Heritage Open Days

September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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For four days in September a variety of cultural hubs ranging from beautiful gardens, architectural centres, castles, farms, churches and temples open to the public for them to explore the great, and sometimes forgotten treasures which exist here in Great Britain.

Heritage Open Days are running from 8th -11th September with 4300 events running across the country. Each region is opening their doors to their most cultural attractions, some of which are part of the National Trust. During visits admission is completely free and guests are able to have a look around areas which in usual circumstances would be off limits- very exciting!

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Here in Staffordshire there are a variety of events. I’m particularly interested in the Silverdale Mining Heritage Walk which takes place on Sunday 11th at 2pm. In another area of the county Ford Green Hall, a 17th century farm house turned award winning museum is open to guests. It’s an attraction which is popular amongst visitors, however somewhere that I’ve not visited for sometimes myself, so now is the perfect opportunity.

It’s great to see National Trust properties involved in the Heritage Open Days too. Locally Biddulph Grange Garden, a wonderful Victorian garden which displays plants from all over the world is welcoming visitors as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. Visitors aren’t asked to pre-book just simply turn up and enjoying James Bateman’s beautiful creation.

Biddulph Grange garden

Biddulph Grange Garden part of The National Trust

Heritage Open Days are a fantastic way to fill the weekend and with exclusive entry to cultural centres it’s the perfect chance to make the most out of fantastic attractions in your local area, or a little further afield. Admission to all events involved is completely free and most feature activities and tours.

For more information including the Event Directory, times, dates and whether or not you need to pre-book visit the Heritage Open Day website here.

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