Heritage Open Days Programme Launched

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Festival of history and culture returns with a packed programme of free events

Heritage Open Days (HODs) returns this September with thousands of free events and experiences across England.

The packed programme of more than 5000 events features everything from historic houses to factories, museums to music halls, formal gardens to graveyards, places, spaces and communities across the country who are once again hosting free events this autumn.

The festival features thousands of events and activities across England including a wide range of places that usually charge, free sites that put on extra special events for the festival and places that aren’t usually open to the public. Take a behind the scene tour of the iconic Tyne tunnels, visit the Gothic Temple and explore the television, at the BFI Film & Television Archive.

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For a tasty fix head to a gelato flavour exploration in North Shields. Meet the talented team who build incredible jukeboxes at Sound Leisure in West Yorkshire.

Take a ride on an iconic London bus, have a day out at Bradwell Abbey Medieval Family Fun Day, a take a trip through time at Lancashire Police Museum, located in Lancaster Castle’s former prison.
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Heritage Open Days is brought to you by the National Trust with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Every single Heritage Open Days event is free, including access to many sites that usually charge for admission.

For further information visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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