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Hundreds set to flock to the Heritage Open Days

by mikebell on 3 September, 2019


Ever wondered what Weston’s first electric lift looks like? Or would you like to discover behind-the-scenes cinematic history of a Grade II listed cinema? As part of the National Heritage Open Days 2019, a host of impressive and mysterious events will be held as historic buildings open their doors for the general public.

The free event, which is held from Friday 13th September until Sunday 22nd September, invites members of the public to explore historic buildings that are usually closed to the general public.

The national festival in 2018 saw over 500 visitors keen to discover different architectural treasures in North Somerset and enjoy expert tours explaining the historical relevance of each building.

North Somerset Council’s Heritage and Regeneration Champion; Cllr John Crockford- Hawley said: “There are numerous places of historic and architectural interest in and around North Somerset. It’s wonderful to see so many opening their doors during this September’s Heritage Open Days, showing we are very much part of a national celebration”.

Cara MacMahon, Heritage Action Zone Officer at North Somerset Council, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Historic England again for their fantastic Heritage Open day events.

Without the volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to put on this fantastic event, and we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors as we open up the heritage gems that can be found within North Somerset.”

For a full list of Heritage Open Days venues in North Somerset, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/heritageactionzone

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