This year’s Heritage Open Days – 8-17 September
The European-wide festival of history and culture called Heritage Open Days (HODs) is co-ordinated nationally by the National Trust and held over ten days in September each year – the dates for 2023 being from Friday 8th to Sunday 17th of September.
The national theme will be based around the History of Creativity and the Arts, encompassing topics such as literature, art, music and drama.
Visiting, exploring and learning
The events in Cheltenham range from open buildings – which you can explore either on your own or on an organised tour – to guided walks, talks, exhibitions or even a visit to a hidden gem that usually isn’t open to the public. The events are all free, but tickets must be pre-booked for some events where numbers are limited.
The events are organised by Cheltenham Civic Society and are all run by volunteers, who meet regularly during the year to plan the programme and produce a brochure, which features all the activities and open buildings. Planning for next year’s HODs will begin at the team’s first meeting in January.
To learn more about the types of events we organise, download this year’s brochure by clicking on the adjacent image of the cover.
CALL TO ACTION: If you would like to be involved with the organisation, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Scroll down for our digital presentations
In the sections below you can see digital presentations from both this year’s and previous years’ Heritage Open Days.