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Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days

Buildings and locations in and around Daventry are once again taking part in Heritage Open Days.

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival involving over 40,000 volunteers each year. Now in its 21st year, it is a celebration of history, architecture and culture giving people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences and this year runs from Thursday September 10 to Sunday September 13.

Participants choose which days and times to take part and run their own activities whether it be a guided tour, an exhibition of historic photos, an eye-opening walk or many others.

Daventry has been taking part since 2012 with the event growing in popularity year on year.

If you have ever been curious about what lies in the basement of Daventry Library or wondered about the history of the old Wheatsheaf Court, Heritage Open Days is your chance to satisfy that curiosity. Others taking part this year include Holy Cross Church, Middlemore Farm Pub and Daventry Community Centre. There will also be a guided Heritage Walk and a walk on Borough Hill to include information on viewpoints.

Daventry Town Council will be compiling a programme, which will be available at their offices at 3 New Street and throughout the Town, showing the list of participants, opening time and activities. Look out for this in the coming weeks.

If you would like to participate in Heritage Open Days 2016, please get in touch on 01327 301246 or by email to