Winchester Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days 2017 took place Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September, and here in Winchester thanks to the many event organisers, guides, volunteers and festival supporters we had more than 70 events and venues open for free. There were workshops, artists’ studios, historical archives, guided tours, lectures, vintage buses and cars, hidden gardens, historic buildings and even cider and gin tastings. We have now taken off line our 2017 listings but over the forthcoming weeks and months we will be sharing some of the highlights from the festival.

Next year’s festival takes place 13th to 16th September 2018, and we are already planning it! To be kept up to date on our plans for 2018, as well as to receive advance notice of other events and festival tickets do sign up to receive our email updates. You can also follow our Facebook page or join us on Instagram and Twitter.

Heritage Open Days are an opportunity to discover hidden treasures, that tell stories of our past – and maybe reveal insights into our future

Karen Fitzsimmons, Owner of Stardust Years in Winchester

Our church buildings are witness to the faithful presence of God, and story-keepers of the life of the communities they continue to serve. Although many are open daily, Heritage Open Days are a chance to see some really special ones.

Revd. Karen Kousseff Area Dean, Winchester Deanery