by Richard McPartland
The doors to some of England’s most interesting and unique buildings are set to be thrown open this month as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.
From 7 to 10 September 2017, a host of places and spaces – many of which are usually off limits – will be free for visitors to explore.
It’s a once-a-year chance to discover the often hidden or forgotten gems on our doorsteps and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that help bring local history and culture to life.
The event, established in 1994, is managed by the National Trust, and involves more than 5,000 events and some 40,000 volunteers who between them manage the opening of thousands of individual sites and welcome millions of visitors.
To find out more visit the Heritage Open Days website. Listings will be published from mid-July.