Heritage Open Days

Your once-a-year chance to discover some of Lincolnshire's rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free!

Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event and is also held in a further 48 countries across Europe.

 

 

 

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Ever since 1994 Heritage Lincolnshire has co-ordinated Heritage Open Days within the historic county. So far there have been well over a thousand events and hundreds of thousands of visitors. But we couldn't do it without our volunteers, as hundreds of people each year give their time to plan events and open up special places that matter to them.

The Past and Pastimes - The Heritage of Lincolnshire's Leisure

In 2020 we are celebrating the leisure of heritage and heritage through leisure

This year’s theme seeks to explore the heritage of Lincolnshire's free time and show how heritage can be enjoyed today through hobbies and activities. The festival will run from Friday 11th to Sunday 20th September 2020 giving everyone a whole ten days to visit the special places taking part.

Thank You for Your Support

Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days couldn't run without the support of dozens of organisers, hundreds of helpers and volunteers, and local councils for Lincolnshire.

In particular, we would like to thank the Heritage Open Days Steering Group, who meet on a quarterly basis to lead on the festival, the Events Development Group, who go out across the country to meet and engage with local organisers, and local authorities whose financial contribution keeps the festival running year on year.

2020's festival is being run in partnership with: