Heritage Open Days are here again

Fri 4th September 2020
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England’s national heritage festival is going ahead between Friday 11th - Sunday 13th September, and Beverley and Hull will, as over past years, be offering an exciting programme of events.

In Beverley there are 22 events this year all clustered in one busy weekend. The national theme is ‘Hidden Nature’ so we are opening a number of private, some even secret, walled gardens near the town centre, most of which you will never have seen or even have guessed were there. 

Some public buildings including churches, the Friary, the Guildhall, Freemasons’ Hall and the famous and ancient inn The Monks’ Walk will open, all with carefully designed Covid-19 precautions following government guidelines.

For the mainly outdoor events, this includes limited numbers, one way systems and social distancing as we have tried to make our visits as safe as they could possibly be. We really hope you can join us – it’s free admission everywhere.

The Heritage Open Days are run by Beverley Civic Society members who are immensely grateful to all those who help, especially the owners who have generously agreed to open their properties, and City of Culture volunteers who act as stewards.

Look for the open sites marked by the pink H, balloons and bunting. There is a cluster of ten gardens in North Bar Without, New Walk, York Road and other open gardens in Newbegin, Keldgate and Highgate.  All gardens will be open between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. 

For further details of all the events, including 3 online ‘visits’, please visit the Heritage Open Days website or the Beverley Civic Society website.

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