Heritage Open Days is coming. Lots of places throughout England to visit free - Heritage Open Days 2017 will be 7-10 September
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Heritage Open Days is coming. Lots of places throughout England to visit free - Heritage Open Days 2017 will be 7-10 September

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Found 8th Aug 2017
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

Heritage Open Days 2017 will be 7-10 September

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Great post! Thank you Op
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Damn no bell ringing events near me. I'll just have to keep playing knock down ginger on my neighbours. Will defo go to polesden lacey as that's normally a few quid!
Doesn't seem to be much new this year here but ta anyway
maybe they will add more ?

they do similar ones in Wales and Scotland
cadw.gov.wales/ope…=en

doorsopendays.org.uk/

when they get round to it
There's some great stuff but wouldn't they be better doing it/one during the school holidays?
Roger_Irrelevant36 m ago

There's some great stuff but wouldn't they be better doing it/one during …There's some great stuff but wouldn't they be better doing it/one during the school holidays?



Nah, it's a 'grown up' thing, kids get to do lots of stuff.

Having looked at it, it's definitely not a kids thing.
Edited by: "toomanychoices" 8th Aug 2017
toomanychoices1 h, 21 m ago

Nah, it's a 'grown up' thing, kids get to do lots of stuff.Having looked …Nah, it's a 'grown up' thing, kids get to do lots of stuff.Having looked at it, it's definitely not a kids thing.


My 2 year old loves Steam Engines, though to be fair most of the stuff is churches/libraries and the like.
Nice
Check locally - the main list is produced many months in advance and smaller volunteer groups won't have had time to enter their details

Bradford City Hall is open and free. Its a spectacular building with amazing history - lots of famous Bradfordians in portrait, lots of Heros (NOT superheros - its not Comicon!) - book signing with a local author detailing Bradfords Fire Brigade which was cutting edge in 1850s and based in City Hall so there may be a few surprises, Victorian cafe, police museum with loads of gory stuff and a visit round the cells where Houdini escaped from, the Spinners and Weavers as Bradford was made on wool..... Lots going on. Locally there is City Park and pool where you are encouraged to play in the fountains; the National Science and Media Museum which is also free to visit, plenty of places to eat, sit and park. Pack a picnic and its all FREE!
Take a punt and get down
Not much this year, mostly churches which allow free entry anyway. Very little in London. Still heated.
might be some deals running up to Christmas
Nice find, heat given. Thank you
Boynamedsue3 h, 27 m ago

Check locally - the main list is produced many months in advance and …Check locally - the main list is produced many months in advance and smaller volunteer groups won't have had time to enter their detailsBradford City Hall is open and free. Its a spectacular building with amazing history - lots of famous Bradfordians in portrait, lots of Heros (NOT superheros - its not Comicon!) - book signing with a local author detailing Bradfords Fire Brigade which was cutting edge in 1850s and based in City Hall so there may be a few surprises, Victorian cafe, police museum with loads of gory stuff and a visit round the cells where Houdini escaped from, the Spinners and Weavers as Bradford was made on wool..... Lots going on. Locally there is City Park and pool where you are encouraged to play in the fountains; the National Science and Media Museum which is also free to visit, plenty of places to eat, sit and park. Pack a picnic and its all FREE!Take a punt and get down


No thanks. Bradford is such a dump. Like a large scale building site. Eurgh.
Thanks - great for children and teachers...
Anything near Bournemouth or Kent or Leeds castle
Thank you, two free days out near me
Roger_Irrelevant8th Aug

My 2 year old loves Steam Engines, though to be fair most of the stuff is …My 2 year old loves Steam Engines, though to be fair most of the stuff is churches/libraries and the like.



I only really saw the churches etc, probably no steam engines my end of the world - which is lucky or I'd have to start lying to my Husband about them being on the site, lol.

Someone else said, great for teachers & children. Please, can we not just do something for adults?
Despite the original photograph posted, Stonehenge is conspicuously absent from the list. I visited back in the '70's, when entrance was free, gratis and for nothing... I think it's disgraceful that EH will charge nearly £20.00/ea. for visitors, to a site that was given to them for nothing... You'd think they make enough profit from all the licensed merchandise to open their 'doors' for one day a year for free-I notice the so-called 'druids' don't have to pay on summer & winter solstice-and it's got bugger all to do with them-it's far too old!..
Adams590513th Aug

Despite the original photograph posted, Stonehenge is conspicuously absent …Despite the original photograph posted, Stonehenge is conspicuously absent from the list. I visited back in the '70's, when entrance was free, gratis and for nothing... I think it's disgraceful that EH will charge nearly £20.00/ea. for visitors, to a site that was given to them for nothing... You'd think they make enough profit from all the licensed merchandise to open their 'doors' for one day a year for free-I notice the so-called 'druids' don't have to pay on summer & winter solstice-and it's got bugger all to do with them-it's far too old!..


People were stealing from the site so they had to fence it in to protect it- and that costs money.
bump! as it's this weekend

Heritage Open Days search engine seems useless but their Map Search works fine heritageopendays.org.uk/vis…rch
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