Thursday 2 August 2012

September 2012 Heritage Open Days

The Heritage Open Days' website lists seventeen places in Bedfordshire that will be open on various dates from 7 to 10 September.  For some sites these days are in addition to normal opening; for most sites tours or events have been organised by local societies. 

This would be a good opportunity -
  • to see some local churches, including St Andrew's Church Biggleswade
  • to see Keeper's Cottage  and Queen Anne's Summerhouse both on the Shuttleworth Estate at Old Warden, opened by the Landmark Trust
  • to explore Bedford with local experts on guided walks,
  • to visit the library of John Bunyan's Museum in Bedford which is normally only open to researchers,

and, for garden historians and enthusiasts, to visit Luton Hoo's Walled Garden laid out originally by Capability Brown.
 (photo from CPRE website, c Barry Halton)

Before visiting, check the Heritage Open Days' site for the full list and opening times (not all places are open each day).

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