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Heritage Open Days in Dorset

12 September 2019

Heritage Open Days return for 2019! Events are running from Friday 13th September until Sunday 22nd September.

Each year in September, thousands of volunteers unite, so doors can be opened to hidden places or places that are not often visited of which contain lots of heritage, history and culture.

Where many of the venues that are taking part are often close during the rest of the year, this is a great opportunity to explore the rich history and culture within.

Dorset is extremely popular for its historical and cultural roots, and as a result there are so many Heritage Open Days in Dorset to visit.

We'll introduce you to a couple:

Highcliffe Castle – Tour & Open Day

Highcliffe Castle is often referred to as the most important house that remains, of which containing a romantic and picturesque style of architecture.

Discover heritage from 1831 onwards with Highcliffe Castle open day.

Date and time: Wednesday 18th September, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

No booking required.

Highcliffe Castle

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

With over 200 years of Justice and injustice, Shire Hall opens its doors for the public to discover and explore the history within the cells – experience it for yourself.

Date and time: Sunday, 15 September 10:00am – 5:00pm.

No booking required.

Shire Hall

Many more venues across Dorset are holding open days. For some, ballot entry closed on August 9th, but lots of venues offer a no booking required policy. Take a look.

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