Heritage Open Days

  These events celebrate England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. These days include activities, tours, and events that focus on local architecture and culture.

  Organised by volunteers - usually property owners or managers - for local people, Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event. Last year the event attracted around one million visitors. English Heritage gives central co-ordination and a national voice to the event.

  Heritage Open Days provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy these sometimes hidden, often curious and always interesting places in English cities, towns and villages - and completely free of charge. Look out for events locally or where you are on holiday.