After a large number of events last year had to move online, this year’s Heritage Open Days will consist of a mixture of both online and offline events, providing access to historical buildings for everyone.
This year the events, which are all free, will run between the 10th and the 19th September and take place across the UK.
Learn about your local history
The perfect opportunity to learn more about your local history, Heritage Open Day events can also be a good way to understand your own property better. If you own a period property, why not search for similar buildings, and learn about the style and period that your home was built in?
Some of the places that will be open to the public this year include:
– Wilmington Priory in Eastbourne, East Sussex (look around the building which dates back to 1215: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/wilmington-priory)
– Farleigh House near Basingstoke, Hampshire (find out about the in person tour: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/farleigh-house6)
– Lombard House in Hertford, Hertfordshire (view the 15th Century, Grade II* listed building: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/lombard-house-bull-plain-hertford)
– The Grange in Ramsgate, Kent (pre-booking required to view this Gothic Revival building built by A. W. Pugin, the designer of the Palace of Westminster: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/the-grange5)
– Claremont House in Esher, Surrey (view a tour of the former Royal residence: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/claremont-house1)
– A working watermill in Petworth, West Sussex (learn how a working watermill operates and see flour milling, flour dressing and oat crushing: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/burton-mill3)
– Prince Phillip Maritime Collection Centre in Greenwich, London – available both in person and online (view behind the scenes at the museum: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/prince-phillip-maritime-collection-centre)
– Attend a short guided walk around Caversham Road in Reading, an area shaped by the Victorian era (https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/caversham-road-an-area-shaped-by-victorian-aesthetics-and-innovation)
Please note that some of these events require you to book in advance. For a full list of events, visit the Heritage Open Days website at the link below:
Traditional timber windows and doors
At The Sash Window Workshop, are passionate about restoring and preserving period buildings.
Our salesmen are highly trained on assessing traditional timber windows and doors and will always recommend the most appropriate service for your needs. All our new windows and doors are manufactured by our skilled craftsmen to be both energy efficient and to replicate as closely as possible the proportions and designs of historic timber windows.
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