29 Aug Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over 30 historic properties across Colchester
This year, Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over 30 historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colchester Castle on Saturday 8 September.
From 6-9 September and 13-16 September 2018 Colchester’s sites of significant historical and architectural interest will open their doors to the public at no charge. Other planned activities over the two weekends include accompanied guided walks, talks, tours and exhibitions.
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture which sees historic places country wide throw open their doors to celebrate their individual heritage, community and history. It provides a great way to discover Colchester’s fascinating history and see inside venues that are usually closed to the public, all for free.
This year two new properties throw open their doors: the Lepra Museum in the Octagon Building, Middleborough, and the Abbey Field Centre, the former military gymnasium which is now being used as a creative space by the Mercury Theatre.
Pick up a Heritage Open Days event programme from Colchester’s Visitor Information Centre, Colchester Castle or from selected venues who are participating in the weekend. Alternatively, an electronic version is also available to download from the Colchester Museums and Visit Colchester website www.visitcolchester.com/HODS2018
Heritage Open Days in Colchester is coordinated by Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service with support from local heritage organisations.