Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

Heritage Open Days 2023 – 8th-17th September. Look at https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Local events (courtesy of Aileen Thompson)


On Saturday 9 September

Little Moreton Hall 11am -5pm

St Michael’s & All Angel’s Church Macclesfield 10 am – 3pm

St Helen’s Northwich [ CW9 5PB] 10am till 2pm and also Thursday 14  11am – 12noon and 16th 10 am till 12noon.

Crewe Heritage Fair 10am till 3.30pm

Macclesfield Town Hall 10.30am – 2.30pm

On Sunday 10 September

Stretton Water Mill Tilston [SY14 7HS]12 noon – 5pm

Walton Hall Warrington [WA4 6SN] 11.00am – 4pm

Wilmslow History Tours must be pre booked Jon Kelly 01625 250881 email [email protected] from 1st August. Every day from Sunday 10th till Sat 16th at 11am 2 hours duration meet Bank Square.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September

Quarry Bank Mill 2 events

Unwrapping Quarry Bank both days 10.30am till 5pm

Exploring family history with FMP team on Sunday between 11am and 3 pm

Murgatroyd’s Brine Pumps both days from 12noon till 4pm


Saturday 9th September

Stoke Minster , Glebe Street 10 am till 2pm

Saturday and Sunday 9th +10th September

Brindley’s Mill Leek 2pm till 5pm [Sainsbury’s car park recommended]

V&A Wedgewood Barlaston both days 10am -4pm

Ford Green Hall Sunday 10th 11am till 3pm

Etruria Industrial Museum both days 11am till 4.30pm

Stafford Town Park Pop Up History Exhibition Saturday 11am till 4pm, Sunday 12noon till 4pm

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Tours Saturday and Sunday 9th & 10am till 4 pm  10th and also 16th & 17th Booking vis Eventbrite from 21 August

Potteries Heritage Society Guided Walks contact Andy Perkin 07989 141910 email [email protected]

Sun 10 Sept 10am till 12noon Exploring Hugh Henshalls Longton

Mon 11 Sept 11am – 12 noon William Bakers Fenton

Thurs 14 Sept 2pm – 4pm A R Woods Burslem

Moorcroft Heritage Art Potters Wed 13 to Fri 15th tours at 10.30am and 2 .30pm

Biddulph Grange Garden Fri 15 and Saturday 16th September 10am – 5pm

Saturday 16th September

Trentham Parish Church Dukes of Sutherland connection] 11am – 4pm

Phoenix Works 10am – 2pm bottle oven tours contact Andy Perkin  07989 141910