Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. This year Heritage Open Days will take place 13-22 September 2019.

Browse events below or see our Lancaster and Morecambe Bay Programme here: https://issuu.com/lightuplancaster/docs/heritage_open_days_2019_leaflet

Morecambe Bay

A Grand Day Out: Walk from Morecambe Heritage Centre
Saturday 21 September: 11:30–13:00 (Walk takes 1.5 hours)

Morecambe War Memorial talk
Friday 20 September: 11:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00 (Talk takes one hour)

Morecambe Winter Gardens tours
Saturday 14 September: 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15 (Tours 45 mins)
Sunday 15 September: 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15 (Tours 45 mins)

Leighton Hall tours
Tuesday 17 September: 14:00-17:00

The Clergy Daughters’ School, Cowan Bridge
Sunday 22 September: 10:30-17:30

Heron Corn Mill Tours and Flax Processing Workshop
Saturday 14 September: Tours 11:00-16:00
Sunday 15 September: Tours 11:00-16:00
Drop-in Flax workshop: Sunday13:00-16:00

Gunpowder Trail Walk
Saturday 21 September: 10:00 and 14:30 (Walk approx. 2 hours 15 minutes)

Lancaster Canal Special Bicentenary Boat Trip
Saturday 14 September: 11:00-16:00 (Each trip takes about 45 minutes.)
Saturday 21 September: 11:00-16:00 (Each trip takes about 45 minutes.)

Guided walk around Hincaster Tunnel
Sunday 22 September: 14:00-16:00 (2 hour walk)

Kirkhead Tower
Sunday 15 September: Tours at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 (Walk takes 1hr – 1.5hrs)

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse
Friday 13 September: 10:00-16:00
Friday 20 September: 10:00-16:00

Conishead Priory and Modern Buddhist Temple
Saturday 14 September: 11:00 -17:00
Sunday 15 September: 11:00 -17:00

Gleaston Water Mill
Friday 13 September: 11:00-16:30
Saturday 14 September: 11:00-16:30
Sunday 15 September: 11:00-16:30

Newland Furnace Trust
Saturday 14 September: 10:00-17:00
Sunday 15 September: 10:00-16:00
Saturday 21 September: 10:00-17:00
Sunday 22 September: 10:00-16:00

Swarthmoor Hall
Tuesday 17 September: 10:30-16:30 (Tours 40 minutes)
Wednesday 18 September: 10:30-16:30 (Tours 40 minutes)

Roxy Cinema Ulverston
Saturday 14 September: 10:00-13:00

Dalton Castle
Saturday 14 September: 11:00-17:00
Saturday 21 September: 11:00-17:00


Butterfly House and Mini Zoo Tours – Williamson Park – Sunday 22nd September 11am-2pm, tours at 11.30am and 1pm.

The Dukes Playhouse Theatre Tour – The Dukes – Wednesday 18th September 10am-4pm, tours at 11am and 2pm.

Lancaster Town Hall and Clock Tower Tour – Lancaster Town Hall – Saturday 14th September tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Lancaster War Memorial – Garden of Rememberance – Friday 13th September: 3pm-4pm, Friday 20th September: 5pm-6pm and Saturday 21st September: 11am-12pm.

Lancaster Grand Theatre Heritage Weekend – Lancaster Grand Theatre – Friday 13th September: 10am-3pm, Saturday 14th September: 10am-3pm, Sunday 15th September: 10am-3pm.

On The War Path – Walking Tour of Lancaster’s Military History – Lancaster City Museum – Saturday 14th September: 1pm-4pm.

Ludus Dance – The Assembly Rooms – Saturday 21st September: 3:30-5:30; Tea Dance at 4pm.

Judges’ Lodgings – Saturday 21st September: 11am-4pm and Sunday 22nd September: 11am-4pm.

Discover the Hidden Garden – The Storey Gardens – Saturday 14th September 12pm-4pm.

Lancaster Castle – Saturday 21st September: 10am-4pm and Sunday 22nd September: 10am – 4pm.

Open Spaces – Luneside Studios – Saturday 14th September: 10am – 4pm.

Tours of The Friends Meeting House – Sunday 15th September: 2pm-4pm Tours every 15 minutes.

Lancaster Priory – Saturday 14th September: 11.30am-3pm Tours at 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm.

Ryelands Park and House – Saturday 14th September 11am-2pm.

Quay Meadow Archaeological Finds Display –  Lancaster Maritime Museum – Saturday 21st September: 10am-4pm and Sunday 22nd September 10am-4pm.

Lancaster Maritime Museum – Saturday 14th September: 10.30am-3pm.

Tour: War Memorial Village – Friday 13th September: 11am-12pm and 5pm -6pm, Saturday 14th September: 11am-12pm and Saturday 21st September: 2pm-3pm.

Lune Bank Gardens Open Day and Tour – The Sea Scout Hut – Saturday 14th September: 11am-2pm.

Iconography, art, architecture and history at St Joseph’s – St. Josephs Presbytery – Saturday 14th September: Icon Workshop 11.30am-1pm, History & Architecture presentation 2.30-3.30pm.

“The Twisted Rose and Other Lives” – Lancaster City Museum – Thursday 19th September: 7pm-9pm.

Cottage Museum – Everyday from Friday 13th September until Sunday 22nd September: 1pm-4pm.

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