Heritage Open Days
28th August 2014
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Would it not be great to find out more about what Hertford and Ware have to offer?  Well, here is your chance:  another Heritage Open Days Weekend is heading our way, well the 20th Heritage Open Days Weekend in fact… But what are they?

Heritage Open Days were established in 1994 as England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days.  The scheme was started 3 years earlier to increase the appreciation for Europe’s cultural assets and their care and protection.    The idea behind it was simple:  “ to throw open the doors to historic monuments and buildings, in particular those normally closed to the public”.

The access to the buildings taking part had to be offered free of charge during the Heritage Days.  

These days are held annually in September across Europe, and Hertford and Ware are opening 12 buildings for you to see and appreciate:

1. Brickendonbury

Brickendonbury, Brickendon Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8NL

2. Hertford Baptist Church

Port Hill, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PL

3. Hertford Heritage Day

Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

4. Hertford Quaker Meeting House

50 Railway Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BA

5. Leaside Church

High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9BZ

6. Scott’s Grotto

Scotts Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9JQ

7. St Leonard’s Church, Bengeo

St Leonard's Road, Bengeo, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3JW

8. Talk & Cream Teas at Place House

Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HL

9. Tour of the Priory Building

Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

10. Town Tour

Ware, Hertfordshire

11. Ware Brass

Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

12. Ware Museum

Priory Lodge, 89 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL


And, if you are up or down the country throughout September, here are schemes throughout the UK:

You can get a lot more detail on what is happening and where on the Heritage Open Days website.  Enjoy a weekend exploring your local history, all for free!

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