From Thursday the 8th to Sunday the 11th of September, heritage sites across the county will be opening up their doors to visitors as part of the Heritage Open Days festival.
Now in its 22nd year, Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest festival of history and culture, and is supported by more than 40,000 volunteers. Over the course of the four days, thousands of events are held to invite communities to explore local treasures of every age, style and function.
The festival is part of the wider European Heritage Days festival – aimed at raising appreciation for Europe’s rich and diverse cultural assets and their need for care and protection.
This year a number of Buttress projects are some of the many heritage sites taking part.
This includes (to name a few):
Headstone Manor Museum will be hosting a documentary film screening about the 2015 restoration project.
The newly redevelopment Norton Priory Museum and Garden will be opening their doors to the museum, castle and gardens for free.
Lincoln Cathedral is opening for free and is hosting masonry, glazing, conservation, plumbing and joinery workshops.
Bolton Parish Church is inviting visitors to take in the views from its Bell Tower.
St Catherine’s Church, Horwich is hosting a family fun day.
Holy Trinity, Waterhead will be offering guided tours of the church.
To find out more about heritage open days and the venues taking part visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk