HeritageEvents

24
MAY
Elsecar, Wentworth Woodhouse and the Fitzwilliams
Elsecar Heritage Centre

This talk by Dr Nigel Cavanagh is the culmination of many years research. It will tell the remarkable story of the people of Elsecar as it grew to be a thriving industrial estate village for Wentworth Woodhouse sharing the astonishing…

25
MAY
Cask Is King
The Real Mary King's Close

4th 11th 18th and 25th May 21.1522.45 Cask Is King is taking place every Thursday in May to celebrate Whisky Month Enjoy a guided tour through the dark streets of The Real Mary Kings Close where you will…

27
MAY
Castle Siege
Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle in West Sussex is to play host to a thrilling three‐day siege eventwhich will have visitors on tenterhooks throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend.It is 1485 and Richard III is King of England. Henry Tudor Earl…


27
MAY
The Battle of Lincoln Fair
Lincoln Castle

Sat 27thMon 29th MayEvent 11am4.30pm.Castle Attractions 10am5pm2017 marks the remarkable 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln Fair.This battle has been described as the most important conflict on English soil…

27
MAY
The Usher Gallery at 90
Usher Gallery

Enjoy a relaxed and entertaining evening and help us celebrate the 90th Birthday of The Usher Gallery.Tickets £12 per person to include music from the 1920s canapes and refreshments.The evening includes an illustrated talk by Dawn Herywood exploring highlights from…

27
MAY
Domesday Book
Lincoln Castle

Making a very special and rare appearance at Lincoln Castle is perhaps the most remarkable medieval document ever written and preservedKing William the Conquerors Great SurveyDomesday. Often referred to as the Domesday Book this document records…

27
MAY
May Bank Holiday Steamings
Didcot Railway Centre

On Steam Days visitors can view our collections of engines coaches wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.In addition you will be able to: Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind…

28
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday 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…

28
MAY
1795 Newcomen Engine Open Days and Demonstrations
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Come along discover the 1795 New Colliery and marvel at the Elsecar Great Engine built at the direction of Earl Fitzwilliam. The oldest steam engine still in its original location anywhere the engine is recognised to be one of the…

28
MAY
Guided Tours: The Earls Village of Iron and Coa
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Join our guides for a fascinating tour around the village. Discover what it meant to live and work in the Earls village of iron and coal. Imagine the power of the furnaces the bravery of our miners and grand splendour…

31
MAY
London History Day at the Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament

Visitors will have the chance to attend a free talk about the Elizabeth Tower by one of the clockmakers. Families visiting with children can take one of the London History themed family guided tours around Parliament.To mark the launch of…

01
JUN
History Day
Arundel Castle

Set within the upper grounds of Arundel Castle these family friendly History Days will be an opportunity to meet a variety of historical characters including a Knight Pirate and Medieval Surgeon.Visitors will also be able to enjoy a…

02
JUN
Heritage Talk: Buccleuch to the Block
Bowhill House and Country Estate

. To celebrate the rich history of Bowhill House a series of talks has been organised to take visitors on a fascinating journey through time.The five‐part series of talks will take place in Bowhills Theatreonce a game larder…

03
JUN
Living History Festival
Weald & Downland Living Museum

Scores of re‐enactors will be bringing the past to life with living history encampments military displays trades and crafts and historical demonstrations. Confirmed enactors include: Destrier and The Pastons The Ragged Victorians The Tudor Group Wardour Garrison Weorod Pelican‐in‐her‐Piety RAF…

03
JUN
Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail
Leighton Buzzard Railway (Buzzrail)

Explore the Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail.More than 30 ales and ciders from Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire will be available over the weekend.Saturday daytimebars at both ends of the line with steam trains running between the two to…

09
JUN
An Evening with Tom Chambers
The Princess Theatre and Art Centre

Tom is best known for his role as Sam Strachan in the BBC drama Holby City and Casualty and as Max Tyler in the BBC series Waterloo Road.He also won the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing.Venue: The…

10
JUN
Newby Hall Tractor Fest
Newby Hall & Gardens

Tractor Fest celebrates all things tractor as well as showcasing vintage Ford and other marque cars lorries stationary and steam engines crawlers and motorcycles from around the UK and abroad.The two‐day festival attracts more than 10000 visitors and…

10
JUN
Medieval Tales Minstrels, pilgrims and travellers
BourneHallMuseum Children's Club

From lowly beginnings the medieval jongleur became an indispensable entertainer who brought their stories of love and war to both castles and villages alike. They helped knit together the different classes and languages of society into a single national identity…

12
JUN
BACK TO THE FUTURE at Museum of Brands
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

The advertising industry is seemingly transformed beyond all recognition with programmatic buying targeted use of social media and even the incorporation of virtual reality into campaigns. But the modern era owes more the traditions and craft skills of previous generations…

12
JUN
Distinguished Lecture with Lord Peter Hennessy
The University of Birmingham

A keynote lecture delivered by historian crossbench peer and Brexit commentator Lord Hennessy.Peter Hennessy Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield is one of our best‐known most distinguished and most engaging and engaged contemporary historians. Before joining Queen Marys London in 1992 Lord…

17
JUN
4 Nations Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The Knights Squires and Men‐at‐Arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will face off in a Medieval Foot Tournament representing the nations of England France Poland and Denmark. With competitions using a variety of weapons the free‐style fighting of the…

18
JUN
COMBE MILL in STEAMSun18th June2017Theme
Combe Mill in Steam

COMBE MILL in STEAMSun18th June2017Theme:Barn Engines and Horticultural Machinery & Tractors Vintage and ClassicWe will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this restored Sawmill and…

18
JUN
Museums Alive
Lincoln Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Museums Alive returns this June See demonstrations on the Eagle Printing Press and in the Victorian Kitchen and Chemist. Well also be running the Traditional Sweet Shop selling your childhood favourites old and new. You may even see a Victorian…

21
JUN
Life on the Home front in World War 2
BourneHall Museum Home Education Group

As the sandbags were piled high and barrage balloons filled the sky children were evacuated away from their families to the safety of the distant countryside while Britain withstood the relentless Nazi attacks. See examples of what could fall out…

22
JUN
Behind the Scenes of Tales of the Wedding Dress
Cannon Hall Museum

Meet the curator for an in‐depth and exclusive look at this stunning exhibition at Cannon Hall Museum.Find out how the exhibition was created and curated and get up close and personal with these beautiful costumes. Discover the productions…

24
JUN
Talk: Highlights from the Prescot Archives
Prescot Parish Church Meeting Room

Lin Rice and Dan Copley take us on a fascinating journey through some of our Lancashire towns historical treasures from the Knowsley Archives.Tickets can be purchased online via www.prescotfestival.co.uk or from Poco Coffee 30 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QJ.Part of…

27
JUN
Multiple Modernities
Royal Institute of British Architects

Mies van der Rohe is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture however his work can only be found in the West; North America and Western Europe.This talk will explore multiple readings of modernism through a non‐Western…

29
JUN
RHS Talk: First-rate Perennials with Val Bou
Borde Hill Garden

Val will identify some of the best performers in the garden whilst highlighting a selection of her personal favourites explaining why each is such a good plant.Val writes for The Daily Telegraph Saga Magazine and many others. She also judges…

07
JUL
Scandalous Marriage of George IV Talk
Cannon Hall Museum

Join us for this over 18s only evening to hear tales from actress Catherine Curzon on the marriage of George IV and his wife. It has everything and is a perennially popular topic with its illegitimate children scheming mistresses and…

08
JUL
Discover Dahls archives
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Event detailsTimes: 12.00pm 1.00pm 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 workshop.Age: recommended for 8 years to adult. Under 8s will…

14
JUL
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…

15
JUL
Norman Knights Tournament
Arundel Castle

12th century Knights and Crusaders will meet in preparation for the long journey to the Holy Land. A tournament of foot combat will be held on the upper grounds of Arundel Castle set beneath the 12th century Keep and oldest…

16
JUL
COMBE MILL in STEAMSunday 16th July2017
Combe Mill

COMBE MILL in STEAMSunday 16th July2017 Theme:‐Vintage & Classic Wheels at CombeWe will be running all of our steam and water powered machinery in this Late 19th Centuryrestored Sawmill and…

16
JUL
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…

18
JUL
Fanny Price and Emma Woodhouse Literary Talk
Cannon Hall Museum

We celebrate the life of the world renowned English author Jane Austen on the 200th Anniversary of her death.Join Marilyn Joice of The Northern Branch of the Jane Austen Society and an expert on this World renowned author in this…

18
JUL
Jane Austen and Marriage Fact or Fiction Talk
Cannon Hall Museum

We celebrate the life of the world renowned English author Jane Austen on the 200th Anniversary of her death.Join Marilyn Joice of The Northern Branch of the Jane Austen Society and an expert on this World renowned author in this…

20
JUL
Workshop: Collection Photography
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR…

21
JUL
Summer Walk & Lunch with the Head Gardener
The Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth

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 herbaceous planting and…

25
JUL
Joust Week
Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle in West Sussex is set to play host to the worlds longest international jousting competition with top challengers from across the globe taking part in its spectacular Jousting and Medieval Tournament WeekDestrier Pro HE Ltd will be returning…

28
JUL
Festival of the Garden: The Culture of Place
Charleston

Set in a marquee in Charlestons glorious summertime gardens join us for two days of events curated by landscape designer and eight times Chelsea Gold Medallist Tom Stuart‐Smith. Talks by leading landscape designers gardeners and historians gardening demonstrations and workshops.…

29
JUL
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
The Grange School

The Societys Open Day is Buckinghamshires major family history event. Its the day when all of the Societys research libraries will be available in one place including the Buckinghamshire names database containing well over five million entries taken from parish…

30
JUL
Talk: Priceless Paintings at The House
The House at Shuttleworth

Ticket price includes entry to The House and teacoffee on arrival. This event is suitable for ages 16. Advance booking required.Attendees may also book for Afternoon Tea see ticket options below.Event Timings:Arrive: 10.30 for refreshmentsTalk: 11.00‐12.00Book Online:Talk£9.95Talk with…

03
AUG
Hurricane Heritage Photography Day
Shuttleworth Aerodrome

Ever wanted to sit in the cockpit of a 1940s Hawker Hurricane Based at The Shuttleworth Collection Hurricane R4118 is widely regarded as one of the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War.Book…

13
AUG
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…

16
AUG
Invertebrate Walk
The Swiss Garden

For those who enjoy the natural world a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland in search of interesting specimens from the invertebrate world. Try your hand at pond‐dippingFeaturing a nature table and display from the Bedfordshire Natural…

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.…

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