HeritageEvents

17
AUG
Discover Dahls archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Our Collections team will introduce you to the highlights of the archive.Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm and 2.00pmCost: £1 per participant adults and children. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the…

18
AUG
Ghost Tour & Bat Walk. August
Knebworth House And Park

A unique opportunity to tour the House at night and hear the tales of the incidents we cannot explain. Visit areas where our resident presences have been detected.Gates open at 6.30 pm on the 18th August. The evening will take…

19
AUG
Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The Knights Squires and Men‐at‐Arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a Medieval Foot Tournament on the upper lawns of Arundel Castle.With competitions using a variety of weapons the free‐style fighting of the combatants will be the…


20
AUG
Combe Mill in Steam Sun 20th August 2017
Combe Mill

Combe Mill in Steam Sun 20th August 2017Theme:‐ Model Engineering at the Mill:‐ We will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this restored Sawmill and workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate.…

23
AUG
WW1 the Home Front
BourneHall Museum Children's Club

Discover how hard life was with shortages of food and coal. Would you like to go on to the Common to try and find extra food to eat If your father was home on leave you need not go…

24
AUG
Keynote Address: Suzannah Lipscomb
Senate House, Chancellors Hall

Historian author and broadcaster Suzannah Lipscomb gives our seasons keynote address exploring the four key themes of the exhibition.Dr Suzannah Lipscomb MA MSt DPhil Oxon F.R.Hist.S. is an historian author broadcaster and award‐winning academic.Suzannah is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern…

25
AUG
Evening Canoe Paddle on the River Dart - with Camp
River Dart

Join us for a magical evening on the River Dart The evening paddle by canoe is an opportunity to have an unusual evening where you slow down and experience the natural world on the water as it moves from day…

25
AUG
Blood Royal Museum Late
Society of Antiquaries of London

The exhibition is located in the Society of Antiquaries historic 19th‐century apartments at Burlington House and the venue itself is worth visiting.Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the temporary exhibition Blood Royal: Picturing the Tudor Monarchy join a felt‐making…

26
AUG
Multi-period Event
Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle in West Sussex is set to take visitors on a thrilling journey through the centuries this August Bank Holiday weekend 26‐28 August as part of its History In Action Multi‐Period event.Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle…

26
AUG
Flying Scotsman at Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Railway Centre

The most famous steam engine in the world ‐ Flying Scotsman ‐ comes to Didcot Railway Centre. Visitors have a chance to ride behind Flying Scotsman in our genuine vintage carriages and enjoy all our other activities. Flying Scotsman will…

27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society.Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in…

30
AUG
WW2 -- A Childrens War
BourneHall Museum Children's Club

Be prepared with gas mask training and air raid drill then put out a fire bombone of the hundreds that were dropped on Epsom at a time when there were only three fire engines Learn to play fag…

02
SEP
Lincoln Longwool, Legends of the County Exhibition
Lincoln Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Saturday 2 September to Monday 4 DecemberAn exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Association telling the story of the breed and the many local products associated with its wool. Free except event days…

03
SEP
A Very Secret War: Trent Park & Bugging the Nazis
Forty Hall Estate

In an astonishing turn of events they were housed in luxurious conditions in Sir Philip Sassoons former home and were lulled into a false sense of security. Come and hear this engaging talk and how the secret listeners shortened the…

04
SEP
Railways of Exmoor and Flying Scotsman Break
Yarn Market Hotel

The world famous steam locomotive number 60103 will be visiting the West Somerset Railway in September in what will be one of only three working appearances at heritage railways in Britain during 2017.In conjunction with this visit here…

05
SEP
Flying Scotsman Breakaway
The Luttrell Arms Hotel

The world famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive 60103 visits West Somerset Railway 5th‐12th September 2017. The Luttrell Arms Hotel Dunster have a limited number of tickets for this week long event. Dont miss the opportunity to book a stay in…

09
SEP
Heritage Railway - crafts open day
The Electric Railway Museum

Visit the Electric Railway Museums open days for a selection of gift and craft stalls amongstthe museums rich collection of historical locomotives along with interactive museum displays on electricity or you can take a ride on the miniature…

09
SEP
The Worst Jobs in Tudor Times
BourneHallMuseum Children's Club

He needs a gong farmer a food taster a spit boy a groom of the stool and a wool dyer. If you really want to get ahead become an executioner Come along and see if you fancy a change of…

10
SEP
Deptford Creek Low Tide Walk
Creekside Discovery Centre

Our hugely popular monthly public low tide walks give you a different perspective of London and urban wildlife. Led by our conservationist with 30 years experience we guarantee you some good clean muddy fun Expeditions last about two hours and…

16
SEP
Dronfield Hall Barn Medieval Festival
Dronfield Hall Barn

Dronfield Hall Barn holds its very first medieval festival on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. The event will be headlined by an appearance from the renowned medieval society Knights in Battle. Come and experience how life was in the…

17
SEP
Combe Mill in Steam
Combe Mill

Combe Mill in SteamSun 17th September 2017Theme: ‐ Country Crafts & SkillsEnjoy our displays of country skills and crafts at this steam and water‐powered late 19th CenturySawmill and Workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate.Our…

20
SEP
Penny Lecture
Morley College

King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hoodgreedy cowardly despicable and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend Was he truly a monster or a capable ruler cursed by…

24
SEP
Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth
The House at Shuttleworth

Richard purchased his first vintage car the 1898 Panhard Levassor which he ran in the Brighton Run around the same time as he bought his first aircraft the DH60X Moth G‐EBWD in which he learned to fly. Both of which…

28
SEP
In Conversation with Philippa Gregory
Senate House, Beveridge Hall

Philippa Gregory will join Senate House Library in conversation with Professor Christopher Cook to discuss the impact of the Reformation on the female characters she researches for her books. About Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when…

29
SEP
What's it worth - Antiques Talk and Valuations
Look and Sea Centre

As well as being Eastbournes only licensed sight‐seeing guide Harry Pope is also something of an amateur expert on antiques. His amusing talk includes some of the good and bad buys he has made despite the best advice from his…

03
OCT
EUROPA 1: Spain + Portugal
Royal Institute of British Architects

SPAINAntn Garca‐Abril and Dbora Mesa Molina are architects and principals of Ensamble Studio a cross‐functional firm established in 2000 currently based in Madrid and Boston.Based in Barcelona MAIO is an architectural office that works on spatial systems that allow theoretical…

06
OCT
Autumn Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden

This walk will cover seasonal plants the gardens architectural delights the history of the garden and its recent restoration project and future development plans along with an opportunity to chat to the Head Gardener over lunch.Highlights include Autumn leaf colour…

07
OCT
Southern Re-enactment Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

If you have an interest in history you will find this fascinating. This unusual market features the crafts‐folk and traders who supply the growing re‐enactors and live‐action market. From Roman sandals to WW2 weaponryeverything you never knew you…

17
OCT
David Starkey Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer
Wycombe Swan

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against…

25
OCT
Norman Knights in the Keep
Arundel Castle

As the Castle celebrates its 950th anniversary Raven Tor Living History Group returns to the origins of Arundel Castle portraying the men and women of the 12th century. An opportunity for visitors to meet Norman Knights and Ladies see the…

28
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolron Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society.Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in…

29
OCT
Talk: Franks Furniture Collection
The House at Shuttleworth

The House has a range of beautiful features and over the years has housed equally interesting items large and small. Discover the history of Frank Shuttleworth and his collection of unique furniture within The House with a talk led by…

31
OCT
Halloween Southampton Ghost Tour
Outside Tudor House

Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour.Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts…

10
NOV
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
The NEC, Birmingham

Enjoy the Meguiars Club Showcase vote in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership take a Dream Ride from the Sporting Bears garage or buy your next classic car or bike in the Silverstone Auctions two‐day sale. Theres also the Wheeler…

12
NOV
A Salute To The Forties
The Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

A Salute To The Forties is the ultimate 1940s tribute show transporting you back in time to the 40s with flags bunting and webbing in true variety show fashion packed full of stars from the 40s artists such as George…

26
NOV
Talk: The History of Old Warden Park
The House

This colourful talk will bring to life the history of Old Warden Park led by The House and Parkland manager Amanda Done.Ticket price includes entry to The House and teacoffee on arrival. This event is suitable for ages 16. Advance…

26
NOV
Afternoon Tea (November)
The House at Shuttleworth

Treat yourself to a wonderful home‐baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing with room stewards on hand to tell you more…

01
DEC
Dunster by Candlelight Break
Yarn Market Hotel

Stay in Dunster for this very special weekend where Dunster steps back in time the streets are closed to traffic the village lit by candlelight with shops open late a candlelit parade street entertainers carol singing brass bands morris dancers…

08
DEC
Festive Visit to the Castle Break
Yarn Market Hotel

A 2 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break to include a festive Christmas lights illuminated gardens evening visit to Dunster Castle admission to the castle and grounds and a tour of Dunster working water mill.…

24
DEC
Christmas in Dunster
Yarn Market Hotel

Enjoy a traditional Christmas in the medieval village of Dunster. Full board break including Gala Dinners on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day traditional Christmas lunch and evening buffet supper. A programme of activities is on offer throughout the break or…

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society.Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in…

04
FEB
Cambodia Challenge
Cambodia

Lying in the heart of old Indochina the small country of Cambodia is home to dazzling green rice‐paddies and jungle dotted with temples and ruins villages of thatched stilted houses and small towns where Buddhist temples nestle amongst graceful French…

Updated: 17/08/2017 16:43:42