Heritage Open Days

On this page you’ll find information about the annual Heritage Open Days (HODS). These last took place in September 2023 – ending on 17th of that month.

Heritage Open Days (HODS) is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers. Every year in September, thousands of people come together across England to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored, and histories brought to life. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all free.

Events can range from the opening of buildings, ‘behind the scenes’ tours, walks and talks. Many are arranged by volunteers and some by owners of the facilities concerned

You can visit the national HODS page here.

Our thanks to those who took part in 2023’s events. We hope that those who visited enjoyed HODS.

We’ll be posting details here of local events for the September 2024 HODS.

Please note that the civic society has no say on which properties are opened or events held.

If you are the owner of a building in the Chesterfield area interested in opening in 2024 you might liked to contact us for details of what’s involved.

Page last revised 18 September 2023.