Sunday, 29 August 2010

Heritage Open Days return to Lancaster

Have you ever wanted to go inside the unused offices in Lancaster Railway Station or maybe had a desire to see Lancaster city centre from the clock tower at Lancaster Town Hall?

Perhaps you would like to go on a guided walk to learn all about Lancaster’s fine buildings and the city’s industrial past or take a look inside the Winter Gardens theatre, one of Morecambe’s most impressive buildings.

All these and many more will be available as part of the local contribution to Heritage Open Days, the country’s annual celebration of its rich architectural and cultural heritage, which takes place this year over the four days - Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th September 2010.

The promotion aims to give visitors free access to interesting properties, that are either not normally open to the public, or which usually charge for admission.

Every year, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to cathedrals, and this is a once a year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

All openings and events in the Lancaster area are free of charge and disabled access is available to at least parts of many of the included properties. 
 
• A leaflet containing details of property openings and special events in and around Lancaster and Morecambe is available from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres (telephone 01524 582394 or 01524 582808) and also from Lancaster City Council’s Customer Service Centres and participating properties.  It can be downloaded from www.lancaster.gov.uk/heritageopendays (click here to download direct, PDF forat)

• More information about nationwide events can be obtained from www.heritageopendays.org

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