Local people and visitors are invited to explore Bath and North East Somerset’s fantastic heritage as venues across the area open their doors for Heritage Open Days (Thursday 7 September to Sunday 10 September 2017).
The nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture is a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all for free.
Councillor Paul Myers (Conservative Midsomer Norton Redfield) Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to see behind the scenes at venues that are normally closed to the public – from historic buildings to gardens and museum stores.”
There will be something for all ages and interests during the four-day celebration, for example:
- See inside No. 4 The Circus and explore its beautifully restored Georgian garden – the first of its kind in Britain
- Take a tour of the archives and new Local Studies strongroom at the recently refurbished Bath Record Office
- Visit Cleveland Pools and learn about plans for the restoration of this Grade II listed pool – the oldest open air public pool in the country
- Follow the Widcombe Chapel Trail to discover ancient churches, outstanding architecture and fascinating cemeteries
- See inside the home of Haile Selassie at Fairfield House, an Italianate Victorian villa with an Arts and Crafts extension
- Explore archaeological finds from Keynsham, including Roman and Medieval objects, at Pixash Lane Archaeology Store
- Visit the historic Saltford Brass Mill, complete with a working 18-foot water wheel
- Head to Midsomer Norton Station to explore the Railway Museum, Anderson shelter and pill box
Opening dates and times vary. For more information visit www.romanbaths.co.uk/events/heritageopendays.
For information about the national event visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.