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You can get FREE access either in person or online to many sites and tourist attractions in England from Fri 11 Sep to Sun 20 Sep as part of Heritage Open Days – an annual event now in its 26th and possibly strangest year – and similar events are happening elsewhere in the UK this month…
Events in Wales and Scotland are held all month as part of Open Doors Days, and Doors Open Days respectively. Northern Ireland events started on Mon 7 Sep and run until Sun 13 Sep for European Heritage Open Days. The venues and events included usually charge an admission fee, wouldn’t normally be available to tour online, or are normally closed to the public.
See the full list of places you can get in free in England on the Heritage Open Days website. There are only a small number in London, but a separate event called Open House London is running on Sat 19 Sep to Sun 27 Sep, where you can get in free under similar rules. This year, you’ll also be able to join in with different events online, including films, podcasts, audio, and in-person self-led walking tours.
For Wales, events are entirely online (see Open Doors Days), and in Scotland, they’re mostly online with very few physical locations open this year (see Doors Open Days). Both are throughout September. The event will also be entirely online in Northern Ireland – check European Heritage Days for information on how to join in virtually until Sun 13 Sep.
Opening dates and times vary for each venue, and you may need to book in advance for some, including online activities. If you’re attending in-person events, you may be required to wear a mask and/or follow specific social distancing or other safety guidelines due to the ongoing pandemic.
The spirit of these open days is to celebrate hidden history and culture. However, a small number of privately-owned properties taking part get funding or have tax-exempt collections, which means they must allow public access for a certain number of days a year – but most of them just open up for the joy of it!
For other events, see our cheap days out page. If you’ve got a taste for virtual visits, see MSE Oli’s Free virtual globe-trotting, tours & experiences for more sofa surfing fun.
Will you be planning any visits this month, either in person or online? What’s your favourite local historical spot, or virtual tour? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter.
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