Heritage Open Days – 8th – 11th Sept

From 8-11 September 2016, thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free.

Hexham is no exception and Hexham Civic Society has teamed up with Hexham Abbey and Building Archaeologist  Peter Ryder (who spoke at our AGM in June) to open up a tour of the Secrets of The Abbey House. Information on the Abbey House tour and how to book is here.

Other secrets to be seen in Hexham as part of this set of events include a walking tour to the House of Correction; Core Music; the Abbey Bell Tower; the Forum Cinema Projector Room and Treasures of Hexham Abbey. Information on the wider area’s Heritage Open Day events is here.



Heritage Open Days will be taking place nationally and locally from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th of September 2014. Heritage sites will open their doors for free to reveal their hidden historical gems.

Heritage Open Days is in its 20th year and is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event. Attractions include bus trails, photography exhibitions, tours, walks and talks that bring to life local history and culture.

The aim is for all residents and visitors to discover some of the county’s hidden heritage treasures, for free. This is part of a national dedication to England’s architecture and heritage. Hexham open days are as below but please see here for Northumberland’s broader list of openings. (more…)