Heritage Open Days: 10-19 Sept. 2021 - what did you discover?!

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Bristol Temple Church Conservation in Action Event

Temple Church , Victoria Road , Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6HS

This pop up will hosting outdoor hands-on activities that will help visitors understand the conservation project taking place at Temple Church,…

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Frenchay Chapel

Unitarian Chapel, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol, Bristol, BS16 1ND

The Grade II* listed chapel built in 1691 shows off a light airy feeling of peace and tranquillity with features added in Georgian times. Guided…

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Orthodox Church Open Day

Orthodox Church, University Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1SP

Many people walk past our church building but have never been inside. Opening the church outside service times allows us to welcome visitors, who…

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Ram Hill Colliery

Railway Cottages, Broad Lane, Coalpit Heath, Bristol , Bristol, BS36 2TY

Coal was mined at Ram Hill for approximately 30 years up until the 1860s. The site was sold to the Great Western Railway in 1898 when a cutting…

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Saltford Brass Mill

Saltford Brass Mill, The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol, Bristol, BS31 3EX

Saltford Brass Mill has a unique annealing furnace (one of the four originally at the site), a working eighteen foot working cast iron water…

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St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Bristol

St. Marys Church, Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, Bristol, BS35 1HQ

All Welcome. We have tours around the church for you to learn its history, with special guidebooks, MU is having a Stall with produce and crafts,…

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St Saviour’s Church

St Saviour's Church, Beesmoor Road, Coalpit Heath, Bristol, Bristol, BS36 2RP

St Saviour's Church was designed by William Butterfield and built in 1846. It is the first Anglican church he designed and is of great…

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Thornbury Town Hall

The Town Hall (Old Police Station), 35 High Street, Thornbury , Bristol , Bristol, BS35 2AR

Enjoy a guided tour around the Town Hall which is also known as the Old Police Station with a history of the building's past use as a police…

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Tudor Cookery at Acton Court

Acton Court, Latteridge Road, Iron Acton, Bristol, Bristol, BS37 9TL

As part of this year's Edible England theme, food historian, Stuart Peachy will explain ingredients, cooking implements and food history as he…

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Warmley Signal Box and Community Garden

High Street, Warmley, Bristol, Bristol, BS15 4ND

Situated in Warmley next to the Bristol to Bath Railway Path, the Midland Railway Signal Box which is over 100 years old, welcomes visitors. It…

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William Champion’s Garden at Warmley

Kingswood Heritage Museum, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, Bristol, BS30 8XT

The remarkable and rare surviving Grade II designated 18th century garden of the industrialist William Champion is hidden behind his brass mill…

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, Bristol, BS36 1SE

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, built in 1342, is a rare surviving example of a great medieval Barn built by a gentry family. Constructed using green…

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Winterbourne Parish Church

Church Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, Bristol, BS36 1SE

The parish church with its 14th century tower and spire, is the centre of a lively community. It contains much of interest. There are important…

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Bodmin Keep - Cornwall’s Army Museum

Bodmin Keep, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1EG

'THAT BLOODY WOMAN!' EMILY HOBHOUSE AND THE BOER WAR Join our Trainee Curator Isabella to find out about the Cornish welfare campaigner, feminist,…

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St Lawrence’s Church

Fiveways, Westheath Avenue, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2QH

Bodmin Asylum Church, a cherished place of worship in the 21st century. Designed in the early English architectural style of the 19th century. The…

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CWGC Tours: War Graves of Falmouth Cemetery

Old Chapels, Pennance Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4ED

Falmouth became a drifter base in January 1915 and in 1918, a centre for ship repairs. Falmouth Cemetery contains 87 First World War burials,…

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National Trust - Godolphin

Godolphin House & Gardens, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9RE

As part of Heritage Open Days, entrance to National Trust - Godolphin is free, from 10 to 19 September. In partnership with the Godolphin Cross…

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Liskeard Unlocked - A Geologist’s View of Liskeard’s Prominent Buildings

The Cattle Market Car Park, Dean Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14

Calum Beeson from the Camborne School of Mines will lead a walk stopping at five of Liskeard's prominent 19th-century buildings to examine the…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Bees & Beekeeping by Dale Wood

The Public Hall, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6BW

The importance of bees to the environment and how we can assist in their survival will be explained. Tips on how to get started in beekeeping and…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Cooking Demonstrations with Liskeard Together

Liskeard, Cornwall

Liskeard Together have let us use their Tiny Kitchen to make some short cooking demonstration films. They are kindly editing them and they will be…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Liskeard Methodist Church - Spices and famous meals found in the Bible

Liskeard Methodist Church, Barn Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 4BL

Liskeard Methodist Church was designed by Henry Rice the local architect. It replaces an earlier church which had been opened in 1841 and burnt…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Local Produce Market and Display

Events Area, Cattle Market Car Park, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 4YY

Items for sale include honey, fruit, vegetables, plants, bread, cakes, jams, pies, chutneys, cheeses, meats and fermented food. The producers…

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Liskeard Unlocked - On-line talk taking a Look in Liskeard’s Larders In Times Gone By

Liskeard, Cornwall

From the Stone Age to the 1970s paintings, photos, shop receipts and dinner menus will be shown during the talk. An insight into diets from the…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Pendean House

Pendean House, West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6BT

Full access to the home of 19th and 20th-century Mayors of Liskeard. Parts of this building later became a Dental Surgery and then a Children's…

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Liskeard Unlocked - St Martin’s Church

St Martin's Church, Church Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3AQ

St Martin’s Church will be open to explore. We encourage people to take some time in the building to see parts they might not have seen before.…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Tea Treat Celebration

Castle Park, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3AR

There will be food, fun and games. Judging of the best dressed teddy bear at 3pm. You can also find out about the planting at the Park,…

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Liskeard Unlocked - The Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard & District Museum, Foresters Hall, 1 Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JE

Liskeard and District Museum (free entry) has fun for all the family. Home to the largest collection of toys in Cornwall! Follow the ‘Teddy…

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Liskeard Unlocked - The Pipewell

The Pipewell, Well Lane, Liskeard, Cornwall

The well is probably the main reason for the town's existence. The springs which supply it are pure and have never been known to run dry. …

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Liskeard Unlocked - Trehawke House Online Tour

Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6AH

Building works are currently ongoing at Trehawke House, but you can watch this guided tour made by the owner to find out some of the history of…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Walk Around Food Shops & Eateries From Way Back

The Cattle Market Car Park, Dean Street, Liskeard, Cornwall

This circular walk around Liskeard town centre will stop at a variety of buildings that were grocers, butchers or bakers and inns or hotels. The…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Westbourne House

Westbourne House, West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6BY

Having been home to offices of Cornwall Council for over 70 years Westbourne House has never been open to the public. The new leaseholders are…

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Newquay’s Sea Story

Trenance Heritage Cottages, Trenance Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2HW

HOD will provide a new focus as we open up part of Rose Cottage, a site not normally open to daily visitors, to tell Newquay’s Sea Story. There…

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CWGC: Tour of Penzance Cemetery

Opposite Pensans/Nancealverne Schools, St. Clare Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3DX

Penzance Cemetery contains 35 scattered burials of the First World War. Of the 71 Second World War burials, 2 are unidentified seaman. 43 of the…

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Trengwainton Garden

National Trust, The Bothy, Trengwainton, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8RZ

Exploring Trengwainton's 25 acres is to walk in the footsteps of the great Plant Hunters who brought back exotic species from all over the globe.…

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High Street Sound Walk: ‘Stret an Levow’  (Street of Voices)

Redruth, Cornwall, TR15

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of self-guided, immersive sound walks to help people discover…

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Kresen Kernow

Cornwall Council, Kresen Kernow, Little Vauxhall, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1AS

As well as tours of the archive available throughout the day, there is also free creative workshops, led by Abigail Reynolds! Abigail is creating…

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Moseley Heritage Museum

Tumblydown Farm, Tolgus Mount, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3TA

Vintage toys and trains, Narrow gauge mine train rides, Mining displays, Curio corner, Bric a brac and second hand books, Murdoch Flyer live steam…

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Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG

Come and join our free festival to celebrate environmental sustainability. Our activities will be spread over our large outdoor site, giving you…

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Poltimore House and Grounds

, Devon

Set in 13.7 acres Poltimore House is now protected by a metal cover and managed by the Poltimore House Trust and Friends of Poltimore House. It…

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Bampton’s Historic Buildings Exhibition

Station Rd, Bampton, Devon, EX16 9NG

The exhibition will be available at set times during the week and is being displayed in our Grade 1 listed church, St Michael and All Angels. It…

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Unlocking Our Sound Heritage: Voices of Exmoor & North Devon

North Devon Record Office, North Devon Library & Record Office, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EL

Find out what life was like in rural north Devon as told by the people who lived there. Watch the latest film from The Plough Youth Theatre based…

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Winsford Cottage Hospital

The Winsford Trust, Winsford Hospital Cottage, The Winsford Centre, Halwill Junction, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5XU

Winsford Cottage Hospital served the community for nearly a century and tells the story of health provision in the 20th century. From the…

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Spiceland Quaker Meeting House

Spicelands, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3AZ

The old Meeting House of Spiceland lies deep in the narrow lanes near the border of Devon and Somerset between the Culm Valley villages of…

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Uffculme Local History Group - Our Food Heritage!

Uffculme Village Hall, Bridge Street, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3AX

Uffculme Local History Group is mounting an exhibition of photographs from our archive, with old and new views of our interesting, working…

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Church Bell Tower

St. Gregorys Church, 7 Church street, Dawlish, Devon, ex7 9qt

Up the winding spiral staircase you will first encounter the 'ringing chamber' where the ropes dangle down, and you can try sounding a bell.…

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A walk round lockdown Exeter and Exeter literary walks.

Exeter City Centre , Exeter, Devon

The walks take in sites of historical and literary interest in Exeter with descriptive notes and images, both of the present-day sites and from…

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Another Point of View: A Guided Tour through Exeter’s Multi-Coloured History

Exeter Cathedral (West Front), 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

We start at the West front of the Cathedral and finish at the Mosque, and the tour takes 2 hours. We will be exploring 2000 years of stories of…

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Backstage in Gandy Street

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Did you know Exeter Phoenix started life as part of the University? Do you have memories of us as Exeter & Devon Arts Centre? Exeter Phoenix is…

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Churches, Cemeteries and the Catacomb

West Front of Exeter Catherdral, Exeter, Devon

Visit some of Exeter’s medieval churches and hear about strange burial practices as we wander over ancient cemeteries. Visit and hear about the…

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CWGC Tour: War Graves of Exeter Higher Cemetery

Exeter Higher Cemetery, St Marks Avenue, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2PX

Amongst more than 70,000 civilian burials in Exeter Higher Cemetery, you will find over 400 service burials dating from the First and Second World…

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Eating Out in 1920s Devon - A retrospective tour

Exeter, Devon, EX2 6YP

Devon History Society presents a retrospective ‘Edible England’ tour around Devon in the 1920s with detailed information about where visitors…

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Everything We Need Is Here!

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

A great opportunity for you to connect with some of the friendly and helpful organisations, charities and businesses that share our space and/or…

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Exeter Blitz

West Front of Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

2017 commemorated the 75th anniversary of the air raids over Exeter. On this 90 minute Red Coat Guided tour discover how Exeter was affected and…

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Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

These are just some of the delights to experience at Exeter Cathedral for Heritage Open Days. Top off your tour with behind the scenes access to…

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Exeter Dissenters Graveyard Trust

The Dissenters Graveyard, Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard is a monument to the 17th, 18th and 19th century struggles for freedom of religion and speech. In the mid- 18th…

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Exeter Herstories - Walking with Women through Time

1A Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HJ

This walk about women through time uses landmarks round the city centre to tell some often hidden stories about women connected with Exeter,…

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Exeter Library’s Special Collections ‘White Glove’ Experience

Libraries Unlimited, Exeter Library, Rougemont Place, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PQ

Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter…

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Exeter Livestock Centre

The Market Office, Exeter Livestock Centre, Matford Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD

Come along down to Exeter's Livestock centre's bustling market environment and see how it operates.

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Exeter’s Historic Guildhall

Exeter's Historic Guildhall, 203 High Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3EB

Exeter’s Historic Guildhall is inviting the public to feast their eyes on a mouth-watering exhibition of historic tableware, crockery and…

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Exeter’s Northcott Theatre - opening the archive

Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QB

Visitors will be able to view and rummage through materials from the theatre’s history, share their own memories, and be the first to experience…

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Guided tours of the Devon and Exeter Institution with a special display and workshops!

Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EZ

Heritage Open Day Tours: The Institution occupies historic premises at the heart of Exeter in Cathedral Close. Adapted from what was once the…

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Have a go with Traditional Printmaking Skills

Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter Phoenix Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Join us in our two professional art studios for a print session using edible items! Learn how traditional skills we used to share text and…

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Northernhay Gardens Guided Walking Tour

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Find out all about this fascinating, historic open space, which includes a unique section of the City Wall and other surprising features! The…

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Powderham Castle

Powderham Estate Office, Powderham Castle, Powderham Park, Powderham, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Home to Charlie and AJ, the Earl and Countess of Devon, Powderham Castle sits in a historic Deer Park at the edge of the Exe Estuary. Join us from…

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Princesshay - Virtual tour of public art

Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EU

Princesshay is home to new and restored public art following its redevelopment in 2007. 1. Alms Houses: Marking Time, Patricia McKinnon-Day This…

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Recalibration

Custom House Vistor Centre, Custom House, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

Through mapping and measuring some of the interdependencies in the natural world, Devon-based artist Marcus Vergette invites us to tune in to…

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Roman Exeter

2 City Bank, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1AE

This special Red Coat tour will open your eyes to Exeter's Roman past. Imagine life as a Roman legionary in the fortress of Isca Dumnoniorum.…

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St Anne’s Chapel

St. Annes Chapel, Old Tiverton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6LA

The church will be open to the public from 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday 19th September. One member of the parish will be in attendance and available…

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St Michael and All Angels Church

St. Michael & All Angel Church, 9 Queensland Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 5AZ

Saturday 11th 10.30am and 3pm Organ recital Saturday 11th 2-3pm A guided Tour of the church by Dr Richard Parker Sunday 12th 3 - 5pm Cream Tea…

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St Michael’s & All Angels Church Mount Dinham Exeter

St Michael's & All Angels Church, Dinham Cres, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EH

Saturday 11th - Open 09:00 - 18:00 1400 - 1500 Guided Tour of the church by Dr Richard Parker …

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St Nicholas Priory

St. Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL

St Nicholas Priory is Exeter’s oldest building. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, the priory with its extensive grounds was dissolved…

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The NEW St David’s Guided Walking Trail

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Join us to explore the rich history of the St David’s neighbourhood on a brand new walking trail which showcases the best heritage places and…

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Tuckers Hall, Exeter

Tuckers Hall, 140 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AN

Tuckers Hall is arranged over 2 levels and 4 major areas. 3 areas act as interpretive, interactive museums with video films and touch sensitive…

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Under the microscope

Custom House Vistor Centre, Custom House, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

Micrographia Robert Hooke's celebrated 17th century book on microscopy expanded our understanding of the natural world by revealing details that…

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Unlocking our Sound Heritage: Voices of Devon

Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton , Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NL

This special event is designed to celebrate the South West Heritage Trust's participation in the British Library's 'Unlocking our Sound Heritage'…

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Veitch Lamp Post Guided Walking Trail

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Take an easy 1 hour walk to see 17 beautifully restored and painted cast iron lamp posts dotted around the St David’s and St James’…

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We are St Thomas

Theatre Alibi, Emmanuel Hall, Emmanuel Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 1EJ

Theatre Alibi are opening the doors to their wonderful St Thomas home to showcase a new collection of portraits by photographer Ben Borley. Each…

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We Are What We Eat! Writing Workshop

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RG

Food plays such a big part in all of our lives and is the subject of some great poems and stories from Eve onwards! This workshop is a chance to…

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Hemyock Castle

Hemyock Castle, Hemyock, Devon, EX15 3RJ

Pre-Booked Self-Guided Tours, outdoors only, due to Covid. Up to ten bookings per hour, one-way route. Special “Quieter hour” for vulnerable…

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Nature and Edible England

St Mary's Church, Hemyock, Devon, EX15 3RQ

There will be a photographic display of nature incorporating aspects of edible England depicting some items that can be found through…

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Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum’s Heritage Open Day

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, The Old Grammar School, 108 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1AW

There is plenty to explore for all ages. Visit our Victorian Kitchen to try your hand at Victorian food preparation and learn about recipes and…

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Gulliford Burial Ground

Meeting Lane, Lympstone, Devon

Gulliford Burial Ground dates from the late seventeenth century and housed two Dissenters’ chapels, the first built in 1689. This was…

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Newton Abbot Museum

Newton Abbot Museum, Newton's Place, 43 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1JQ

Join Newton Abbot Museum in celebrating Edible England for Heritage Open Days 2021. On Saturday 18th September we will be extending the opening…

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St. Leonard’s Tower tours and Edible England events

St. Leonard's Tower, Newton Abbot, Devon

The tower of St. Leonard dates back to the 1200s. On Saturday 18th September we will be opening the doors and welcoming visitors in for a tour of…

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Whiteway House

Whiteway House, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 0DY

A walk through the outer and inner halls and the main staircase of the house, with the opportunity to view approximately 45 paintings belonging to…

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Bridging the Tamar Anchorage tour

Tamar Crossings, Tamar Bridge Office, Pemros Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 1LP

The anchorage is an essential component of a suspension bridge. Come and experience a part of our bridge few get to see. The talk will last around…

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Bridging the Tamar Waterside tour: the story behind the Royal Albert Bridge

Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre, Tamar Bridge Office, Pemros Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 1LP

As part of the Heritage Open Day, we'll be running a tour focusing on the history of the Royal Albert Bridge, and the story behind Brunel's iconic…

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CWGC Tour: War Graves of Plymouth Efford Cemetery

Efford Cemetery, Efford Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 6NG

Efford Cemetery contains 338 scattered burials of the First World War, 109 Second World War burials and a commemoration to those cremated. In…

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CWGC Tour: War Graves of Plymouth Weston Mill Cemetery

Weston Mill Cemetery Lodge, Ferndale Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2EP

Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery contains 401 burials of the First World War, 1 being unidentified. Approximately half are in the naval and…

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Mothecombe House

Mothecombe House, Mothecombe, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 1LA

A guided tour of the main parts of the house and its collection of paintings, furniture and porcelain.

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Stoke Damerel Parish Church (‘Mother church of Devonport’)

Stoke Damerel Parish Church, Paradise Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5QL

It is thought that a church has existed on this site for at least 1000 years. Most of the present Grade II* building dates from the eighteenth…

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St Clement’s Church, Powderham

St Clement's Church, 1 Church Road, Powderham, Devon, EX6 8JJ

A historical trip through the centuries via this church building. Traces of the Civil War. Musical interludes include Organ music, violin and…

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Discover Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway, The Underfleet, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2WD

On 11th September 2021 Seaton Tramway will be throwing open their doors for a day of activities to celebrate their unique fleet of 14 heritage…

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900 years of Tavistock markets - guided walk

Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

Markets have been a feature of Tavistock since the charter of Henry the first in 1105. In early Western Europe, markets developed close to…

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Children’s heritage stamp trail Tavistock

Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

The Library will be joining forces with the Tavistock Visitor Information Centre on Saturday 11th September when children of all ages can call in…

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Discover Historic Whitchurch

Whitchurch Parish Church, Church Hill, Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 9ED

Historically the village of Whitchurch formed part of the Roborough Hundred as part of the Tavistock Abbey. The original character is found in the…

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Discover Tavistock - A Guided Walk

Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

This 90 minute, predominantly flat walk over approximately 1 mile will take you on a journey through ten centuries, revealing Abbey and Churches,…

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Mount Kelly School, Tavistock

Mount Kelly, Parkwood Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0HZ

Mount Kelly was founded in 1877, under the terms of the will of Admiral Benedictus Marwood Kelly, on land donated by the Duke of Bedford. Its…

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Our Lady and St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Tavistock

Callington Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8EH

The building was designed by Henry Clutton, a renowned architect, who also proposed a design for Westminster Cathedral and for a cathedral in…

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Plymouth Road Cemetery, Tavistock

Tavistock Town Cemetery, Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8BY

From time immemorial burials in Britain have centred on the local churchyards - this was also substantially the case in Tavistock until the 1830s,…

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St Eustachius Heritage Craft Fayre

Butchers Hall, Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AL

Locally made crafts on sale along with displays about the history of Tavistock's 14th century Parish Church

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St Eustachius Parish Church Treasures

Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AU

Church silver dating from the 17th century onwards and ceremonial robes will be on show

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Strawberries, Cream and Steam - Steam passenger trailer rides

The Robey Trust Ltd, The Works, Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 9RQ

The new ‘Strawberries, Cream & Steam’ gala will be open at The Works premises, near Drake’s Auctions, from 11am-5pm on the 11/12th and…

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Tavistock Burial Grounds Walk

Town Hall Building, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

For a thousand years the dead of Tavistock were interred in the middle of the town – initially within and around the Abbey Church, then between…

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Tavistock Guildhall Heritage Centre

Tavistock Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

A chance to view the recently restored Tavistock Guildhall before it opens later in the year. Tavistock Heritage trust will be running special…

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Tavistock Guildhall Square Heritage Day

Tavistock Guildhall, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

Tavistock Guildhall will be hosting a series of fun events in Guildhall Square with Morris Dancers and Victorian Childrens' Games. At 2.00pm…

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Tavistock Heritage Food Festival

Butchers Hall, Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AL

Tavistock's Heritage Food Festival celebrating the history of the cream tea, said to have been invented by the monks of Tavistock Abbey and the…

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Tavistock Subscription Library

Tavistock Subscription Library, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

Tavistock Subscription Library was founded in 1799 by: John Taylor, a 19-year-old engineer from Norwich who had come to Tavistock to manage a…

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Tavistock Subscription Library - ‘Tavistock Policing Past’ book signing

Tavistock Subscription Library, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

Author Simon Dell MBE will be opening up the library at 2.30 pm on 12th September for a book signing of his recent publications as well as some of…

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Tavistock Subscription Library History - Zoom Talk

Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

Simon Dell MBE is the Chair of Trustees at Tavistock Subscription Library and he will be giving his popular talk, on zoom, about the library and…

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Tavistock Town and Abbey Guided Walk

Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

Join Simon Dell, a member of the local Tavistock History Society, for a guided walk amongst the ruins of Tavistock Abbey, dissolved in 1539 at the…

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Tavistock Upcycled Market

Butchers Hall, Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AL

Upcycling, Recycling, Eco and Hand-crafting. This market brings you a beguiling blend of all four, with a focus on quality products made…

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Tavistock Wharves Walk

Town Hall Building, Bedford Square, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AE

This will include the Abbey Wharf behind Post Office & Bedford Hotel; the Canal Company’s public wharves and offices; and the proposed site of…

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St James 200 Fun Day

St James' Church, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BU

We are celebrating the rebuilding and rededication of St James Church in 1821. We are working with Teign Heritage to show the church's connection…

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Ayshford Chapel

Ayshford Chapel, Westleigh, Burlescombe, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7HL

Come and visit this small, free-standing Perpendicular building with diagonal buttresses and bell-cote was built in the 15th century by the…

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Knightshayes

Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ

With one of the finest gardens in the South West, Knightshayes is a masterpiece of architectural planting, home to one of the most outstanding…

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St. Peter’s Church and Tower

St. Peter's Church, St. Peter Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6RP

Grade I listed building, 'a gorgeously ostentatious display of civic pride' (Pevsner). Notable for stone vaulted ceilings to the porch and…

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Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey House & Gardens, The Kings Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JE

Free Garden Entry and Wild Cocktail Workshop on Sunday 19 September. This theme of this year’s Heritage Open Days is Edible England and to…

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Guided tour of the Church of St Michael & All Angels, Princetown

Church of St Michael & All Angels, Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6RE

Standing over 1400 feet above sea level with its tower often hidden in mist, the Church of St Michael & All Angels is one of the highest churches…

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Beaminster Museum is growing!

Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NB

Visitors will be able to see into 2 new rooms being built in 2021. See our cobwebby, rodent-infested barn with farm implements of bygone days,…

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Mapperton House & Gardens

Mapperton House, Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR

Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is one of the most important and distinctive gardens in the country. Registered Grade II*, it…

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St Peter & St Paul’s Church Open Day

Peter & Paul C of E Church, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD

Although the church building is normally open during the day, as a result of the recent pandemic it is usually closed at the moment, and it is…

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Bridport Museum

Bridport Museum, 25 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

Founded in 1932, Bridport Museum is housed in a building known as 'The Castle'. The facade of the building goes back to Tudor times. You can still…

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Bridport Town Hall

Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, Market House, East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LF

A former courthouse, this listed Georgian Town Hall holds the significant collection of paintings by Fra Newbery (former Director of Glasgow…

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Regent Centre Heritage Tours

Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS

Join us at the Regent where you have the unique opportunity to discover the Projection Box, the Dressing Rooms, the Lighting and Sound Booths and…

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A Taste of Dorchester - Hollis Mead Dairy

Urless Farm, Corscombe, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0NP

The ethos of the farm is to produce very high quality organic milk and food, whilst enhancing the environment for wildlife. It is our firm belief…

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A Taste of Dorchester - Poundbury Community Farm Open Days

Poundbury Community Farm, Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3WA

Poundbury Community Farm on the edge of Poundbury, is run by Transition Town Dorchester, a grassroots project set up to bring people together to…

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A Taste of Dorchester - Watercress farm tours

The Watercress Co, Waddock, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QY

Watercress has been grown in the UK for centuries and specifically on farms belonging to the Watercress Company since the 1850s. The principles…

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A Taste of Dorchester – Brewery Tours

Copper Street Brewery, 8 Copper Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GH

Thomas Hardy bought shares in the original Green Dragon Brewery in 1870 and describes the local brew in his novel, The Trumpet Major. Copper…

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A Taste of Dorchester – Dorchester’s History Village

Maumbury Rings, 17 Maumbury Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QN

Ancient Wessex Network will be demonstrating metal working • pre-historic pottery • jewellery tin casting • flint knapping • bronze…

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A Taste of Dorchester – Explore St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church, 26 High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EZ

The majority of the church dates from the 15th century, with later alterations and extensions over the following centuries.

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A Taste of Dorchester – Roman cooking demonstrations

Roman Town House, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ

What would the people of Durnovaria (Roman Dorchester) have cooked and eaten and how did they live?

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A Taste of Dorchester – Sustainable farming – from Serbia to Shillingstone

Poundbury Gardens, Peverell Avenue, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3RT

Having worked as an agricultural advisor and engineer all over Europe, including Serbia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania, Mark, now 56…

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A Taste of Dorchester – `Serving Porridge’ Prison Tours

Dorchester Prison, 7 North Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JD

Martha Brown, a convicted murderess was hanged there and her death was witnessed by a young Thomas Hardy and was the inspiration behind Tess of…

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A Taste of Dorchester:  A Slice of Victorian England

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UT

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A Taste of Dorchester:  Mad Hatter’s picnic

Borough Gardens, Cornwall Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RG

There will be Punch & Judy, a coconut shy, live music, face painting, New Hardy Players, Waitrose marquee with free raffle for a Duchy Organic…

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A Taste of Dorchester: Dorset Museum – Open Day

Dorset County Museum, 66 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA

There is something to interest, fascinate or inspire everyone. The museum has recently reopened following a 2-year refurbishment.

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A Taste of Dorchester: Keep Military Museum – Open Day

The Keep Military Museum, The Keep, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN

It ceased to be used in 1958 and most of the site was redeveloped in the 1960s. It is a Grade II listed building and is now used as a regimental…

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Melbury House Open Day

Melbury House, Melbury Sampford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0LF

An opportunity to experience a tour of historic Melbury House with a knowledgeable guide. This exclusive tour is limited to small groups (max…

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Woodsford Castle

Woodsford Castle, Woodsford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8AS

The Woodsford Castle we see today dates from 1370 - 90 and was probably added to an existing group of buildings. In 1335 William de Whitefield,…

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Belmont

Belmont, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3HZ

The Landmark Trust have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day, allowing people to holiday in a slice of history. Here you can…

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All Fired Up! Poole

The Spire, High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1DF

Come and see their work a this exhibition of ceramic vessels produced by Freya with community groups in a series of workshops. Historic England…

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Edible England: Tasty Tudors at Poole Museum!

Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BW

Have you ever wondered what kinds of food were prepared during 16th Century in Tudor England and where the ingredients came from? Come into our…

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CWGC Tour: War Graves of Portland Naval Cemetery

Royal Naval Cemetery, Verne Common Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5

There are at least 154 War Graves at Portland Naval Cemetery with a number of other military burials due to the location and history of the…

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Portland Museum: Of Sea and Stone

Portland Museum, 217 Wakeham, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1HS

Portland Museum will be presenting a 360 degree film animation with live soundtrack onto the interior of Avice’s Cottage. ‘Of Sea and Stone’…

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Voices to Stone - Drill Hall Gallery & Project Space

The Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust, The Drill Hall, Easton Lane, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1BW

Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trusts Living Land Archive, animated through artists collaborative projects and community presentations, will bring…

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Voices to Stone - Memory Stones

Memory Stones and Tout Quarry, Yeates Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2EN

The Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust is working with the Portland Town Council and Dorset Wildlife Trust to launch the Memory Stones, the arrival…

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World War 2 Decoy Bunker Tour

Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET

A rare chance to step back in time and follow in the footsteps of the servicemen whose job it was to try and actually get bombed. Volunteers…

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Holnest Church Heritage Open Day

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, A352, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5PU

Holnest Church (DT9 5PU on A352 Sherborne /Dorchester Road) a fascinating Grade I Listed Church, which dates back mostly to the 14th Century and…

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Dunshay Manor

Dunshay Manor, Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EB

Dunshay Manor breathes history, lying hidden in its own hollow a couple of miles from the Dorset coast. This ancient house received an Arts &…

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Clavell Tower

Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PE

Built in 1830 for unknown purpose by John Richards Clavell, an elderly clergyman who inherited the Smedmore Estate on which it stands, Clavell…

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Lulworth Castle & Park

Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QS

Walk in the footsteps of Royalty as you explore the 17th Century Castle. Discover the stunning landscapes, beautiful 18th Century Roman Catholic…

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Scotland Farm, Nr Corfe Castle

Scotland Farm, Norden, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5DY

The guided tours of the barn at Scotland Farm on Hartland Heath near Corfe Castle will include many stories. Stories about carts, wagons, horses,…

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Celebrating Weymouth’s hidden heritage and the town’s 450th anniversary

Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UF

Nothe Fort: explore hidden Nothe Fort with tours of the secret nuclear bunker, listen to ghost stories in the underground tunnels and hear tales…

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St Mary’s, Long Crichel

St Mary's Church, Long Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5JU

St Mary's combines a late medieval tower with a nave, transept and apse built in stages between 1852 and 1875. The church was vested, after some…

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St Andrew’s Church, Awre

St. Andrew's Church, Awre, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EW

See the graves of the drowned fishermen who sailed the Trow Sailing ships on the Severn under a thousand year old Yew tree outside this 13th…

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‘Murder Most Unladylike’ Tours at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies' College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP

See the places that inspired Robin Stevens to create Deepdean School. The Gym, the Library Corridor, the Assembly Hall and the original Tunnel.…

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‘These Magnificent Rooms’ -  the Season at Pittville Spa

Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE

A semi-outdoor programme of short talks (15-30 minutes) on the social aspects of the Pump Room in the nineteenth century. What happened at…

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A Tale of Two Churches: the illustrated story of Pip & Jim’s.

St. Philip & St. James Church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2DD

50 minute illustrated talk tracing the history of two churches on this site from 1837 to 2021: the building of the original church, St. Philip's,…

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A Taste of Jewish Food

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PU

Pdf to view online with reflections on Jewish food.

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A Woman’s Life

Holst Victorian House, 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Free bookable talk by writer Carolyn S. Jones about her original play that was recently made into a film. The story explores the lives of Gustav's…

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Annecy Gardens

Sandford Park, High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7PU

Annecy Gardens is a public open space within Sandford Park. Within it are a number of beds that are tended by volunteers of Vision 21, a local…

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Annecy Gardens

High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1DZ

Sandford Park is a prime example of Edward Whites work, he seamlessly orchestrates the natural features of the site with an imaginative…

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Aristrocrats, Admirals and an Architect: the memorials of Pip & Jim’s

St. Philip & St. James Church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2DD

50 minute illustrated talk tells the stories of some of the colourful, controversial and fascinating men and women commemorated in Pip & Jim's. It…

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Bake Back in Time

Holst Victorian House, 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Experience 19th century baking in our Victorian kitchen in this edible talk by Laura Kinnear and Lucy Moriarty. Includes free admission to the museum.

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Cambray Baptist Church

Cambray Baptist Church, Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JS

Cambray Baptist Church is a listed building that open in 1855. It has refurbished several times during its 165 year history. However, many…

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Cheltenham Backwaters - Exploring the River Chelt

The Meadow Cafe, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7DF

A linear walk following part of the River Chelt from Cox's Meadow through Sandford Park and the town centre and out towards Arle.

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Cheltenham Croquet Club

Old Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7DF

There will be one hour tours commencing at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. 8 places are available for each tour.

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP

Dating from 1873, the main buildings are designed in ecclesiastical style and the Interior shows the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.…

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Cheltenham Minster, St.Mary’s

Cheltenham Minster St.Mary's, Well Walk, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JX

It is extremely likely that there was a saxon church on this site so Christian worship has almost certainly been taking place here for over a…

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Cheltenham Minster, St.Mary’s - Bell Ringing

Cheltenham Minster St.Mary's, Well Walk, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JX

Since the dedication of the new bells in 2017 the bell ringers have always opened the bell tower at some point during Heritage Open Days. This…

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Cheltenham Playhouse

Playhouse Theatre, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HG

The Playhouse has the most interesting, varied and unusual history of any building in Cheltenham - and possibly much further afield. It began…

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Cheltenham Twinning Association - Online Talk

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham enjoys strong cultural links with its international twin towns in today's global society. Join us for this virtual trip to Annecy…

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Cheltenham: A Secret A to Z

St Luke's Church, St Luke's Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7JJ

How well do you know Cheltenham, its places, people and history? This 45 minute talk (plus Q&A) draws on material from two recently published…

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Cheltenham’s Bath Road and The Suffolks – A Walk Through 200 Years of Trading History

Norwood Arms, Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 0AX

Starting at the Norwood Arms, this 90 minutes circular walk takes us along the upper Bath Road to the Suffolks and Great Norwood Street. We will…

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Christ Church Cheltenham - Sacred Choruses Concert

Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2JH

In our beautiful Regency church take some time out to enjoy choral music from the choir of Christ Church and organ music from Matthew Martin,…

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Church of St Michael and All Angels in Bishop’s Cleeve

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Church Approach, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8NG

12th century building in Cotswold stone. All ground floor will be accessible, as well as ancient schoolroom over the porch. Items of interest…

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CWGC Tour - Cheltenham Cemetery

Cheltenham Cemetery & Crematorium, Bouncers Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 5JT

During the walking tour you will learn about the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and about the heroic actions and self-sacrifice…

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Dean Close School Historic Tour 2021

Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HE

The tour will concentrate on the Senior School buildings which date back to 1886 when Dean Close Memorial School, an evangelical educational…

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Dig For Victory

Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HG

Fiona Warin, Allotment Officer for Cheltenham Borough Council, will take you through the domestic food growing campaign of WWII, as she creates a…

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Francis Close Hall Campus

University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus, St Paul's Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ

A community garden where students and local residents grow vegetables together. The garden was designed using permaculture principles, and we use…

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Francis Close Hall Campus Online Tour

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ

Francis Close Hall campus is one of Cheltenham’s best examples of a Victorian-Gothic building. Opened in 1850, it originally housed 39 male…

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Friends of Hatherley Park

Hatherley Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3AL

Friends of Hatherley Park welcome you to the park on both weekends (weather permitting). Self-guided tree walk sheets will be available. Friends…

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Holst Victorian House

4 Clarence Road , Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

There will be one free tour and two free talks as part of Heritage Open Days. Free admission to the house will only be available when booking one…

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Imperial Gardens’ Trees

Gustav Holst Statue, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA

A walking tour of trees in Imperial Gardens with Sam Reader, Tree Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council.

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Leckhampton Rioters: Thugs or Martyrs?

Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HG

Paths people had walked on over Leckhampton Hill for years were blocked when Henry Dale bought the hill in 1897. Thousands of people tried…

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Linton House - from family home to charity headquarters

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7AS

Join us as we discover what can be seen of Victorian England behind the walls of Linton House on Thirlestaine Road Cheltenham. An intriguing…

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Naunton Park, Cheltenham’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Naunton Park, Hay Cottages, Naunton Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7BB

Known as 'The Garden of Eden' by its Victorian benefactor, Naunton Park remains one of Cheltenham's delightful green spaces. Led by local writer…

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Normandy House

Normandy House, 305-311 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL503FB

Normandy House was built about 1813 as a private house for one of Cheltenham's wealthiest landowners. It became the town's first hospital and…

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Park Campus Online Tour

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH

A Virtual Tour the grounds of The Park Campus and find out about the history of the site and its inhabitants. The Park Campus remains a…

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Regency Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA

Explore the development of this Regency spa town; discover architectural highlights and significant personalities in Cheltenham's history.

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Self-Guided Walk: Edible Historic Cheltenham - From an Urban Meadow to a Sober Parrot!

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A dozen independent cafes and restaurants on the way will display who lived or worked in their buildings in the past. The self-guided walk can…

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Shipton Mill - Local Heritage Grains

Chaplais Kitchen, Rotunda Terrace, 15 Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SD

A talk about Heritage Grains, by John Letts from Shipton Mill explaining how the flour from these grains is better for our gut and biodiversity.

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Skillicorne to Skillicorne

GL50 Restaurant, 8 Norfolk House, Well Walk, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JX

This hour long walk explores the sites connected to 'the father of Cheltenham' who developed the spa and those of his descendants. A self-guided…

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Spas, Spats and Stories

Montpellier Wine Bar, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SY

Henry Thompson and his son Pearson gave us The Rotunda and Lansdown. This walk explores the story, 1800-1850, of their paths, pitfalls and…

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St Andrew’s United Reformed Church

St. Andrews United Reformed Church, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SP

Grade II listed Victorian Gothic church opened in 1886, refurbished in 2002. Willis Organ. Many original architectural features, including…

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St Christopher’s Church, Warden Hill

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3DD

PDF introduction to the stained glass in St Christopher's Church by the renowned stained glass artist Thomas Denny especially for Heritage Open…

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St Lawrence’s Church

Church Road, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9RA

An historic Norman church which includes a display on local farming and market gardening. Walk on Saturday 18 at 3pm and talk on Saturday 18 at…

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St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham

St Lukes Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

St Luke's church, designed by F.W. Ordish, was consecrated in 1854 and has impressive stained glass windows, mosaics, wood carvings and relics of…

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St Philip & St James Church (Pip & Jim’s)

St. Philip & St. James Church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2DD

One of Cheltenham's landmark churches, during the past year Pip & Jim's Victorian interior has been dramatically transformed. Informal tours…

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Taking the Waters

10 Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1UL

A Walk and Talk based on the novel Taking the Waters by local author Lesley Sainty. Follow in the Regency footsteps of the characters, find out…

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Talk: Booze, Balloons and Burials

Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HG

A saunter around the history of the Lower High Street area. Local historian Neela Mann tells the story of the area. This illustrated talk is also…

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The Colourful Origins and Secrets Behind a Victorian Afternoon Tea

St Luke's Church, St Luke's Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7JJ

Join us for a cuppa whilst listening to the story of the history, origins and secrets of our iconic national drink. The event is in association…

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The History of Swindon Village

St Lawrence's Church, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9RA

An illustrated talk about Swindon Village and its historic Norman church.

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The House That Moved

St. Andrew's United Reformed Church, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SP

How a medieval house came to be moved from Gloucester Road to Dowdeswell. Please note: event not suitable for young children.

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The New Club Cheltenham

2 Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1UD

Tour of the facilities with an insight into the history of the Club plus a presentation on the Club. Tours at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm on…

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The Prestbury You Didn’t Know

Prestbury Library, The Burgage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3DN

See the site of an exotic grotto where King George III and Queen Charlotte drank tea and the house associated with the artist Dora Carrington.…

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The Queens Hotel Tours

Queens Hotel, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NN

Built in the 1830s, this iconic building is at the heart of the town's social life with its classical facade and original period features. Tours…

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The Swindon Village Conservation Area

St Lawrence's Church, Swindon Village, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9RA

The route sets out from the historic Norman church and takes in Swindon Hall and Manor Grounds. Be aware that paths are mildly uneven in places.

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The Trees of Pittville Park

Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE

Taking in the East and West areas of Pittville Park, this walk will explore the many interesting aspects of the park and its evolution over the years.

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Trail of Banners

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2JH

A self-guided trail of banners has been created with messages of Hope, EDEN Restoring Paradise, beginning here and is on display in various…

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Walk: Booze, Balloons and Burials

Honeybourne Gate, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 8DW

Stories of the development of the Lower High Street area, with special reference to the Dobell family. This walk takes in the gas works, a short…

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Wining and Dining Victorian Style

Holst Victorian House, 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Wining and dining Victorian style: Upstairs, Downstairs & Nursery fare. Where would you choose to eat and drink if you lived in Victorian England?…

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Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens

Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, GL50 3JA

The Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens opened as a park in 1966. Originally an orchard, this was the town's burial ground between 1831 and 1864.…

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Chase Farm, Miss Grace’s Lane, Tidenham

Chase Farm, Miss Graces Lane, Tidenham Chase, Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7JR

Sam and Lisa have been farming in the traditional manner, for the past four years selling their products from the farm gate. Having started with…

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Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Chippenham, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY

Dyrham Park is looking forward to welcoming visitors for free on Saturday 11 September. During your visit you can stretch your legs through the…

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Cinderford Medical Centre Community Gardening Project

Cinderford Medical Centre, Valley Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2NX

The Gardening Project was set up through Down to Earth, Gloucestershire to encourage members of the public to improve their physical wellbeing by…

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Cinderford Memorabilia Day

Cinderford Town Council, The Belle Vue Centre, 6 Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AB

Old photographs of the town, some on slide show, along with other documents which include the archive of the Three Forest Newspapers, a local…

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Cinderford: Feeding Minds

Gloucestershire Libraries & Information, Cinderford Library, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2BZ

The exhibition marks two Cinderford anniversaries that showcase the town's important role in "feeding the minds" of the Forest. 180 years ago, "A…

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Forest Seed Saving, Reuse, Recycle and Share Fair

Cinderford Medical Centre Car Park , Valley Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 4NX

This event is focusing on harvesting seeds, what to do with excess produce, maintaining and repairing garden tools. The Fair will include the…

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Roman Site at Littledean Hall

Littledean Hall, Newnham Road, Littledean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3NR

Explore the Roman in situ and restored foundation remains of a Nymphaeum identified as a shrine to the goddess of the River Severn in the outer…

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The Annual Treat for the Church

St. Stephen's Church, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AB

Visitors are very welcome to come along to the church today in the atmosphere created when church congregations took advantage of the passenger…

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A walk around the Churchyard and Abbey Grounds

West Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2NH

The Churchyard has over 25 listed monuments and many specimen trees, there is a wealth of history about the former residents of the town who are…

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Bingham Gallery and the old Library Reading Room

Bingham Gallery, Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2PP

Hear about the history of the building, the Art Collection and Daniel George Bingham. The annual exhibition 'Exploring Art @ the Bingham Gallery'…

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Cirencester Friends Meeting House

53 Thomas Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BA

Built in 1673, Cirencester Meeting House is one of the oldest meeting houses in the world. Once visited by the founder of the society, George Fox…

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Cirencester Historic Town Walk

Meet outside the Church Porch by the War Memorial, Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2NX

Join us for a walk around historic Cirencester and hear how the places we can see today fit into the 2000 year history of the town; from the…

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Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

follow Riverside Walk, off Park St, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2EF

Heritage Open Day visitors will be able to visit and can also pay to have a swim. No dogs allowed inside the Pool.

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Cirencester Pubs Past and Present

Parish Church , Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

The walk will take visitors on a tour of the Town with brief stops outside Public houses past and present. Over 50 such premises will be visited…

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Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre Complex

Roman Amphitheatre , Cotswold Avenue, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XW

Meet for the walk at the Scout Hut in Cotswold Avenue near the Amphitheatre site

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Watermoor Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JR

Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, Holy Trinity Church is situated in an area of the town that grew up in the 1850s. It is locally known as…

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Living Memory History Museum and Air Raid Shelter

The Old Hospital Cottages, Sheep St , Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QW

This Exhibition is presented in the Air Raid Shelter and Old Hospital Cottages.

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Old Railway Station

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QW

The station was built in 1841 and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It closed in 1964 and has been empty since 2012.

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St James’s Place Roof Garden

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1FP

The roof garden of the Offices owned by St. James' Place Wealth Management - Cirencester's largest employers - the Cirencester Camera Club has…

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St John’s Almhouses Gardens

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2DE

These private gardens off Spitalgate Lane are part of St John’s Hospital and other Almshouse Charities. Steeped in history, archaeological digs…

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St Peter’s Catholic Church

St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 7 St. Peters Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1RE

The church is about 150 years old. The priest will be on site to talk to visitors .

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St. John Baptist Parish Church

St. John Baptist Parish Church, Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2NZ

One of Cirencester's best known and best loved historical buildings the Parish Church of St John Baptist stands proudly in the Market Place. The…

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The Ashcroft Centre

Cirencester Ashcroft Church, 21 Ashcroft Rd, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1RA

There will be displays about the Church's history and that of the many groups and activities that have been part of it so far! There will be…

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Victorian Cirencester Walk

Junction Lewis Lane and South Way, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1FN

Join us for a guided walk around an area of town that saw the majority of victorian developments being built on top of the old Roman town. This…

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Watermoor House

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JR

An opportunity to visit this historic Grade II listed house which is not normally open to the public as it is an active care home. The Cirencester…

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WWII walk, Cirencester

Living Memory History Museum, 21 Sheep Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QW

A walk of about 60 minutes around the various sites involved in the town’s part in WWII. It links in well with a visit to the air raid shelter…

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Ancient and Notable Trees of the Forest of Dean

Speculation Car park, Cannop Valley, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EQ

Lord Nelson was responsible for the re-planting of much of the Forest of Dean as timber was in great demand for shipbuilding in his time. We are…

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Black Gold of the Forest of Dean

The Main Hall, The Main Place, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

More than twenty years ago, John Belcher, local historian, accompanied Robin Morgan underground to film how Forest Freeminers worked, often alone…

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Forest Mining History portrayed through the lens of a camera

The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

Nick's exhibition is a celebration of contemporary coal free mining and its role in preserving this unique heritage. The exhibition combines…

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Talking of Cheese!

The Main Hall, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

Simon Jones will provide an opportunity for people to hear about the role of cheeses over the years and share his own love of this fantastic…

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Taste and Tell evening

The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH

The evening is for each participant to share family favourites, and possibly recipes, from their early years. There will be an opportunity to…

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Worcester Walk Community Project

Worcester Walk Community Project, adjacent to Worcester Lodge, Speech House Road,, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16

The project is about encouraging local people to learn more about their natural and cultural heritage. The site is being managed to enhance…

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A Victorian Walk around Gloucester Docks

The Ed Shed, The Folk, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Entirely illustrated by old photographs, this talk by Tony Condor will bring together stories from behind the scenes. Docks life was busy,…

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Alney Island

Alney Island Nature Reserve, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2RX

A place for play, practise for war and of punishment. The walk will look at what Alney has been used for, the natural features of the river and…

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Bearland House

Longsmith Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HT

Bearland House is an impressive 18th century building with an ornamental facade, forecourt, and fine wrought iron railings and gates. The interior…

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Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter Shop, 9 College Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NJ

In 1903 Beatrix Potter published one of her most loved tales, The Tailor of Gloucester. It was inspired by a visit she made to the city. This…

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Beatrix Potter Museum (C6)

9 College Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NJ

In 1903 Beatrix Potter published one of her most loved tales, The Tailor of Gloucester, inspired by a visit she made to the city. See the building…

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Black and White Buildings Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

A walking tour of 15th Century timber framed buildings in the city centre, pointing out structure, architecture and brief historical background.…

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Blackfriars Priory

Ladybellgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN

Most of the 13th Century church remains, including a rare scissor braced roof. Guided tours last about 1 hour. Meeting point: Entrance off…

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Brockworth Court

Brockworth Court Farm, Tithe Barn Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 4QU

Brockworth Court was initially the residence for the Priors of Llanthony Priory. Following the dissolution of 1540 Henry VIII granted it to the…

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Bygonz Perform

St Nicholas Church, Westgate Street , Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Come and hear instruments, such as pipe and tabor, hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes, which have been part of the popular musical life of this country for…

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Bygonz Wandering Minstrels

Gate Streets, Gloucester City Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

See and hear the popular minstrels in period dress around the Cross and Gate streets.

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Cathedral Precincts Tour

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

A history of the area surrounding the cathedral from the earliest Minster church up to the most recent developments. Tour lasts 1 hour. Meet at…

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Children’s Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

A guided walk around Gloucester aimed specifically for children aged 9-12. The walk lasts approximately 1 hour. Meet at St Michael's Tower, The…

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Christian Heritage Walk (D6)

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

There is an old saying ‘As sure as God's in Gloucester’. Both Christianity and Gloucester have 2,000 years of history. This walk traces…

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Come along to the home of the Single Gloucester Cheese.

Old Ley Court, Chapel Lane, Churcham, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 8AR

Our cheeses are made using the milk from our Gloucester Cattle which live here on our farm near Churcham, just off the A40. We milk them twice a…

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Drake’s Viols

St. Mary De Crypt Church, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DR

Five local viol players present music from the 16th and 17th centuries written for the viol consort.This local viol consort. The performance will…

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Eastgate Viewing Chamber

Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PU

Come and walk in the footsteps of the Romans at their street level and see the remains of the Roman Eastgate Fort.

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Edward Elgar Talk

Ed Shed, The Folk, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Dr John Harcup gives a popular talk about Edward Elgar - inspired by 8 subjects beginning with the letter “P”!

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Friends Meeting House

Greyfriars, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TS

In 1878 a large portico was added, with a schoolroom above. A unique feature is the large wooden screen between the two main rooms which can be…

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Gloucester and the Vacuum Cleaner

Ed Shed, The Folk, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Paul Drinkwater will tell the story of the invention of the vacuum cleaner by a Gloucester born man, the Gloucester manufacturing company who…

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Gloucester Brass

St Mary De Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DR

This fine local band returns to perform with a range of music for brass instruments. The performance will last 90minutes.

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Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, College Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

Formerly the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, founded in the 11th century, the Cathedral features Norman pillars in the Nave, the elaborate tomb…

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Gloucester Cathedral - Guided Crypt Tours

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

Descend into the Crypt to discover the earliest part of the Cathedral. See the chapels and passages used by the monks as well as the central…

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Gloucester Cathedral - Guided Highlights Tour

Welcome Desk, Gloucester Cathedral, College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LR

Enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral including the tomb of Edward II, the Lady Chapel and the Cloisters where Harry Potter was filmed. Tickets…

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Gloucester Cathedral - Highlights from the Medieval Library

College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BH

Come along to the Chapter House to see a display of original items chosen by our library volunteers from the Cathedral Library Archives.

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Gloucester Cathedral - The Stonemasons’ Yard

Pitt Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BH

Gloucester is one of only a few Cathedrals that still has its own onsite Stonemasons’ Workshop. Enjoy carving demonstrations and find out more…

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Gloucester City Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

Discover fascinating hidden treasures on a guided walk through the heart of one of Britain's oldest cities, where history has truly left its mark.…

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Gloucester Furniture Exhibition Centre

Gloucester Furniture Exhibition Centre, 71-73 Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TX

The lower level of the wall is part of a Roman Colonia dating back to 97AD. At street level it is a medieval building.

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Gloucester Guildhall

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1NS

Built on the site formerly occupied by the Blue Coat School founded by Sir Thomas Rich. The Guildhall is back and ready to host some more amazing…

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Gloucester Notables Exhibition

The Folk of Gloucester, 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Learn about some of the less well-known people who were either born in Gloucester or have lived here who have made a notable contribution to society.

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Gloucester Salvation Army Band

Westgate Street (near Betfred’s), Gloucester, Gloucestershire

A rousing programme for Heritage Open Days. Location … Westgate Street (near Betfred’s)

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Gloucester Spa Walk

Christ Church, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1JZ

In the early 1800s, Gloucester had a thriving spa. This guided walk traces the history of The Spa and takes in some of the fine buildings that it…

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Gloucester Statues

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

Explore the history of Gloucester through the medium of public statues. Learn about the people and events that made Gloucester the city it is…

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Gloucester Waterways Museum

Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH

Visit the Waterways Museum to uncover the story of Britain’s waterways and the history behind Gloucester Docks. The Museum has displays and…

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Guided Tower Tours at the Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LR

Climb 269 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy breath-taking views 40 miles across Gloucestershire. On the way up visit the bell chamber which…

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Historic Characters

St Michael’s Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

This tour brings alive some of the famous and influential people and colourful characters who were born in Gloucester. Their fame and achievements…

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Historic Docks Walk

The Waterways Museum, The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH

Take a guided walk around Britain’s most inland port. The walk lasts about 1 hour. Meet outside the Waterways Museum in Gloucester Docks

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Holy Innocents Church, Highnam/Hidden Highnam

Holy Innocents Church, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DG

An exhibition put on by the Highnam Heritage Group, to show the people and places of Highnam over the years, including Thomas Gambier Parry, who…

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Holy Trinity Church

Church Road, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0AJ

This church is an interesting Grade 2-listed 1930s structure designed by Harold Stratton-Davis in a 15th Century style.

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Jet Age Museum

Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Staverton, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9QL

The Jet Age Museum exists to promote and preserve the history of Gloucestershire's contribution to world aviation from the early days of flight.. …

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Johnathan Hope Organ Recital

St. Johns Northgate Methodist Church, Northgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2AN

This recital will be given at St John's Church on the excellent organ situated there.

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Little Cloister House

4B Millers Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BN

The house is built over a medieval undercroft. The herb garden and remains of a monastic infirmary are close by. No booking required. Tours…

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Llanthony Secunda Priory

Hempstead Lane, Next to Gloucestershire College, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Step inside the newly restored listed buildings of Llanthony Secunda Priory. Founded in 1136, the history of this former Augustinian Priory is…

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Llanthony Secunda Priory Walk

Llanthony Priory, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5QT

This guided walk explores the priory which was founded in 1136, which by the end of the 15th century, was the richest Augustinian house in England…

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Lost Schools Talk

The Ed Shed, The Folk of Gloucester, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Did you know that there were once many schools in and around the centre of Gloucester? Debbie Vass, city guide and retired teacher, will give a…

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Mariners’ Church

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EN

The Chaplain was responsible for visiting every ship that arrived. The church features fine stained glass windows. An active church continues to…

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Medieval Churches Walk

St Oswald's Priory, Archdeacon Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2RQ

Gloucester was an important centre of religion in medieval times. This guided walk describes the history of the churches that remain from that…

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Meeks’ Shoe-shop

14 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NL ‎

This Elizabethan building has a Georgian façade and on the first floor has a fine plaster ceiling dating from around 1600.

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Mercers’ Hall (Masonic Lodge)

Masonic Hall, Cross Keys Lane, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HQ

Probably built in the second half of the 18th century, this building has been occupied in the past by a Perfumier, a Cider merchant and Brewer and…

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Monks, Canons and Friars

Archdeacon Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Discover the Abbey and Priories of Gloucester and learn how Monks, Canons and Friars lived and worked. The walk will take about 1 hour.

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Museum of Gloucester

Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1HP

Your support makes a huge difference! We are proud to offer FREE admission to our Museum, but rely on your donations to allow us to continue to…

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Newent String Quartet

St Nicholas Church, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

The quartet will be rehearsing pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Borodin taking advantage of the perfect acoustic for a string chamber…

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North Atlantic Slave Trade Walk

Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

This walk looks at both sides of the story, slavery and abolition. The walk takes about 1 and a quarter hours .. Meet at the steps at entrance…

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Old Bishop’s Palace

Pitt Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LR

The 19th century residence of the Bishops of Gloucester built on the site of the medieval abbot's lodging. Now used by the King's School. Short…

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Parliament Rooms

Church House, College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

Visit three historic rooms in Church House, the former Abbots’ lodgings which are the site of Richard II’s parliament in 1378 and the place…

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Railways History Walk

Blackfriars Priory, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN

A two and half mile walk around the key spots of Gloucester’s railway history. Start at Blackfriars, walk through the Docks to Llanthony…

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Rhymes and Reasons

Boots, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Famous locally born poets are brought to life and the origins of old Gloucester rhymes are vividly described in this fascinating walk through the…

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Richard III Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St Michael’s Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

You will hear how he spent his time here and be shown some of the buildings he would have seen. The walk lasts about an hour.

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River Twyver Walk

Abbeydale Community Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 4BL

A walk along the Twyver where it forms the boundary between Abbeydale and Abbeymead to see the sites of some of the now dismantled mills, the…

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Robert Raikes Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

This walk tells the story of Robert Raikes, newspaper publisher, prison reformer and promoter of the Sunday School movement and shows some of the…

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Roman Times

Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

From your guide, hear how the Romans came to Gloucester (Glevum). See the walls they built. Tread through the Forum (market place) and meet the…

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Roy Cansdale

St Mary De Crypt Church, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DR

Roy accompanies himself on tenor guitar in a variety of swing and jazz favourites. (Performance 30-45 minutes)

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Royal Gloucester Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

For over 1100 years Gloucester’s history has been shaped in no small part by the interest, patronage and occasional displeasure of the reigning…

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Saxon Gloucester Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

Discover the traces of Gloucester’s Saxon history. Hear the story of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, who died in 918 AD and was buried in…

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Siege of Gloucester Walk

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

This guided walk visits some of the places of interest connected with the siege of Gloucester which took place during the English Civil War. The…

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Southgate Evangelical Church

146 Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EX

The church is over 100 years old and was also home church to the famous Dr Hadwen. There will be refreshments available and a power point…

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St Catharine’s Church

London Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Although established in part of St Oswald's Priory in 1540, the current church building is only 103 years old. It has been partially re-ordered…

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St John’s Northgate Methodist Church

St. Johns Northgate Methodist Church, Northgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2AN

Classical grade 2* Georgian church, opened in 1734. Only the tower and spire survive from the earlier mediaeval building. Several important…

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St Margaret’s Chapel

London Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3NR

The Chapel was part of a monastic institution set up outside the medieval city boundary for the benefit of those suffering from the then incurable…

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St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt School Rooms

St Mary de Crypt Church , Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TP

Explore the medieval church and Tudor schoolrooms. Use our app and talking pens to discover stories from Gloucester’s past. Raikes, Whitfield,…

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St Mary Magdalene’s Chapel

Hillfield Gardens, London Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3LD

The Friends of Hillfield Gardens will open the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, the remains of a 12th entire leper chapel. It contains a stone…

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St Michael’s Tower

The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

St Michael's Bell Tower, now the admin centre of Gloucester Civic Trust, dates back to 1465. It has interesting heritage displays on the history…

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St Nicholas’s Church

Lower Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

Walton tomb, leaning tower, sanctuary knocker, squints, coat of arms. The church will host musical events. (See Music pages)

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St Peter’s Catholic Church

London Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3EX

The church has an exquisitely carved triptych dating from 1856. The organ was erected in 1937 and completely restored by Nicholsons of Malvern.…

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SULA Lightship

Llanthony Wharf, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2ES

Booking essential (maximum numbers 4 per group) LV14 Sula is a privately owned Historic Light vessel, located in Gloucester Harbour. Constructed…

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That’s Entertainment Walk

The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

A walk down Westgate St to see buildings, including the locations of former cinemas and theatres where Gloucester citizens indulged in their…

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The Dick Whittington, (St Nicholas House)

Dick Whittington, 100 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PE

Once a town house of the Whittington family. View the elaborate Elizabethan wall painting on the first floor.

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The Fleece Undercroft (Monks Retreat)

Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NW

Known locally as the "Monk's Retreat” it was a lively and much loved bar when the Fleece was last open. Guided tours throughout the day. Note:…

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The Folk of Gloucester

99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

The Folk of Gloucester is a community heritage centre with exhibition and event spaces and is housed in some of the oldest buildings in the City…

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The Jonathan Hope Organ Recital

St John's Northgate Church, Northgate Street , Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2AN

Jonathan Hope, Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral, returns to give a recital of music on the excellent organ of St John's. The…

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The New Antiques Centre

26 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NG

Built in 1560, it was once the hall of the Grocers' Guild, the mansion house of a Mayor of Gloucester and, in the 19th century, a lodging for…

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The Story of Gloucester Pubs (walk)

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD

A tour of some of the fine historic pubs in the City centre. The walk lasts about 1 hour.

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Tommi Nielsen’s Dry Docks

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

See the original graving (dry) docks now used by Tommy Nielsen’s traditional shipbuilding and rigging company. This is one of the few remaining…

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Town Crier of Gloucester

Gloucester City Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA

Come and hear the world’s loudest town crier, Alan Myatt, promoting the Heritage Open Days. Alan has been a crier for over twenty years, and at…

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Ukelele Band

Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

A lively performance to make you smile..

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Upstairs, Downstairs Antiques

2 Severn Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LE

The building is over 200 years old. Dating back to 1815 and was originally used for the manufacture of rope and sails for the tall ships and…

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William Marshall

The Ed Shed, The Folk of Gloucester, Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2PG

William Marshall was described by the then Archbishop of Canterbury as the greatest knight who ever lived. He was certainly a remarkable warrior,…

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Ypotryll

St Mary De Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DR

Ypotryll's three members present medieval music - son and instrumental, dating from around the 13th and 15th centuries

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Hartpury Heritage Trust Presents Historic Hartpury.

Hartpury Church and Orchard Centre, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3DB

Discover the fascinating history of Hartpury and its connection with Gloucester Abbey. Hear the story of the Dominican nuns fleeing from France…

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What’s in a Bespoke Brew

Church Farm, Littledean, Gloucestershire, GL14 3NL

The Bespoke Brewing Company has come home to Church Farm in a specially built brewery unit, having moved from the Mitcheldean site where Wintle's …

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The Forest Bakehouse: Baking with Heritage Grains Open Day

Unit 7, Longhope Industrial Estate, Church Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0LB

We are presently working towards forming relationships with local farmers who are keen to grow wheat for local milling and baking. During our Open…

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Tour of Lydney Docks

Lydney Docks and Yacht Club, Harbour Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4ER

Discover the rich history of the site from Roman times, through the industrial revolution to the present day where further work is in progress.…

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Tour of Walmore Common North SSSI

Walmore Common SSSI, Lower Ley, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, GL2 8JX

Colin Evers will conduct a tour of the north common which an extensive area which is a part of the ecology of the whole Severn Valley attracting…

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Walk through time at Mitcheldean

Mitcheldean Community Library, High Street, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0HN

Mitcheldean was a typical gathering place for a very rural area until British Acoustic Films made their centre there, later changing to Rank…

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leave / stay / arrive

Three Storeys , Old Bristol Road , Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0JE

There is a brief moment in time when a building, undergoing works, is truly raw. The process of deconstructing, though messy and chaotic, reveals…

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Nailsworth Quaker Meeting House

1 Quaker Close, Chestnut Hill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0RA

17th century Quaker meeting house, built in Cotswold style. Historical Graffiti. Guide and information available. Display of archived Quaker books…

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Newent Market House Open Days

Market House, Market Square, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1PS

The Market House was built in 1668 as a butter market when Newent was a bustling agricultural centre. The building served the various fairs and…

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Severn Cider: Taste the products created here in a traditional cider house.

The Old Vicarage, Awre, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EL

This is a family business that has been producing award-winning quality products using locally sourced fruit to create cider and perry at the rear…

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Visit the grounds of Oaklands Park

Biodynamic Agricultural Assn, Oaklands Park, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EF

Welcome to our tour of the Victorian walled garden of the magnificent Oaklands Park estate. In the 3 acre garden. Biodynamic vegetables, fruit,…

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Brandy Bottom Colliery

Avon cycle path 410 near intersection with Coxgrove Hill, Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire

The Bristol Coalfield operated for over 500 years supplying coal to sustain both the industrial and domestic needs of Bristol and Bath. The coming…

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Dean Heritage Centre and Foresters’ Forest Celebration

Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

The Dean Heritage Centre was originally set up by a group of volunteers in 1982 in a derelict mill in the Soudley Valley. The site itself is set…

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Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Park, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TS

Woodchester Mansion is a house like no other. Built entirely out of local limestone for the wealthy Roman Catholic convert William Leigh between…

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St Mary of the Angels, Brownshill

St. Marys, St. Mary's Way, Brownshill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8SW

Brownshill owes its origins to the healing impulse of two brave and determined women: Bertha Kessler and Katherine Hudson, who had been members of…

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St Mary’s Mill, Chalford

St Mary's Mill, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8PX

St Mary’s Mill was rebuilt 200 years ago as an imposing cloth mill. One of the original waterwheels survives. We demonstrate a Tangye horizontal…

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Three Storeys open day

Three Storeys, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 0JE

A self guided tour of the building with stewards available to answer any questions. The opportunity to view our studio spaces, gallery and…

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John Moore Museum

The John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5SN

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The museum was…

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Knitted Monks at Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey, Abbey Office, Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RZ

In 2021 the Abbey will be celebrating the 900th Anniversary of its consecration and several years ago the Vicar, The Reverend Canon Paul Williams,…

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Regenerate the High Street

American Gardens, Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5AL

The American Gardens (behind the Town Hall) in Tewkesbury will host Regenerate the High Street, a special event that will share plans to…

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A Really Fishy Evening

Severn& Wye Smokery, Chaxhill, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1QW

Richard has promised an evening of discovery while testing your own knowledge of fish of all sorts, through the processes employed in this modern…

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Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, Separate Bell Tower

Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, The Village, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PA

Believed to have been built as a Peel Tower to which the Lady Chapel was added at a later date, from 1779 being extended upwards and comprising…

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Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, Westbury on Severn

Church of SS Mary, Peter and Paul, The Village, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PA

Originally, there was a Saxon Church in the area and the current building developed into a Minster Church for a large area. Until the reformation…

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Churchyard visit and walk to the Garden Cliff on the River Severn

The Village, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PA

There are between 60 and 70 listed monuments in this closed churchyard with examples of Chest tombs, Tea Caddy tombs, Sarcophagus tombs and many…

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Oldwood Pits Coal Mine Open Day

Oldwood Pits, Tanhouse Lane, Rangeworthy, Yate, Gloucestershire, BS37 7PZ

Coal mine and associated workings, mine office, mining artefacts and displays. Also pit shaft and drift mine entrance (both of these as part of…

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Wells Museum

, Somerset

The food history of Wells - images and stories of the markets and inns in the city.

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American Museum & Gardens

American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BD

Come join us for a fun day out for the whole family at the only museum of Americana outside of the United States, the American Museum & Gardens…

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Archaeology Centre - Culverhay

Culverhay Leisure Centre Site, Rush Hill, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2QL

Explore archaeological finds from from Keynsham and Bath including objects from the Roman and medieval periods. See Roman mosaics and medieval…

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Bath Jewish Burial Ground

Greendown Place, Bradford Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5DD

The Jewish community in Bath leased the piece of land in Combe Down, Bath in 1812 from Henry Moore, a quarry-man. The first burial is dated 1812. …

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Bath Royal LSI celebration of Edible England

Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HN

Bath Royal LSI will be celebrating the edible England event with a Bluestocking Salon, celebrating these prototype feminists and asking attendees…

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Cleveland Pools event at Kensington Meadows

Kensington Meadows, Meadows Lane, Bath, Somerset, BA16FB

Join us for the launch of our new heritage trail and our Family Fun Activity Day! Our Family Fun Activity Day in partnership with Bathscape will…

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CWGC Tours: War Graves at Bath Haycombe Cemetery

Haycombe Cemetery & Crematorium, 209 Whiteway Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2RQ

Bath Haycombe Cemetery contains 290 burials of the Second World War, most of them in the war graves plot. The plot was used by the Royal Air…

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Entertaining Georgians

Bath Record Office: Archives & Local Studies, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5AW

In small groups we will introduce you to some of the delicious archive material in the collections: from Georgian recipes and dietary guides to…

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Eyre Chantry Chapel

Perrymead Cemetery, Popes Walk, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AZ

Remarkable mid 19th century Gothic revival Grade 11 * Catholic Chapel, built for John Eyre whose son was the first Roman Catholic Bishop of…

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Local History Centre - Lansdown

Lansdown Playing Fields North, Lansdown, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BS

The Local History Store houses objects from the Spa's past. See furniture by local craftsmen and objects once used in the busy spa buildings.

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Nexus Methodist Church

Nelson Place East, London Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5DA

We are not able to open the church building this year but you are welcome to visit our garden where there will be activities where you can find…

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Prior Park Landscape Garden

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH

As well as the bridge, there's lots to discover including winding paths leading to hidden retreats, dramatic views and informal play areas. This…

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Stone carving and family fun

Bath Abbey, 8 Kingston Buildings, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LT

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the craft of stone carving and how Bath Abbey is full of remarkable examples, much of which…

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Sydney Gardens Heritage Open Day

Sydney Gardens, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6NT

Join us anytime between 12 noon and 4pm in Sydney Gardens Bath. Find out about the park restoration project that has been taking place since 2019.…

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Christ Church Unitarian Chapel, Bridgwater

Christ Church Unitarian Chapel, Dampiet Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3LZ

This may be the last opportunist to see a charming and unique Flemish bond bricked chapel frozen in time as a living museum with many of the…

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Halswell House and Park, The Temple of Harmony and Mill Wood

Halswell House, Halswell Park, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DH

Halswell House is situated in Goathurst near Bridgwater. Recorded in history since the Domesday Book, the house consists of a medieval manor house…

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St Edward, King and Martyr Church, Goathurst

St Edward, King and Martyr Church, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DE

As part of the Goathurst Heritage Trail, enjoy a guided tour of the many tombs and monuments within the church, including the Halswell tomb…

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Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum Steam Up

Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0LS

The use of steam power on the Somerset Levels for land drainage began at Westonzoyland in 1830, when the first of eight pumping stations was built…

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Chard Remembers: Food as History

Godworthy House, High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QB

In 2003 Chard Museum through an Awards for All lottery grant created a project under the banner of ‘Chard Remembers’ called Food as History.…

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Chard Remembers: World War 2 Cooking Challenge

Godworthy House, High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QB

On September 3rd, 1939 Great Britain and France declared war on Germany after they invaded Poland near Gdansk. From its earliest months, the war…

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Chard Reservoir Heritage and Conservation

1-2 Howards Row, Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1PH

Members of the public can come and have a chance to learn more about the reservoir's history, and the work that has been done to restore parts of…

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The Guildhall Open Days

Chard Town Council, The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1PP

The event will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September 2021. There will be access to the hidden parts of the Guildhall…

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“Food, Glorious Food”

Crewkerne Heritage Centre, Market Square, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7LP

Did you know there was a dairy in Crewkerne? Once there was a brewery supplying the pubs. Grocers, butchers, bakers, fruit and fish shops,…

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Open Day St Nicholas’ Priory, Barlynch

St. Nicholas Priory, Barlynch, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9LH

St Nicholas' Priory at Barlynch lies in a remote and beautiful wooded valley beside the River Exe, some 1.5kms north-east of Dulverton. It was a…

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Unlocking Our Sound Heritage: A Sound Walk Around Dulverton

Exmoor Lawns, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL

Inspired by the Exmoor Oral History Archive, Chris Jelley has put together fascinating snippets about Dulverton life from before the First World…

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All Saints’ Church, Langport: An open book to be read

All Saints' Church, The Hill, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9QF

In most towns the church is one of the oldest and, through the ages and the inhabitants, the most influential buildings. All Saints' Church in…

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The stamp of Tudors, Roundheads & Victorians on All Saints’ Church, Langport

All Saints' Church, The Hill, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9QF

In most towns the church is one of the oldest and, through the ages and the inhabitants, the most influential buildings. All Saints' Church in…

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Cowbridge Sawmill Open Days

Hillview, Cowbridge, Timberscombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TD

This lovingly restored site is a great example of the community working together to help bring Exmoor’s exciting history back to life. This is a…

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North Hill on the Radar

North Hill Tank Training Ground, Hill Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5LB

In World War II, North Hill was closed to civilians and brought under military control. It became one of country's five new tank training ranges…

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White Rock Cottage and Ashcombe Gardens, Exmoor

Ashcombe carpark, Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7SH

White Rock Cottage and Ashcombe Gardens lie at the heart of a 16,000 acre Georgian estate high on Exmoor. The estate was created from uninhabited…

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Gordano - Black Nore Lighthouse

1 Black Nore Point, Portishead, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 8GB

Viewing the exterior of the Lighthouse is possible year round from the adjacent public footpath. Park benches and an open grass area allow for the…

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Storyboat 700+

St Peter's Church, Church Road North and Church Road South, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 6PS

Visitors to St Peter's Church in Portishead can enjoy a community heritage project celebrating the 700th anniversary of the church and the local…

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Downside Abbey

Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4RH

Described as the finest example of neo-gothic architecture in Britain, the abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks who have been here…

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St John the Evangelist Church Taunton

St John the Evangelist Church, St John's Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AZ

Friday 12.30 – 13.30 : free lunchtime concert. Saturday 10.30 : Visit from Dr Robert Dunning from Somerset Records Centre. Second hand…

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Wellington Monument

Monument View, Monument Farm, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9PA

Wellington is finally ready to be open to the public, and for the Heritage Open Days we will be opening the doors to anyone at no charge. Talk to…

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Bishops Palace

Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD

A special tour looking at feasts in the great hall, Bishop Ken’s table, community garden and allotments. And learn about the trout canal and…

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St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells

St. Cuthberts Church, St. Cuthbert Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2AW

From 2.00 until 5.00 on Sunday 12th September, the church will welcome visitors. There will be friendly welcomers to show you the glories of this…

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Vicars Hall at Wells Cathedral

Vicars Close, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UH

The Vicars Choral are the singing men of the Cathedral Choir. The medieval street of Vicars Close was designed to house them and Vicars Hall was…

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Vicars Hall at Wells Cathedral

Vicars Close, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UH

See inside 14th century Vicars Hall and follow the Vicars' footsteps across Chain Bridge and down the Chapter House steps. Talks from Cathedral…

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All Saints Church

All Saints Church, All Saints Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2NL

Grade 2* listed building open for viewing. Designed by Royal Academician George Bodley in 1898, the south aisle was added by his pupil, Francis…

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Blakehay Theatre

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1JZ

The Blakehay Theatre has a 207 seating capacity and was converted from an early Victorian Baptist church in the 1980s. The Theatre was extensively…

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From the Mud: Tales of Weston

The Stable, 3-6 Wadham Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1JY

Join the From the Mud cast at The Stable Cafe on the 12th of September as they explore what makes up the beautiful heritage of Weston: our food,…

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Grove House/Mayor’s Parlour in Grove Park

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2QJ

Take an online tour of Grove House during Heritage Open Days. In 1810 the Rev Wadham Piggott, whose family had owned the manor of Weston since…

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Grove Park and the Climate Crisis, Then, Now and Next

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2QJ

Made by a local film maker, this film shows the spirit of a group of local volunteers who believe that in order to combat the increasing Climate…

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Grow Feral, Taste Feral

Clark's Field Allotments, Rector's Way, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 3NR

Edible England gains a whole new dimension at Osprey Community Allotment where volunteers have been busy all year establishing the site using…

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Hero & Leander

Grove Park, Upper Church Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2AE

A story of bad rulers, worse weather, and how we keep going when everything is flipping terrible. Two towns, one rich and one poor, stand…

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Love the Outdoors - Ellenborough Park West

Ellenborough Park West, North Somerset , Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1XW

Love The Outdoors is all about launching this beautiful area into the community. Having been closed to the public for many years we are now able…

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St Paul’s Church WsM Heritage Open Day

St. Pauls Church Office, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1EF

Visit our large Edwardian Church built in 1912, which was rebuilt in the late 1950's following extensive bomb during the Second World War. View…

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The Old Thatched Cottage

The Old Thatched Cottage Restaurant, 14 Knightstone Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2AN

Step into the private dining room and discover a treasure trove of historical photos and information dating back to the 18th Century. Plus, find…

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Victorian neo-gothic Cemetery Chapel

Lower Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2TN

Designed in 1856 by Mr Charles Davies, the Milton Road Cemetery was designed as a Victorian Garden Cemetery, with an arboretum of native and…

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Weston Museum

Weston Museum, Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1PR

Get a guided tour from our historical characters as they bring the museum exhibitions to life

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Whirligig! Festival

The Italian Gardens, 8-10 South Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 IJN

Nestled amongst a fiesta of fantastic outdoor arts events, Artizani’s BEES is a multi-sensory installation with an unusual but tantalising nod…

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Dawe’s Twineworks

94A High Street, West Coker, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9AU

In past times, most people in west Dorset and south Somerset were exploiting the local geology and growing, harvesting, processing or spinning…

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South Somerset Heritage Collection

South Somerset District Council Transport Workshop, 7 Artillery Road, Lufton Trading Estate, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8RP

We look forward to having timed, bookable guided tours which people can enjoy, learning about the products made by St. Ivel, Yeovil in the South…

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Brookwood Cemetery

Glades House, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0BL

Brookwood Cemetery is a beautiful 220 acre, Grade I listed site in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, located in the heart of Surrey…

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Biddesden House

Biddesden House, Biddesden, Andover, Wiltshire, SP11 9DN

Biddesden House was built by General Webb in 1711. The current family have lived in the house since 1930. The interiors have not been changed…

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Avebury

Avebury National Trust Car Park, 1 Beckhampton Road, Avebury, Wiltshire, SN8 1QT

Recognised as a World Heritage Site for its outstanding Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, Avebury is full of traces of our ancient past. The…

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Lockup on the Town Bridge Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Town Bridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1BY

The iconic Lock Up on Bradford on Avon's Town Bridge is certainly one of the most photographed places in Bradford on Avon. The bridge was…

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Visit Freemasons Lodge and Wallington Hall

Wallington Hall, Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1LN

The Freemasons have been active in Bradford on Avon since 1869 when 100s of local men have enjoyed its ceremonies and membership activities. The…

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Kilvert’s World Curator Tour

Chippenham Museum, 9-10 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HF

Enjoy Chippenham Museum's exhibition on local Victorian diarist Rev. Francis Kilvert, featuring two of the original diaries on loan from The…

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Kilvert’s Langley Burrell

The Common, Langley Burrell, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4LQ

Part of Chippenham Museum’s Victorian Summer, celebrating the area's connection to the Rev. Francis Kilvert, whose diaries are still read around…

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St Andrew’s Church, Castle Combe

St Andrew's Church, Market Place, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7HT

St Andrew's is a large, Grade 1 listed, 'wool' church. Work on the church tower started in 1434 with funds from wealthy local wool merchants and…

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Devizes Heritage Town Trail Digital version

Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS

By visiting the Town Trail online, you get to see short videos of some of the key heritage buildings in Devizes. If you are not able to visit us…

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Devizes Town Lock-up

Devizes Town Council, Town Hall, St. Johns Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1BN

This is a rare opportunity to descend beneath the Town Hall into the Lock up and imagine what it would be like to spend the night there. Local…

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St Mary’s Church, Devizes

Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1DS

St. Mary’s was the original church in Devizes. The present building, started by Bishop Roger of Salisbury in 1143, replaced an earlier simpler…

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The Masonic Hall

Morris Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NU

John Pearse, a Borough MP and Army Contractor, had the Hall built in 1819 and this served as a girls’ school for a number of years. In 1881…

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The Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS

St. John's Church was built in the early 12th Century by the Bishops of Salisbury. It was initially the church for the Castle, its governor and…

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The Town Lockup

Devizes Town Council, Town Hall, St. Johns Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1BN

Visit the town lockup with historian John Girvan. A deep underground cell chamber first referred to in 1556 as a blind house and incorporated into…

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CWGC Tour: War Graves at Durrington Cemetery

Durrington Cemetery, Netheravon Road, Durrington, Wiltshire

Durrington Cemetery contains burials of both wars. The 204 First World War burials were mostly from nearby Larkhill Camp. Many of the graves are…

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Ratcliffe & Son

Ratcliffe & Son, Westport Iron Works, Foundry Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0AW

Established by Edwin Ratcliffe as a foundry in 1870, Ratcliffe & Son is still run by his family. Join us on Sunday 19th September to learn about…

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The Julia and Hans Rausing Building, Oxford Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

12B Oxford Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9AX

We shall be open from 11am to 3pm on Sunday September 19th. Entry is free. Entry via the front door by the Melissa Cole Sculpture. Exit via the…

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Crofton Beam Engines In Person

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW

Take a step back in time at Crofton Pumping Station for FREE and explore this hidden gem in Wiltshire's history. Built between 1807 and 1809, the…

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Crofton Beam Engines Virtual Open Day 2021

Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW

Details of our Zoom virtual day will be available on our website for Heritage Open Days. As part of our Heritage Open Days offer, we have created…

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Phillips House - In the Archives (VIDEO tours)

Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5HH

Archaeology - it produces a lot of 'stuff'! One of the questions we are always asked is, 'what happens to all that stuff?' Now you can go on a…

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St John the Baptist, Allington

St John the Baptist, Allington, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0DB

St John the Baptist's church at Allington is a redundant church in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches. The earliest parts of the…

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A day in the life of the Carriage Works

7 Carriage Works, London Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5FB

A tour of the Workshed at the Carriage Works. Including information about the history of the site and it's place as part of the Great Western…

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Central Community Centre Heritage Festival

Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BG

This Grade II listed building and former hospital is now a thriving community centre at the heart of the Railway Village. Join us at the Community…

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Cultural Heritage Institute Swindon - Food History, Heritage and Future

Royal Agricultural University Cultural Heritage Institute, Unit 11, Carriage Works, London Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5FB

Take a look inside the former Carriage Works of the Great Western Railway and see how this redundant 145 year old industrial building was remade…

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Guided Tour of the Prospect Place Conservation Area

Car Park, Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LJ

The area consists of 120 small terraced houses with a school, public house, shop and two chapels. Prospect Place was developed after the arrival…

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Health Hydro, Milton Road

the Health Hydro, Milton Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5JA

The Health Hydro, or Milton Road Baths as it was previously called, was built as a pioneering Victorian health and wellbeing facility with public…

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Lydiard Walled Garden Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park Mansion, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

The Walled garden at Lydiard Park is a stunning example of an 18th Century flower garden which incorporates fruit trees of old fashioned varieties…

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Railway Village Museum and Village Tours

Railway Village Museum, 34 Faringdon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BJ

Our volunteers look forward to welcoming you to this special opening of the Railway Village Museum at 34 Faringdon Road. The cottage was built…

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Self-guided tour of Swindon’s Railway Village

Bakers Arms, 16 Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BN

Built in the 1840s to Isambard Brunel’s design in order to house employees of the Great Western Railway (GWR) Works, Swindon’s Railway Village…

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St Marys Church Lydiard Tregoze Swindon- in conjunction with Swindon Heritage Open Days 2021

St Marys Lydaird Tregoze Church , Church Lane , Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

St Mary's is the site of over 1100 years continual Christian worship physically dating from the 11th/13th century Norman, extended in 14th-16th…

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Swindon Friends Meeting House

Friends Meeting House, 79 Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3JF

Quaker meeting houses are intentionally simply decorated and furnished. Originally the meeting house had a plain wooden floor and benches. This…

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The Baker’s

Bakers Arms, 16 Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BN

Built in 1846, this building was originally owned by the GWR as one of four pubs in the Railway Village. Later it became a bakery. The Baker's…

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The Cricketer’s Arms, Swindon

14 Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BN

The Cricketer's Arms has been closed since October 2015. In November 2019, the Mechanics’ Institution Trust signed a lease for The Cricketer’s…

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The Glue Pot Public House

Glue Pot, 5 Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BP

The Glue Pot was a public house frequented by the GWR carriage workers. They kept their glue brushes soft in glue pots situated in the bar before…

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The Lydiard Park Archives

St Marys Lydaird Tregoze Church , Church Lane, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

The Friends of Lydiard Park is a 60 year old charity that promotes and supports conservation, enhancement and education programmes at the…

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The Parish Church of S. Mark’s, Swindon

S. Mark's Church, Church Place, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5EH

S. Mark's Church and the surrounding churchyard is set between the railway and the GWR park. It is one of the earliest churches designed by Sir…

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The Pattern Store

Pattern Church, Penzance Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7JL

The Grade II Pattern Store has been completely renovated with original historic features restored and the building revitalised to make a home for…

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Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge

Holy Trinity Church, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9AA

Built in 1838 partly as a Garrison Church, now used by various chuches and organisations. Experience the fine reredos and beautiful stained glass…

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St James Church, Trowbridge

St. James Church, Church Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8DU

The church was designated as Grade I listed in 1950 and has survived 2 fires in the late 20th century, and is a fantastic example fo Gothic…

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St Thomas’ Church, Trowbridge

St Thomas' Chruch, 8 York Buildings, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8SF

St Thomas' is an early English style church with striking interior, with listed lamp standards and gate piers - designed and built by William…

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The Blind House, Trowbridge

The Blind House, Wicker Hill, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JS

One of Trowbridge’s most recognisable landmarks, The Blind House was used as a lock-up for ‘overnight guests’ of the law during the 18th and…

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Trowbridge Musuem

Trowbridge Museum, The Shires Shopping Centre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AT

Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire and has played a pivotal role in Edible England throughout history, housing the Bowyers meat factory…

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CWGC Tours: Sutton Veny (St John) Churchyard’s War Graves

St Johns Church, High Street, Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7AP

The 26th Division was concentrated at Sutton Veny in April 1915 and No 1 Australian Command was there from the end of 1916 to October 1919. There…

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