This year's Heritage Open Days festival takes place over two weekends from 6- 9 and 13- 16 September. Celebrating our diverse history, architecture and culture, we've organised a range of free events at our special places across the Lake District.
Come and marvel at the remains of Sedgwick Gunpowder works on the Sizergh estate, and learn some of their secrets.
A rare opportunity to learn about the heritage of this tenanted farm.
A rare chance to view the private chapel of Sizergh's resident family, the Stricklands
Discover one of the Lakes most quirky yet fascinating secrets located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick
This grand house not usually open to the general public was built in the early 1900's and was greatly influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. Find out about the woman who created this lovely home.
Get a glimpse of the hidden heritage at Fell Foot with a free heritage tour.
Walk through the much-loved Little Langdale valley, with its reminders of Lake District industrial heritage amongst beautiful mountain views.
An 8 mile walk along this stunning stretch of coastline with a visit to the St Bees Head Fog Signal Station
A chance to chat with the crew and hear the story of this historic yacht's rescue and rebuild and an opportunity to view seldom seen archive material.
If you've ever been charmed by Beatrix Potter’s characters, this free, out-of-hours tour is an opportunity to learn more about her life beyond the books
Join a day of events celebrating Edith Rawnsley's contribution to the Keswick School of Industrial Art.
Enjoy free entry to poet William's childhood home and uncover the secret life of his sister and tireless champion, Dorothy, at a talk by the maid-of-all-work.
To celebrate Heritage Open Day, there'll be free exclusive tours to the Dawson's double boathouse, and if the weather allows, a peek at an early 20th century steamboat.