Heritage Open Days is a European-wide festival of history and culture. Though co-ordinated nationally by the National Trust, the events in Cheltenham – held over ten days in September each year – are organised by Cheltenham Civic Society.
Visit, explore and learn
These events range from open buildings – which you can explore on your own or on an organised tour – a guided walk, a talk, an exhibition or even a visit to a hidden gem that usually isn’t open to the public.
The events are all run by volunteers, who meet regularly to plan the programme and produce a brochure, which features all the activities and open buildings.
Our September 2021 programme
Download our new 2021 brochure (see alongside) to check out all the open days, walks and talks. Then put a date in your diary to see behind the front door of a building that fascinates you. Or book a ticket for one of the walks or talks – and remember it’s all free to explore and on your doorstep!
Scroll down for our digital presentations
In the section below you will see digital presentations from both this year’s Heritage Open Days and last year’s.