heritage-open-days-logoHeritage Open Days

8 – 11 September 2016

Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Properties of every age, type and size in Chester and the Cheshire West area are opened, including churches, schools, halls, historic sites and historic buildings.

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

As they are free of charge and literally on people’s doorstep Heritage Open Days are for everyone, whatever their background, age and ability.

Co-ordinated nationally by The National Trust, the event thrives on the enthusiasm and expertise of local people. In Cheshire, The Chester Civic Trust and the Council work closely to make it a memorable celebration and incidentally, a contribution to England’s largest voluntary cultural event.

The Heritage Open Days ‘Passport’ booklet is a special quiz for children that will be available in September from participating buildings:

We hope that children will be encouraged to take part in Heritage Open Days by answering the questions and producing drawings of the buildings.

The 2016 events booklet is available to download (PDF)

Building owners who would like to include their property in future Heritage Open Days can contact Chester History and Heritage by:
Email: chh@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Telephone: 01244 972210

You can also visit the Heritage Open Days website for more information.