Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.
The civic movement helped introduce Heritage Open Days to England and for many years has played a key role in delivering it locally and nationally.
Civic Voice along with the Heritage Alliance and the National Trust, is responsibile for the national co-ordination of Heritage Open Days. Heritage Open Days 2012 will be 6-9 September.
More information is available on http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/