Leman Street, London, Greater London, E1 8EB

Opened in 1763, St. George's German Lutheran Church is the oldest surviving German church building in Britain. The church closed for regular…

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The Bells and Bellringing at Christchurch, Hampstead

Christchurch, Hampstead Square, London, Greater London, NW3 1AB

An opportunity to find out about the church and bells of Christchurch, Hampstead, and to talk to local ringers about how the bells are rung. What…

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The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London, Greater London, EC1M 6AN

The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a Black Death burial ground, the site has served as a Carthusian…

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The Royal Philatelic Society London

Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London, Greater London, W1G 6JY

Come and have a look round this grand Georgian building in the centre of Marylebone, home of the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL). The RPSL…

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Women of Note

The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AZ

Our brand new display explores how the legacy of Handel’s music was created by his female singers. In the 18th century, musical performance was…

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St Martin of Tours Church, Chelsfield

St Martin of Tours Church, Church Road, Chelsfield, Orpington, Greater London, BR6 7SN

The Norman church of St Martin of Tours is set in a beautiful and extensive country churchyard just half a mile from the edge of suburban London. …

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Bentley Priory Museum: Heritage Open Day Themed Tours

Bentley Priory Museum, Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, Greater London, HA7 3FB

In a beautiful Georgian mansion, Bentley Priory Museum was once HQ FC during the Battle of Britain, and highlights the contribution and importance…

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Strawberry Hill House Curators talk: Finding the lost treasures

Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Greater London, TW1 4ST

You will learn about a once in a lifetime exhibition which brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace…

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Airmen and aviators in the Aldershot Military Cemetery

Aldershot Military Cemetery, Gallwey Road, Aldershot, Hampshire

As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018, this event remembers that Aldershot and Farnborough were the early centres of military…

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Barrack life in Aldershot through the ages

Aldershot Military Museum, Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG

Aldershot Army Camp was founded in 1855 and troops have been stationed here ever since. Visitors will begin by hearing about life in the original…

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Alresford Eel House

The Eel House, located on the Wayfarer's Path, off The Dean, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9BE

The Eel House sits beside the Wayfarers' Way footpath in idyllic woodland in a valley about a mile and a half from the centre of the charming…

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Behind the scenes tours of the Mid Hants Railway engineering sheds

Mid Hampshire Railway, Station House, Station Hill, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0BL

The tours will take you behind the scenes through our workshops to explore how we restore the steam locomotives and carriages we run on the…

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Guided Tours of The Grange

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

The Grange is a Scheduled Monument with Grade 1 listing. The original red brick house was built in the mid-1660s to a design by William Samwell.…

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Open Day at The Grange

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

The house and theatre will be open for viewing from 14.00 on Friday 14th. The Grange Festival volunteers and The Grange Estate will be stationed…

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Women on the Railways

Mid Hampshire Railway, Station House, Station Hill, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0BL

Our ‘Women on the Railway’ exhibition in the viewing gallery at Ropley, has been curated especially for Heritage Open Days 2018. You will be…

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A Walk in Jane’s footsteps

Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

Chawton House is an Elizabethan Manor House in the village of Chawton, East Hampshire that once belonged to Jane Austen’s brother Edward. Jane…

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Jane Austen’s Treasures

Jane Austens House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD

Jane Austen’s House Museum is one of the most important literary sites in the world. Situated in the Hampshire village of Chawton, a few miles…

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The Vyne Historic House and Gardens

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL

Ask for a timed ticket at Visitor Reception and you can explore the house which played host to a royal visit argued to have impacted the course of…

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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Hampshire, RG20 9JT

Sandham Memorial Chapel houses what is arguably the most important series of paintings by the Modern British artist, Sir Stanley Spencer…

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National Aerospace Library

The National Aerospace Library, The Hub Q134, Fowler Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7JP

Based on the collections of the Royal Aeronautical Society, we hold over 100,000 books, pamphlets, reports, plans and images on aeroplanes,…

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Beer, Gas & Rubble

Meet outside Bobbys Restaurant , 18 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1JB

It also housed the old gas works, the dump and a couple of long lost pubs. Very little remains of the area now but by using photographs and his…

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Chinese Whispers Quilt Challenge

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

A Chinese Whispers challenge involves groups of 4 quilters. The first quilter is given a theme or image by the Chair as the basis to make their…

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Fort Blockhouse and the Submarine Escape Training Tank

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

Your Guide will give you a brief history of the site from Roman times to present day. You'll also tour the former submarine base and visit the…

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Haslar Hospital - Past, Present and Future

Meet at the Guardhouse, Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA

Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1754, and much later became the hospital…

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Haslar Peninsular WalkAbout

Royal Naval Submarine Museum Car Park , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

This southern tip of Gosport is surrounded by water on three sides. To the north is Haslar Lake, to the east is Portsmouth Harbour and to the…

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Leesland Park - Past, Present and Future

Leesland Park, Whitworth Close/Daisy Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3PF

In the course of its regeneration, the Friends of Leesland Park have tried to create areas of interest for all members of our community.…

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Little Woodham - 17th Century Village

Little Woodham Lane, Howe Road, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB

Within the parish of Rowner, surrounded by ancient woodland, lies the 17th century village of Little Woodham. It may have been created only some…

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Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries

51 Clayhall Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BB

Find out about the link with Turkey and how Gosport became known as ‘Turk Town’. Also, submarines and links with the Russian Revolution. The…

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Lost Souls - A WWI Family Story

Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

This story is told within the atmosphere of Fort Brockhurst, from where many a soldier left to fight in 'the war to end all wars'. Please make…

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Regency Crescent Gardens

Crescent Garden, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DH

During the tour the history of the Garden and the locality is described. The Regency period was considered a romantic time and this is reflected…

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Roll up! Roll up! Gosport Bowling Club.

Gosport Bowling Club, Anglesey Gardens, 1 Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2EG

The game of Bowls is truly an outdoor sport for all. It can be played by all ages and abilities, a perfect sport for all the family. We invite…

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The D-Day Story - Gosport 1944

Gosport & District Angling Club, Lifeboat Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TR

The whole of the Bay became a restricted area. Binoculars and cameras were forbidden. All existing buildings at the Bay were commandeered and the…

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The Somme: a WW1 family story

First Light Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR

Reginald was a Gosport Fireman and had no need to go to war. But he did his duty. A very moving tribute was paid to him in 1919 and you’ll be…

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The Elms and The Waterloo Room

The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3LH

The Waterloo Room is said to have been built to host a dinner with the Duke of Wellington as the principal guest. Sadly, no proof of a visit has…

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Lee Heritage Waterfront Walk

Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BW

This guided walk takes you along Lee Promenade to the Old Swimming Pool site and covers many Historic Waterfront subjects and events that have…

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The World’s Only Hovercraft Museum

The Hovercraft Museum, Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS

Within the world's only museum dedicated to this invention, you can browse around the exclusive collection of over 50 hovercraft including James…

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Ballard School, New Milton (Great Ballard House Tour)

Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SU

Our main Ballard School building was built as a country residence for the Ubsdell family in the early 1900s and still has typical period features…

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Visit Odiham Castle by boat on the Basingstoke Canal

Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1AL

Enjoy a relaxing trip along a delightful section of the Basingstoke Canal (first opened in 1794) from Odiham to North Warnborough and Odiham…

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7yrs - 11yrs Georgian Class room Drama workshop. Groundlings Theatre

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

7yrs - 11yrs Georgian Class room Drama workshop Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm Discover the sights and sounds of a Georgian School…

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Behind the Scenes Tour: The Mary Rose Collection

Mary Rose Trust, 1-10 College Road, H M Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LX

As part of the 2018 Heritage Open Days, the Mary Rose is excited to be able to offer a behind the scenes tour of the work involved in caring for…

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Groundlings Theatre

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Theatre Tours Discover the history of the Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours. Explore the truth surrounding Charles…

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Groundlings Theatre, Costume Exhibition

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Description:Come and view our immersive costume exhibition that travels through the ages from Jason and the Argonauts to Saturday Night Fever.…

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Phoenix Lodge Rooms 110 High St. Old Portsmouth

110 High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HJ

Phoenix Lodge Rooms, 110 High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HJ Free Admission to one of Portsmouth's historic buildings, Phoenix Lodge…

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Portsmouth Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HH

Enjoy indoor and outdoor tours with our Cathedral Guides. Come and see rare documents and artefacts on display from our archives and collection:…

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Restoration Theatre Drama Workshop 12yrs +

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Saturday, September 8, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm Restoration Theatre was truly a unique era of performance and writing celebrating the end of Puritan…

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The Round Tower, Old Portsmouth

The Round Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2JE

Old Portsmouth's Round Tower is nearly 600 years old. The fortification has changed and developed as the city of Portsmouth has grown and…

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Bisterne Manor family-guided tour

Bisterne Manor, Bisterne, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3BN

There was a Manor on this site in Domesday Book times. Since 1336, 33 owners have looked after the main house here. The present Manor dates from…

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Romsey Signal Box

Brick Lane, Winchester Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8JLG

Romsey signal box has been restored to original condition and will be open from 1100 until 1600 both days of the weekend. Visitors will be invited…

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Calshot Castle

Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot Road, Calshot, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1BR

Located at the end of Calshot Spit, Calshot Castle was constructed as one of Henry VIII's coastal defences, protecting the entrance to Southampton…

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Fawley Church Heritage

All Saints Church, Marsh Lane, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1DL

This ancient Grade 1 listed building, originally sited in 971 AD, and extensively added to over the centuries, is holding a three day exhibition…

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Townhill Park House -  Heritage Day

The Gregg School, Townhill Park House, Atlantic Park View, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3RR

In 1897 Lord Ivor, First Baron Swaythling, purchased the estate from Caleb Gater, upon the marriage of his eldest son, the Hon.Louis Montagu. In…

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Fort Cumberland

Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9LD

Guided tours of historic Fort Cumberland, a fortification dating from 1780 onwards, with two buildings from 1747. The tour will include the…

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Shipwreck! Access4All: Lab Tours for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9LD

This is your chance to see objects from some of England’s protected shipwrecks, discover how we research and conserve them, and try some of the…

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A Day at the Ranges

Access Gate to No 2 Range, A325, Petersfield Road, Whitehill, Hampshire

By kind permission of Defence Training Estates, Longmoor Camp, Hants, there is an opportunity to visit Longmoor Military Firing Ranges with…

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‘Fragments of Winchester’ by Blue Apple Theatre

The Pilgrim's Hall, Pilgrims School, 3 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT

If we assemble enough fragments in one place, can they begin to tell a story? If those fragments are all from or inspired by one place can they…

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A discussion with Dame Jenni Murray: ‘A History of the World in 21 Women’

Winchester College New Hall, College Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NG

Winchester College, lead sponsor of Winchester Heritage Open Days is hosting a rather special event in New Hall this year to help celebrate the…

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A glimpse behind the scenes at Hampshire Record Office

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Go behind the scenes at Hampshire Record Office and discover the work which takes place to preserve Hampshire’s documentary heritage. See how we…

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A rare opportunity to visit Winchester Book Bindery

Winchester Bindery, P & G Wells Bookshop, 11 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LZ

The Winchester Bindery is of historical interest in the bookselling world as P & G Wells is the only bookshop in the UK with a working bindery…

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A Tale of Two Matildas

Meet at the top of the steps outside the main entrance to The Great Hall., The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

This guided walk is led by Dr Katherine Weikert, Senior Lecturer in early Medieval European History at the University of Winchester. On the walk…

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Abbey House Collections - guided tour

Abbey House, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9JX

There are just five cities in the country having official residences for their Mayors. Winchester is justly proud to be one of this select…

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Afternoon tea with Lady Laura at Winchester College

Meet Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Part of our 'Extraordinary Women' series: Take a step back in time and join social historian, Emma Muscat, for a suffrage inspired afternoon tea…