Sheffield Heritage Open Days 2017
01 September 2017
Once again venues across Sheffield are preparing to open their doors as part of a national celebration of heritage. From Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 September, the public will be invited into a whole host of buildings across the city as part of Heritage Open Days 2017.
Now in its 23rd year, Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
This year, over 120 events will be taking place across Sheffield, all of them completely free of charge, offering the biggest and most diverse programme yet.
From Shepherd’s Wheel, Abbeydale Hamlet and Portland Works to Kelham Island, Sheffield’s industrial past is always in firm focus, but this year it will also be celebrated with insights at three sites of Crucible Works.
Library heritage is also high up on the agenda, with the volunteer- led community libraries at Broomhill, Walkley, Stannington, Upperthorpe and Ecclesfield joining the Central Library on the line-up, all offering talks and tours.
Regather Works have several fascinating talks on offer, while a variety of different themed walks are set to take place, covering themes such as football heritage, music halls, civil engineering and historic pubs.
The number of Sheffield participants has seen significant growth in Sheffield over the last couple of years, as the profile of the national celebration has been boosted locally thanks largely to the support of the Sheffield Civic Trust, who have helped coordinate and promote many of the events taking place in Sheffield.
Heritage Open Day events are completely free so why not make a day of it and create your own tour of some of the venues, there’s so many to choose from.
Due to popular demand, there are advance booking requirements for some of venues so please check all information ahead of your visit and book early to avoid disappointment.
Sheffield Heritage Open Day programmes are available from the Welcome to Sheffield Visitor Centre on Surrey Street, most libraries and participating venues across the city or you can Download the a pdf of the full Sheffield Heritage Open Days brochure here.
For more information and the complete listing of venues taking part in Heritage Open Days 2017 visit the official website. www.heritageopendays.org.uk