Heritage Open Days 2018

Heritage Open Days take place again in Chelmsford this September, bigger and better than ever.

This year, for the first time the festival will take place across two weekends in September – the 6th-11th and the 13-16th.

Hosted over ten days including both old favourites like Hylands House and Marriages Flour Mill alongside some new, never-opened-before venues.

In all there will be over thirty events, but here are some highlights:

  • · Two special talks on the theme of “Extraordinary Women” from both the First and Second World Wars.
  • · A special tour and talk on “King Johns Hunting Lodge” at Writtle University College.
  • · Book festival at Galleywood Heritage Centre featuring local authors.
  • · Guided tours of historical Danbury run by the Danbury Society.
  • · Open day at the Essex Police Museum.
  • · Special events run by the Stock & Buttsbury Heritage Centre.
  • · Guided Historical tours of the Cathedral
  • · Access permitted to Essex County Council Chamber with its magnificent art work
  • · Tours of the Anglia Ruskin University campus.
  • · New London Road Cemetery historical walk.
  • · Tours of the grounds of Pleshey Castle.
  • · The Little Baddow History Centre with fantastic cream teas for sale.
  • · A special Marconi Walk starting at the Hall Street factory and finishing inside the New Street factory.

All events are free but most of the talks and tours are bookable.

The Chelmsford Heritage Open Days events are co-ordinated by the Chelmsford Civic Society and sponsored by Chelmsford City Council and the National Trust.