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Heritage Open Days 2019

Various Venues, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2BY
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Friday 13 - Sunday 22 September
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.

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.

Highlights (please click the venue for more information): 
 

Friday 13 | Mr Straw's House | Step back in time at this fascinating National Trust property and explore a house which has barley changed since the Straw family took up residence in 1923.

Friday 13 | Clumber Park | Experience a range of special behind the scenes tours throughout the day, guided walks where they can learn of our future plans or history and a range of activities. 

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 | St Martin's Bilborough | Explore a local history exhbition about the Bilborough area.  

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 | Green’s Windmill and Science Centre | Visit a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Climb to the top of the windmill and see how the sails turn grain into flour and see a special exhibition detailing the mill's history with hidden gems and rarely seen archive files on display.

Saturday 14 | Creswell Crags | Behind-the-scenes tours of the collections store of the museum, an area the public don't usually get to see, followed by a short talk about the prehistoric hyenas who once hunted in this landscape.

Saturday 14 | D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum Enjoy a taster tour and explore the wash house and exhibition spaces.

Saturday 14 | St Mary's Church Nottingham City Centre | Discover the church's rich heritage, encounter beautiful architecture, and take in unique, 360-degre views of Nottingham from the tower.

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 | Malt Cross | Discover one of the last remaining music halls in the UK with a free whistle-stop heritage tour.

Sunday 15 | Debbie Bryan |  Free drop-in printmaking workshops. 

Sunday 15 | Newark | Guided Civil War tour exploring some of the places that were at the heart of key events, begining at Newark Castle and ending at the Queens Sconce.

Wednesday 18 | Thoresby Park | The Matheson family of Thoresby Park are offering visitors guided tours of their home, which features artwork and furniture from the original Thoresby Hall, and sharing stories of their family history, land and its developments through the generations. 

Wednesday 18 - Sunday 22 | Green’s Windmill and Science Centre | Visit a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Climb to the top of the windmill and see how the sails turn grain into flour and see a special exhibition detailing the mill's history with hidden gems and rarely seen archive files on display.

Saturday 21 &Sunday 22 September | Wollaton Hall | Special ‘Live’ Performance – Do plants ‘sing’?
Live “performances” of new art installation Plant Blindness inside the Camellia House between 11am and 3pm. Accompanied by instrumentalists Georgie Pope (Harp) and Martin Pyne (Vibraphone), Jason will use the natural resonant qualities of the Camellia House to amplify the music. This opportunity can only be experienced to be believed, as audience, plant and music merge in one place..

Saturday 21 | Creswell Crags | Behind-the-scenes tours of the collections store of the museum, an area the public don't usually get to see, followed by a short talk about the prehistoric hyenas who once hunted in this landscape.

Saturday 21 | The Workhouse | Discover The Workhouse, Firbeck Infirmary and kitchen garden for free.

Sunday 22 |  ​​Newark | Guided Civil War tour exploring some of the places that were at the heart of key events, begining at Newark Castle and ending at the Queens Sconce.

Sunday 22 National Justice Museum | Experience a thrilling actor-led re-enactment of the trial of William Saville in the museum’s authentic Courtroom.

Details of all Heritage Open Day 2019 events can be found via the website link at the top of this page. 

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