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Heritage Open Days 2018

Various Venues, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2BY
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Green's Windmill | Visit Nottinghamshire


Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 and Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 September 2018
Various venues in Nottinghamshire

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history - for the first time there will be two packed weekends of events taking place.

It is a chance to discover hidden treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture – and it’s all FREE.

With free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission, there are various events taking place across Nottinghamshire.

This year includes the first national Heritage Open Day photography competition. Whether it’s the tallest tower, an industrial relic or a bustling street parade, take a snap of what you loved about your Heritage Open Days visit. Visitors, volunteers and organisers can all get involved by submitting their best images, for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Find out more about the competition, prizes on offer and how to enter here.

Please see below for participating heritage attractions throughout Nottinghamshire. More to be announced.

For further details about venues taking part else where in Nottinghamshire as well as nationally please see

Please note: events are free but extra charges may apply for parking or access to certain exhibitions. If in doubt please call the venue itself before visiting.


Participating Venues - click the link to find out what's on!

Please check back for more venues and events as they are announced.

University of Nottingham Heritage and Garden walks

Green's Windmill and Science Centre

Nottingham Industrial Museum

St Mary the Virgin Church

Thoresby Park

Beeston Fields Golf Club Clubhouse Tour

St Mary Magdalene Church

Dukes Wood Oil Field Museum

Lace Industry Heritage at Debbie Bryan

Beauty in the Details: Guided Lace Market Tour 

Introduction to Beauty and Craft in Japanese Culture at Debbie Bryan

William Booth Birthplace Museum

Creswell Crags Free collections tours with exhibition and handling collection

Civil War tour of Newark, including the Queens Sconce

Grasping the Civil War at the National Civil War Centre

Newark Town Hall Museum

War Poetry Festival at The Workhouse

D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

The Retford Hub

Free Tours of Southwell Minster

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