More than 50 locked buildings across Warwick opening for Heritage weekend - The Leamington Observer

More than 50 locked buildings across Warwick opening for Heritage weekend

Ian Hughes 8th Sep, 2018   0

DOORS normally closed will be opening for Heritage Open Days over the next two weekends.

Some 50 buildings in Warwick district, which are not normally accessible to the public, will welcome visitors from September 6 to 9 and again from September 13 to 16.

New participants this year include Landor House in Warwick, the current home of King’s High School; together with the town’s newly refurbished Old Shire Hall and Judges’ House; and St Mary Immaculate RC Church where Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien was married.

There will also be a chance to take a First World War themed walk around Kenilworth, and the chance to see behind the scenes at Leamingtion’s Pump Rooms.

Many of the district’s churches will be open with volunteers on hand to show visitors around, and attractions including the Lord Leycester Hospital, Hill Close Gardens, Bagot’s Castle, Packwood House, and Baddesley Clinton will be offering free admission at limited times over the weekend.

Warwick District Council chairman Stephen Cross said: “As this year’s event takes place over two weekends, there is twice as much time for people to get out and about and discover a wealth of local history and better still, it’s all for free.”

A booklet listing all the venues taking part and opening times is available from libraries and visitor information centres. Further information is available on the heritage open days and Warwick District Council websites and social media sites.


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