The annual Heritage Open Days are fast approaching. Some of the properties participating are not normally open to the public – others will be offering guided tours. Some properties, which normally charge an entrance fee, will be open free of charge. To find out what’s on in your area, check out http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/ – please note that for some properties, particularly those offering tours, you may have to book in advance.
As a taster, here’s a list of the properties which will be open in the Wolverhampton area:
All Saints Church . Open 11 and 12 September: ‘The Workspace’ (the former primary school) will also be open on these days. On Sunday 14, the Church will only be open for worship.
Bantock House: 1940s Open Day. 14 September.
Barhurst Sewerage Treatment Works. Guided tours 11, 12, 13 and 14 September. Booking essential.
Bilston Craft Gallery: Before The Exhibition Opens. Behind-the-scenes peek into what goes into installing an exhibition. 11 and 12 Septemer. Booking essential.
Buddha Vihara (Buddist Temple) Upper Zoar Street. Open 13 September.
Compton Hospice Open Visits. 11 and 13 September. Talk followed by optional tour. Booking essential.
Light House Cinema Projection Tours. 12 September. Booking essential.
Mayor’s Parlour. 11 September. Booking essential.
Moseley Old Hall. Recreation of September 1651, when King Charles II hid at the hall after the Battle of Worcester. 13 September.
St John’s Church In The Square. Open 11, 12, 13 and 14 September – conucted tours on request.
St Leonard’s Church Bilston. Open 11, 12, 13 and 14 September.
St Mary’s & St John’s Church. Open 11, 12, 13 and 14 September.
Church of the Good Shepherd, Castlecroft. Open 13 and 14 September.
St Andrew’s Church, Whitmore Reans. Open 13 September.
St Martin’s Church. Open 13 September: 14 September for worship.
St Peter’s Church. Open 11, 12, 13 and 14 September.
Wightwick Manor and Gardens. Open 13 September.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Behind-the-scenes tours. 11, 12 and 13 September. Booking essential.
For further detais of opening times and contact details, please see http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/heritageopendays