This September, celebrate historic Nottinghamshire and take a rare glimpse into its past as historic buildings and popular visitor attractions once again open their doors to visitors as part of the Heritage Open Days from 11th – 14th September 2014.
There are numerous heritage events on offer throughout Nottinghamshire over the four days. Take a look at some of the highlights below.
Keen photographers are invited to get involved in a photographic competition, as part of this year’s Heritage Open days. Entrants are encouraged to take pictures of Nottingham’s heritage sites, as a celebration of how the city’s heritage compares with that of other European cities. The competition closes on 30th September. More details online here.
Free entry to Bromley House Library: 13 September 2014
Bromley House Library is one of Nottingham’s hidden gems. Situated over three floors of a Grade II* listed Georgian town house, for Heritage Open Days they’re opening their doors and offering guests the chance to take a self guided tour around the subscription library which was founded in 1816. Please note, Bromley House Library can only allow 100 people in to the library at a time so there may be a short queue. www.bromleyhouse.org
Free entry to The Workhouse: 13 September 2014
Visit the most complete workhouse in existence as you discover how society dealt with poverty through the centuries. Explore the segregated work yards, day rooms, dormitories, master’s quarters and cellars, then see the recreated 19th-century garden and find out what food the paupers would have eaten. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/workhouse-southwell
Free entry to D.H. Lawrence Heritage: 13 & 14 September 2014
To celebrate Heritage Open Days weekend, pay a visit to D.H. Lawrence Heritage Museum, as they open their doors for free. Enjoy a walk around the Heritage Centre Exhibition, The Rainbow Gallery and join a taster tour of the Birthplace Museum with the expert guides. www.nottingham.ac.uk/dhlheritage
Free entry to Newstead Abbey, Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Park: 13 & 14 September 2014
Visitors and locals alike will benefit from free entry into some of Nottingham’s top attractions, including Newstead Abbey, Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Park. The three sites will offer taster tours at £2 per person. www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Free entry to Galleries of Justice Museum: 14 September 2014
Bring history to life and discover the grisly truth behind Nottingham’s horrible history as Galleries of Justice Museum open their doors and offer a fascinating ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’. Tours last around 45 minutes/ to 1 hour in total and will run at: 11am, 1pm and 3pm. www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk