Sheffield Heritage Open Days will take place over the weekends of
6th – 9th and 13th – 16th September 2018
Across England Heritage Open Days events are organised to celebrate history, architecture and culture; to provide an opportunity to see hidden places, hear intriguing stories, savour new experiences, and all FREE to explore. The 2018 events will build on the hugely successful events in Sheffield that took place between 7th and 10th September 2017. For the first time in the history of Heritage Open Days, the festival will take place across two weekends in September – the 6th-9th and the 13th-16th.
There were over 100 entries – the biggest and most diverse programme yet. We celebrated our industrial past with three crucible works and more, our library heritage with talks and tours at the Central Library and many of our volunteer- led community libraries, two small local theatres and a music hall walk, and a variety of faith buildings across the city. If you didn’t know who Nicholas Saunderson* was then you found out from Andy Platt at Regather. For Mary Ann Rawson you saw her grave at Zion Graveyard. You had the chance to walk through Attercliffe with Mike Higginbottom. There were so many fascinating stories to hear.
You can catch up with all the Heritage Open Days news on our Facebook page: facebook.com/sheffieldheritageopendays
The outline list of all those taking part in 2018 can be downloaded HERE and the 2018 brochure will be available here, very soon.