Heritage Open Days- Chester

Coming up– The Chester Heritage Open Days!

Information from the West Cheshire Museums web page:


The Chester Heritage Open Days return in September (10 – 13) Bookings for guided tours and some events should be made in advance!

The Heritage Open Days 2015 programme of buildings, tours and exhibitions in Chester and West Cheshire can be downloaded (1.6MB PDF), printed copies of the booklet will be available in from The Chester Visitor Centre.

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 will be 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.

please see their brochure online for exact dates and times:



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