Heritage Open Days 2017
This year, from 7-10 September, Heritage Open Days is back to shine a light on England’s fascinating historic places. This annual festival celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture, offering you the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences all for free.
Each year Heritage Open Days focuses on different themes and aspects of history; in 2017, fifty years since the partial de-criminalisation of homosexuality, we bring LGBTQ heritage to the fore, mark the anniversary of the creation of Conservation Areas in the UK, and join our European Heritage Days partners in exploring the place of history in the natural world.
Heritage Open Days began life 23 years ago, as a celebration of built architecture, but in recent years the festival has broadened to encompass a vast range of places and experiences, many not usually available to the public. Here is a selection of National Trust places taking part.
Please note: all National Trust properties taking part in Heritage Open Days offer free admission; not all sites are involved, and the dates and times vary.