High Peak

Properties and events in High Peak

Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries for last-minute changes.

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The New Antiques Centre

26 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2NG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Believed to be Britain's finest example of a timber framed town house.

"Halifax Town Centre Taster" Walking Tour

Tours start/finish outside DiscoverHalifax/ Halifax BID Centre, 10 The Square, Woolshops, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1RJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Walk with a local guide, pointing out listed buildings such as the Town Hall and Piece Hall and hear interesting details from the Medieval to Victorian eras and into modern times! Learn about the philanthropists and industrialists who shaped Halifax.

160th Anniversary --Treasured Time.

St. Saviour's Church, Church Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 3JR
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the display of photographs showing the history of St. Saviour's Church. The memorial Chapel & beautiful stained glass windows. Join us on Sunday & sing your favourite hymns.

A Day in Paradise

3, 7, 9 Paradise, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9TX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Within the Ramsgate Historic Quarter is the town's oldest street Paradise which was home to retired sea captains in the early 18th century. Some of the houses will be open to the public accompanied by sea shanties and characters in costume.

A new garden at historic Hillside House, Allcroft Road.

Hillside House, 19-28 Allcroft Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5DJ
In person
Pre-booking required

The new garden at Hillside House was created in 2020-21. It was opened to the public for the first time during Heritage Open days 2023. This is an opportunity to see how it has changed. The house itself is not open.

About Your House - discover the families who lived in your house

Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Who lived in your house? Ask our experts how to find out who occupied the premises and when. See the changes caused by the creation of the Inner Distribution Road in Reading. Find out what Broad Street looked like in the past.

All Saints' Church Carshalton

All Saints' Church, High Street, Carshalton, Greater London, SM5 3AG
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church will be open from 1200 to 1700 on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of September with art & photographic exhibitions, guided tours of the church and churchyard, live performances from local young musicians, local craft stalls and teas.

Architectural Heritage Walk of Barton Upon Humber

The Beck, Beck Hill, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 5EY
In person
Pre-booking required

From The Parthenon to Priestgate

Archive Stories with Donna Claypool at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre

17 Oak Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5JD
In person
Pre-booking required

As part of Heritage Open Days 2024, join Donna Claypool for a free talk on the importance of Bolton Museum's extensive pattern book collection and her time at Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

Bampton Open Tower (Devon)

St Michael & All Angels Church, Station Road, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A chance to find out what happens in Bampton's bell tower - tour of the tower, demonstrations, displays and a chance to ring a bell yourself.

Barton Maritime Centre for Excellence at Barton Boat Yard

Barton Boat Yard, Waterside Road, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 5EY
In person
Pre-booking required

Once Brown and Clapson's shipyard in the mid-19th century, the shipyard adjacent to Barton Haven is now dedicated to rebuilding and restoring vintage yachts.

Bawdsey Radar Museum

Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3BA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The first World War 2 operational RADAR station. Visit us to find out more.

Biddulph Grange Garden open gates

Grange Road, Biddulph, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry to Biddulph Grange Garden including access via the Bateman Walk through the historic St Lawrence churchyard and access into the Biddulph Grange Country Park via the Wellingtonia Avenue (subject to staffing levels).

Black & White Buildings of Gloucester

Gloucester Civic Trust, St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Walking tour

Brockworth Court

Brockworth Court, Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 4QU
In person
Pre-booking required

Brockworth Court was initially the residence for the Priors of Llanthony Priory.

Buxton’s Heritage Wheels: Crafting Connections and Celebrating History

The Assembly Room, The Crescent, Devonshire Dome, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

This event, part of BCHT’s Heritage Open Days, features the Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) and embraces the theme of ‘routes, networks & connections’.

Cemetery Road Baptist Church

Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Napier Street (also accessible from Cemetery Road), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this Romanesque style Grade II listed building, erected in 1859, with its baptismal pool and First World War Memorial pulpit. Explore the church's multi-ethnic heritage and continuing life as a congregation from many parts of the world

CEMEX Rugby Cement Plant

Cemex Rugby Cement Plant, New Rugby Works, Lawford Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2RY
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of the CEMEX Rugby cement manufacturing plant, one of the largest in the UK, together with audio visual presentations of the history and development of cement making on this site and in the county of Warwickshire.

Chelmsford City’s Secret Waterways

38 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1BE
In person
Pre-booking required

Learn about the waterways of Chelmsford and their history.

Chelmsford High Street History Walk

225-226 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0LR
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk features locations along the High Street between the stone bridge and the Saracen’s Head, covering the stories and times of the people and buildings between 1860 and 1960.

Christ Church Burbage

Christ Church Burbage, St Johns Rd, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Everyone is welcome to come. The church is open to visitors with historical documents and photos display. There will be a guided tour of the churchyard and local area with reference to notable local people buried here and their Burbage connection.

Church of St. Luke the Evangelist, Brislington: Open church and tower tours

Church Parade, Brislington, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS4 5AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and see our 15th century Grade II* listed church set in the centre of the Brislington Conservation Area. Visit our tower and see the bells in action.

Clogs On Broadway

24 Yorkshire Street, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 9AE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Collection of Bacupian Memories Through Words, Pictures, Sounds, and Artefacts

Cowper Memorial Congregational Church

36 Market Place, 36 Market Place, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2AP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Cowper Memorial Congregational Church, located between Boots and the Coop Supermarket, is locally known by Dereham residents as "The Church in the Marketplace." it commands prominence in the centre of the town.

Cragend Farm Historic Tour

Cragend, Cragend Farm, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7XN
In person
Pre-booking required

Cragend Farm is an award winning unique site: From the Big Bang to the 21st century: enjoy a sensory historical tour, including artefacts and research and experience the unique work of businessman and innovative engineer Lord Armstrong of Cragside.

Crich Railways Walk

Bull Bridge, Bullbridge, Ambergate, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2EW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

This guided walk takes you from near the start of the course of the Butterley Gangroad, one of the earliest railways in the country, along parts of the route, to the quarry that is now home to Crich Tramway Village.

Criterion Blue Town

69 High Street, Blue Town, 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, ME 12 1RW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

We will be hosting behind the scenes tours on the 14th September 11am to 12 and 1 to 2pm these will be conducted by the founder Jenny Hurkett who will talk about how a kitchen showroom became a restored Music Hall and Museum.

Crow Nest Park - Victoria stroll

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A stroll through an inspiring Victorian park with a local artist.

Crow Nest Park - Walled garden tea & entertainment

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG
In person
Book on day

An invitation to join us for tea and entertainment in the walled garden in Crow Nest Park.

Culinary Connections at Willesden Jewish Cemetery

The Lodge, Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road, London, Greater London, NW10 2JE
In person
Pre-booking required

A celebration of culture, history and community, exploring culinary connections through a unique walk and fascinating talks.

Curators Tour of Restless Brilliance: The Story of J.A. Baker and The Peregrine

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join curator Sarah Harvey to explore author JA Baker’s life, writing and love of nature on a tour of the exhibition Restless Brilliance: The Story of J.A. Baker and The Peregrine at Chelmsford Museum.

Dame Goodyvers Daye

Broadgate House, Broadgate, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1FS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Dame Goodyvers Day - A feast day dating back to 15th century. Where we will bring different communities together creatively to remember Coventry Godiva heritage of the past, linking with heroes from different cultures and faiths of Coventry today.

Darlington Library

Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1ND
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided tour of the library including areas not usually open to the public.

Dewsbury Beeline & Memory Lane Tour

Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking required

This tour is based on the Dewsbury Beeline Heritage Trail and also locations featured in the documentary Memory Lane Dewsbury. . Tour By Local historian & documentary film maker Simon Reed

Dorich House Museum (2024)

Dorich House, Kingston Vale, London, Greater London, SW15 3RN
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Dorich House Museum is the 1930s former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare. Visitors can enjoy the house and its collections, which include many of Gordine's works, our garden and studio café.

Dreamland Heritage Trust Local History Fair & Heritage Tours

49-51 Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Dreamland Heritage Trust would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the wonderful history and heritage within Kent at our Local History Day event taking place in Dreamland on Sunday 15th September for Heritage Open Days 2024

Durham School Tour & Durham School Chapel

Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4SZ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Sunday 8 Sept, Durham School will open its doors to the public. The Chapel will be open with volunteers answering questions and playing the organ. There will also be a tour of the school, exploring its 600-year history.

Eastgate Chamber

Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PU
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the remains of Gloucester's Eastgate.

Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel

Elder Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1UR
In person
Pre-booking not required

An unspoilt 17th Century Chapel (the oldest in Derbyshire), featuring original pews, altar and organ. Exceptional stained glass windows, a historical collection of Pearson's Pottery and various artefacts not normally available to see.

Essex Record Office Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6YT
In person
Pre-booking required

The Essex Record Office is the county archive service for Essex and holds primary sources including written archives, maps and drawings, photographs, and recorded sound and video. Find out about the work of the ERO and its collections.

Explore Durham Cathedral Refectory Library

Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3EH
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join our expert staff to explore our library collection housed within the former Medieval Refectory of Durham Cathedral.

Explore the history and development of Baysgarth Park

Baysgarth Park, Caistor Road, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 6AH
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk.

Farfield Mill

Farfield Mill Ltd, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW
Online & In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Farfield Mill a Victorian Woollen Mill, discover the history of wool weaving in Sedbergh. See heritage displays throughout the Mill and access our new digital guide.

Farnborough Hill - Celebrating 135 years in Farnborough

312 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Farnborough Hill, founded in 1889, is a leading Catholic independent day school for girls. Set in a Grade I listed building it is also the former home to the Empress Eugéne, the wife of Napoleon III.

Festival 2024 Big Quilt of Water & Big Quilt of Change and More Care Design Collective Exhibition

The Assembly Room, The Crescent, Devonshire Dome, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

An art exhibition featuring the More Care Design Collective's plaster panels which represent historical animal figures and Ruby Moon's community textile projects, the Quilts of Water & Change, reflecting societal hopes and water's importance.

Free entry to Gilbert White's House & Gardens

High Street, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore Gilbert White's House & Gardens for free!

Galleywood Common Guided Walk

The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk around Galleywood Common where once a racecourse stood.

Galleywood Heritage Centre Archives Talk

The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8TR
In person
Pre-booking required

The talk about Galleywood’s History will include photographs from our archives and cover the racecourse, the two windmills, Napoleonic remains and much more.

Gatton Park

Gatton Park, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Rocky Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TW
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a guided tour of Gatton Park's 'Capability' Brown-designed landscape and Edwardian gardens, including the Japanese Garden which is celebrating 25 years since its restoration.

George Bass - an Australian Adventure

St. Denys Church Room, Market Place, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8SE
In person
Pre-booking required

Come and see the exhibition in Aswarby Church honouring Bass by Australia.

Gloucester City Tour

St Mary de Crypt, Soutgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided walk around the city

Gloucester's Rich Heritage of Music and Poetry

Boots, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Gloucester’s Rich Heritage of Music and Poetry.

Gloucester’s Christian Heritage

St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A walk round the City looking at places where people and events shaped Gloucester's Christian Heritage

Goathurst Heritage Trail - Halswell House, Parkland, Mill Wood and the Temple of Harmony

Halswell House, Halswell Park, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DH
In person
Book on day

View the Halswell House State Rooms. Visit the gardens and parkland. Enjoy the woodlands, ponds and follies. Take part in a Goathurst Heritage Trail.

Grays Almshouse

1 Grays Alms House, East Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3NA
In person
Pre-booking not required

As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Taunton Heritage Trust will be opening Gray's Almshouse and Chapel on Saturday 14th September. 

Guided tour of the Great Hall and grounds at Tyrwhitt Hall

Tyrwhitt Hall, Beck Hill, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 5EY
In person
Pre-booking required

Historian Keith Miller guides this one hour tour of the Great Hall and grounds at Tyrwhitt Hall.

Halifax "Old Borough Magistrates Court and Central Police Station"

The Old Courthouse, Black Wall entrance, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2DL
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on our fascinating new guided tour of Halifax Old Borough Magistrates Court and Central Police Station, a spectacular Victorian building on Harrison Road.

Halifax Heritage Bus Tour

Embark/Disembark the bus at the lay by on Charles Street, Bottom side of Woolshops Car Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1AA.
In person
Pre-booking required

Jump aboard our informative heritage bus ride. See places which you might not know much about or even knew existed! Places with a wealth of history to tell, many with listed building status.

Halifax Town Hall Tour

Entrance to Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on a special guided tour of Halifax Town Hall, of immense architectural significance both inside and out. Voted one of the top ten Town Halls in the country (Architect Today 2008) and described as truly outstanding by Historic England.

Hebble Trail Tour

Starts at Salterhebble Basin, (on the opposite side of the top lock from the Lockkeepers Cottage), Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0QH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on our new guided Hebble Trail walk, starting at Salterhebble Basin following the route of the old Halifax Branch Canal towards Bailey Hall in Halifax Town Centre. Walk the former canal's length as the route climbs 100ft over 1 ½ miles

Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum

Suvla Barracks, Harold Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2QX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum will be open without booking!

Heritage Memory Board

The Meadows Shopping Centre, 42-47 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6FD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Due to the success of last years memory board we are doing it again!

Heritage Tours with Bryan Biggs

The Bluecoat, School Lane, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3BX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Bryan Biggs, our Director of Cultural Legacies, for a tour of our Grade I listed building.

Heritage Walks, with Loughborough Heritage Open Weekend

Loughborough Library, 31 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU
In person
Pre-booking required

Loughborough Heritage Walks commencing from Charnwood Museum Saturday 14th September 10am Suffragette Walk and 2pm Zeppelin Walk Sunday 15th September 10am Art Deco Walk and 2pm Heritage Sites Walk Booking required

Heritage With Water Photograph Competition

12 High Chelmer, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Water and Heritage themed photographic competition display in the High Chelmer Shopping Centre! - Who knows, and maybe yours will be displayed!

Hidden Motcombe

36 High Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the history of Eastbourne's Old Town and explore rarely opened sites!

Historic guided ghost tour of Barton with SB Players

Baysgarth Park, Caistor Road, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 6AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Journey back in time to explore Barton Upon Humber in years gone by.

Hockley Water Mill

3 Hockley Mill, Church Lane, Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hockley Watermill, Church Lane, Twyford, Hampshire, SO21 1NT Open 11 to 4 Sunday 8 September Guided tours by members of the Hampshire Mills Group of an unusual watermill which was originally part of Hockley Farm

Holy Innocents' Church, Adisham

Holy Innocents' Church, Pond Hill, Adisham, Kent, CT3 3LH
In person
Pre-booking not required

This Grade 1 listed church was founded c. 624. The present building - flint with stone dressings - dates from 1150 to 1350 - and the painted medieval wooden reredos was salvaged from Canterbury Cathedral by Archdeacon Battley, Rector 1684-1700.

Horsepower The King's Royal Hussars Museum

Horsepower, The Museum of the King's Royal Hussars, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free museum entry from 6th-15th September! Come down from 6th-15th September to explore the history of Horsepower at Hampshire's only museum of Cavalry.

Hylands House Open Day

London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hylands House will be open with a theme of Hylands Families

Invitation to Explore the Brunner Guildhall

Brunner Guild Hall, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2AU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Rare chance to see inside the Brunner Guildhall, a cherished Grade II listed building, generously donated to Winsford Town Council in 1897 by Sir John Brunner. Delve into its rich history and uncover hidden treasures at our exclusive open day event.

Jet Age Museum

Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Staverton, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9QL
In person
Pre-booking not required

See jet planes of the past

Katesgrove area 'Bricks, Iron, Sails, Education, Potts & a Meadow' Walkabout (Guided Walk)

Traffic lights at the corner of Pell St and Elgar Rd, opposite to Bally Convenience Store RG1 2NZ, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2NZ
In person
Pre-booking required

NEW Katesgrove ‘Walkabout’ (Guided Walk) Bounded - North by IDR. East by London & Whitley Sts & South Waterloo Rise & to West by River Kennet. Covering its wonderful History, Culture, Heritage, Industry, People, Places, Victorian Brickwork & more!

Kent Museum of Freemasonry, Canterbury

Kent Museum of Freemasonry, St Peter's Place, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DA
In person
Pre-booking required

Since 1933, Canterbury's Museum of Freemasonry has housed an amazing collection of Masonic and non-Masonic artefacts, and over 8,000 books on freemasonry, local history, heraldry and archaeology.

Last orders? Hudds pubs: past, present and future

The County Beerhouse, 4 Princess Street, 55 Plover Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3ZZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover Huddersfield's wonderful and varied pubs, from the deserted and converted to the surviving and thriving.

Leeds Cathedral Guided Tours

Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Leeds Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of St Anne) is a Grade II* Listed Building, completed in 1904. It is one of 22 Catholic cathedrals in England & Wales, and widely recognised as an outstanding example, of Art & Crafts architecture and design.

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore over 200 years of history with free entry on 6 September 2024. Discover winding paths, towering trees, tranquil lakes, enchanting wildlife – including our rare wallabies, captivating sculpture, a new Play Park and a world of fun for all ages.

Lount Colliery Centenary Celebration

New Lount Nature Reserve, Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8JH
In person
Pre-booking not required

2024 marks one hundred years since the first shaft was sunk at Lount Colliery in the village of Newbold Coleorton, Leicestershire. Explore the history of the mine and meet characters from the 1920s who shaped our community.

Maldon & Heybridge Heritage Harbour in association with Maldon Little Ships Club - Barges, youth and film

Maldon Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Three talks - Maldon Barges - past and present; Meet our future with youngsters from Topsail Charters; Film "Wind, Tide and Oar" as well as "Hoist a sail" on the quayside for youngsters to get some hands on fun

Marconi History Walk

Railway Station, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1HT
In person
Pre-booking required

Learn all about Marconi and its relationship with Chelmsford on this walk.

Mercers’ Hall (Masonic Lodge)

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Historic building

Mirfield Masonic Lodge 1102

Masonic Lodge, 14 King Street, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 8AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A unique opportunity to have a look around Mirfield Masonic Lodge, formed in 1866 and steeped in history. You will be able to have a look around, and see the temple, the past master's room, with the roll of honour of all the past Masters!

Mr Marconi and the Birth of Wireless 1890-1922 Talk

Patch, 5-6 Grays Yard, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6QR
In person
Pre-booking required

Alan Pamphilon takes us back to the early days of Wireless. This true story centres completely around one man from Italy, Senior Guglielmo Marconi.

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall.

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall (Main A38), Twigworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9PG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Wallsworth Hall has a curiously obscure history.

NEW 2024 Immersive Soundscape

Medieval Library, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit the Medieval Library at the Cathedral

NEW 2024 Roberts Limbricks Architects

Carriage Building, Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Carriage Building in the centre of Gloucester.

New Hall, Essex’s Unknown Royal Palace Talk

6 Grays Brewery Yard, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6QR
In person
Pre-booking required

Find out about New Hall, Henry VIII's Beaulieu Palace.

New Wave Forum Film Makers' Party

Market Place, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3PB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Ten short films made by people aged 18-25 years old have been selected by a youth panel to be shown on our big screen in a glorious one-off film event that is free to all to come and enjoy.

Newton St Cyres Church & Tower Guided Tours, Devon

Newton St Cyres Church, Church Lane, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5BH
In person
Pre-booking required

Our History Group will take you on guided tours of this Grade I Listed church, from the earliest history (12th century) and, for some, a climb up the 80 steps of the Bell Tower to the roof!

Next stop Morecambe

29 Royalty Mall, Arndale Centre, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5DH
In person
Book on day

Morecambe’s Railway Heritage

Norwood Park

Norwood Hall, Halam Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PF
In person
Pre-booking required

The Gardens of Norwood will be open for to explore all aspects of the Estate from the Woodland Walk to the Apple Orchards. From kids crafts and activities to talks from our very own Sir John and Head Gardener Alex. Norwood is the perfect day out!

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room, Valley Gardens, Royal Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Old Magnesia Well Pump Room is a listed building designed by architect John Stead in 1858, to serve magnesia water to Harrogate Spa visitors. Inside is a working recreation of the pump and an exhibition of the history of the gardens

Parliament Rooms

Gloucester Cathedral, College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

A unique chance to visit these three historic rooms in Church House, which was the old Deanery for Gloucester Cathedral.

Porridge Revisited Talk

Patch, Grays Yard, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6QR
In person
Pre-booking required

Ex Prison Governor Lindsay Whitehouse, presents this talk all about the TV series Porridge. The film was filmed at HMP Chelmsford

Portland House

24 Belle Vue Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8RZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Portland House, not normally open to the public, offers a rare opportunity to see inside a very special 1930s house. It has original 1930s features, is beautifully furnished and sits in stunning grounds with far reaching sea views.

Pub Heritage Walk: Kelham Island, Sheffield

Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA
In person
Pre-booking required

A walking tour in Kelham Island, Sheffield encompassing both aspects of the industrial heritage of the area and of the ‘Beer Capital’ status owned by the City of Sheffield.

Raveningham Hall & Gardens

Raveningham Hall, Raveningham, Raveningham Farms, Estate Office, Raveningham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6NS
In person
Pre-booking required

A short tour of the public rooms at Raveningham Hall, given by the owner Sir Nicholas Bacon.

Remarkable Journeys

St Chad's Church, Greengate St, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take tours of the church, self guided or led by one of the volunteer guides. Watch video presentation. Discover the journeys associated with St Chad's. Craft activities and quizzes.

Renewable Energy Exhibited

Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4RJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The Mills Archive Trust, an award-winning archive and charity situated in Watlington House, will be open on 6th September from 10am-4pm, and 7th September from 11am-2pm for an exhibition on the history and development of renewable energy.

Researching Heptonstall's Past in 100 Objects

Old Grammar School, Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7PL
In person
Pre-booking not required

History buff, family tree enthusiast, or just curious about the stories hidden in Heptonstall's cobbled streets? The Friends of Heptonstall Museum have something that’s right up your alley. Join us to help explore the past.

Robert Raikes Guided Walk

St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn more about Robert Raikes.

Roberttown Community Centre

Church Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 7LS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Roberttown Community Centre Church Road, Roberttown, WF15 7LS Past Present & Future open day 7th September 2024 11 - 2pm Free Entry - Drinks and snacks available.

Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre

Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre, Swallow Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1 RB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Volunteer Day – find out about volunteering with school groups and talk to members of the learning team at the Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre.

Roman Baths Local History Store - Lansdown

Located near Lansdown Park and Ride - BA1 9BJ, precise location and directions will be provided with your booking confirmation., Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore weird and wonderful objects from Victorian spa equipment to Georgian furniture. Join a treat of a tour at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Booking essential - [email protected]

Royal Artillery Museum Stores at Wood Road Hangars

Hangar 455, Wood Road, Larkhill, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8QH
In person
Pre-booking required

The oldest surviving aircraft hangars in Europe now house part of the Royal Artillery Museum's amazing collection. See behind the scenes in our stores, rare historic field guns and find out about the birthplace of British military aviation.

Royal Gloucester

St Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Gloucester's Royal connections

Royal Halifax Infirmary

Former Royal Halifax Infirmary (entrance), Free School Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2YF
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on a special guided walking tour of Royal Halifax Infirmary to hear all about how it was established and stories of those who worked, contributed to or experienced hospital life here.

Saint Giles Church Reading

S Giles Church, Southampton Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2QP
In person
Pre-booking not required

View one of the three medieval churches in Reading. Open 10 am - 4pm on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th September

Second-hand Heritage Open Day

Middleton, Tamworth, Warwickshire, B78 2AE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Heritage, built to last. At Middleton Hall and Gardens, environmental sustainability and restoring cultural heritage are things embedded into our restoration history. Join our volunteers for a second-hand heritage day !

SHOP Preston x New Wave 2024

3 Syke Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3XA
In person
Pre-booking not required

SHOP Preston to host open day at No. 3 Syke Street. No. 3 is a community space and studio, we will be displaying a mixture of work including: archival material, building history, workshops and art events delivered from our New Wave 24 collaboration!

Spring Hill College @ Moseley School and Sixth Form

Spring Hill College, Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 9UU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Spring Hill College originally opened in 1857 as a training centre for Congregational ministers. It later became a Hydropathic baths and botanical gardens, then Moseley Barracks in 1914 and school in 1923. Tour includes Tower trips.

Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure Tours

North-east of Chelmer Village Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5AR
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit the Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure site and hear about the history and the excavations that have been carried out.

St Columba's York URC

Priory Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6EX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this magnificent church, built to hold 700 people in the late 1800s. The three stained glass windows overlooking the balcony and the 1908 Lewis Organ are only two of its notable features. There is a short "treasure hunt" for children.

St James with St Thomas Church. Poolstock. Wigan. Greater Manchester.

St. James Centre, Church Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 5DZ
In person
Book on day

Climb the tower steps and enjoy a Bell ringing experience. See the experts at work and maybe have a go yourself. Visit our beautiful church and enjoy a free tour. Faith cafe open on a pay as you feel basis.

St Johns Moulsham Street Open Day

Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for displays of the history of the church building, of the organ, a display about the Mildmay Almshouses and a display about our Eco Journey

St Laurence and The Ark, Alvechurch

St. Laurence Church, The Ark, School Lane, Alvechurch, Birmingham, Worcestershire, B48 7SB
In person
Pre-booking not required

We welcome you to our Grade II listed church, designed in part by William Butterfield, within one of Worcestershire's largest enclosed churchyards. Activities and entertainment from 1000-1600, tours/self-guided tours of our church and churchyard.

St Mary the Virgin, Astley Church

1 Post Office Row, Castle Drive, Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Astley Church is a fascinating medieval gem and a Grade I listed building. It holds many historic treasures, including post-reformation wall paintings, medieval misericords and alabaster figures of The Grey family (Lady Jane Grey).

St Mary's Church, Horsell, Woking

St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Horsell, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4QQ
In person
Pre-booking required

We are open from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday 14th September. Refreshments will be served from 10:30 to 15:30 (we are famous for our cakes)! Craft activities for younger children will be available . A visitors guide will be available.

St Marys Church Prittlewell

St. Mary's Church, East Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

For more than a thousand years there has been a church on the site of Saint Mary’s, Prittlewell. The church and tower will be open - climb the tower and see amazing views - otherwise enjoy the beauty of our church from the ground floor!

St. Mary's Parish Church. West Horsley. Surrey: A Pilgrimage through the Centuries...

St. Mary's Parish Church, Epsom Road, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6AP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our village church was built in 1030 AD. Come and explore the eventful journey.

St. Patrick's Church

Park Place, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 5RA
In person
Pre-booking not required

In Toxteth , at the Mother Church for South Liverpool's Catholics, you can see " One of the finest altar pieces in the United Kingdom "- "The Crucifixion " by Niciase de Keyser of Antwerp c 1834.

Steamship Shieldhall - visit a flagship of the National Historic Fleet!

Berth 110, Western Docks, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join the volunteers on Steamship Shieldhall, and visit the Engine and Boiler Rooms and Bridge on board a flagship of the National Historic Fleet! Located in the heart of Southampton's working docks, there's lots to see and do!

SULA Lightship

Llanthony Wharf, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 5JQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit to a lightship

Swindon's Railway Village

Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Emlyn Square is at the heart of Swindon's historic Railway Village; It's set to come alive with exclusive tours, exhibitions, talks, family games and activities - FREE fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Tewkesbury, Toll Routes, Two Rivers Connecting History

64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Tewkesbury is a historic hub of trade on two rivers Avon and Severn. Ancient Toll routes meet here, creating communication and community. Our museum now has a new roof, access to new displays and artefacts telling the stories of Tewkesbury.

That's Entertainment

St. Michael's Tower, The Cross, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Sites of former cinemas and theatres

The Captain Swing Riots of 1830 - Communities Explore Their History*

United Reform Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RZ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Hampshire communities involved in the Captain SWING RIOTS of 1830 are exploring the tragic events which culminated in the Grand Assize in the Great Hall, Winchester followed by executions and mass transportations. This event reports latest findings.

The Chelmsford Club - Staplegrove Tours

108 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0RG
In person
Pre-booking required

Staplegrove was built as a 9-bedroom mansion with servant’s quarters, a coach house and stables, in its own estate in the centre of Chelmsford.

The Foord Almshouses

The Office, Foord Almshouses, Priestfields, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us on a guided tour or visit our exhibition during Heritage Open Days to discover the fascinating stories of the Foord Almshouses.

The MERL: Routes, Connections, Networks

6 Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5EX
In person
Pre-booking required

Book into one of these special events for a unique chance to view pop-up displays of items from the University of Reading’s Special Collections and Art Collections, housed at The MERL site and not currently on public display. 

The Old Fire Station Gipton

The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6NL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Heritage Open Day provides an opportunity for the public to come and look at some old artifacts, meet ex fire fighters and take part in some fun activities for all the family.

The Siege of Gloucester 1643

St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1TG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hear the story of the siege in 1643.

The Stonemasons’ Workshop

Gloucester Cathedral, Workshop of St Peter, Pitt Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Workshop of St Peter, Pitt Street GL1 2BH

The Story of Gloucester’s Pubs and Inns

The New Inn, Northgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1SF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A walk around Gloucester's historic pubs and inns.

The Witch Trials Talk

6 Grays Brewery Yard, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6QR
In person
Pre-booking required

In 1566, the first witch trial was held in a secular court in Chelmsford… Join Mike Dodsworth for this talk!

Thomas Plume Library exhibition "Routes, Networks and Connections"

Market Hill, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4PZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Thomas Plume library presents an exhibition of maps, some dating back to the 1500's, on "Routes, Networks and Connections" on Saturday 14 September 2024 10am to 4pm.

Thomas Telford Uncovered

Bear Steps Hall, St. Alkmonds Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UJ
In person
Pre-booking required

The upcoming presentation by Russell Game will explore the life and engineering legacy of Thomas Telford. The discussion will trace Telford's journey from his humble origins in Scotland to the renowned status he achieved as one of the fo

Torr Vale Mill

Torr Vale Mill, Torr Vale Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3HS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Torr Vale Mill is hosting an open weekend as part of Heritage Open Days in September. The event showcases the rich history and heritage of the mill, allowing visitors to explore unseen areas and learn about it's significance in the local community.

Two Millennia of Life, Death and Agriculture in Little Waltham Talk

17 Centenary Way, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6AU
In person
Pre-booking required

Large-scale excavations in Little Waltham parish between the autumn of 2023 and the summer of 2024 have uncovered important new information about the farming communities find out more at this talk!

Victoria Hall - Glossop

Victoria Hall, Talbot Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7DG
In person
Pre-booking preferred

This Iconic Grade II listed building will showcase our plans for the future. Victoria Hall - Glossop, built in 1886/7 was originally used as a reading room, later becoming a public library now a creative community hub .

Victoria Park Area Walkabout Schools, Market, Swimming Pool, Murder, The Pits & Pubs!

Meet outside Oxford Road Community School on Oxford Rd, Nr George St Junction, Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7PJ
In person
Pre-booking required

An easy Guided Walk (Tour) covering a Reading area not well known. Bordered by the Railway to the North, North St., Chatham St., to the East & Oxford Rd to Reading West Bridge. I will cover how it has grown from 12th Century Abbey Lands to now.

Victoria Tower, Castle Hill

Castle Hill Side, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Perched on Castle Hill, Victoria Tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign.

Victory Garden Allotments

Victory Garden Allotments, Park Avenue, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6ER
In person
Pre-booking not required

Allotment site open 8th September 1400 until 1700 for conducted tours and display material. Facilities available - seating, refreshments and toilet.

Weedon Bec Depot Visitors Center

Weedon Depot, Weedon Bec, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 4PS
In person
Pre-booking not required

This year visitors are offered the chance to see how the former Royal Ordnance Depot in Weedon Bec connects to different places and people

West Midlands Police Museum Collections Store Tour

West Midlands Police Museum, The Lock Up, 40 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6BJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A chance to peek at our archives to see the items we don't show the visitors.

Westgate Street and Cathedral Quarter Heritage Walk

Gloucester Civic Trust, St. Michaels Tower, The Cross, Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about Westgate Street and its history.

Wilmslow History Tour

Bank Square, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AN
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover Wilmslow's Hidden History. From Lindow Man to Alan Turing .

Winchester Friends (Quaker) Meeting House

16 Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Exhibition of "Loving Earth Project" Panels of sewn collage celebrating parts of our planet that we value and want to conserve. Visit our lovely Grade II listed Georgian house and peaceful walled garden. Cream teas and refreshments available.

Winchester MG Owners Club classic and sportscar display

The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO238UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A display of classic and sports cars in front of the Great Hall in Winchester

Woolverstone Hall

Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ
In person
Book on day

Built in 1776, and now home to the prestigious Ipswich High School, the magnificent Woolverstone Hall tells its story of being a family home, a World War II military base and a revolutionary boarding school for underprivileged boys in the 1950s

Wotton House

International School, Horton Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3PR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for a journey into the past at Wotton House. The Grade II listed building dating from the early 18th century was built for Thomas Horton.