Heritage Open Days (HODs) was established in 1994 as England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days and has since grown into the country’s largest heritage festival with over 40,000 volunteers every September helping to run 5000 events across the country. HODs are an amazing opportunity to discover hidden places in England and to try out new experiences – and remember all of which are FREE to explore!

In 2016 Winchester held its most successful ‘HODs’ to date, with over 40 events taking place across Winchester and the surrounding area. A big thank you again to every volunteer and organisation who helped us celebrate locally our fantastic history, architecture and culture.

In 2017 Heritage Open Days will be taking place 7th to 10th September, and we hope will be even bigger and more diverse than 2016!

If you would like to get involved in 2017 or perhaps you know of a great ‘hidden place’ in Winchester or our surrounding villages and towns then do let us know. We’d love to hear from you. You can contact us in all sorts of ways – via our contacts page, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

This year’s events, a bit like this website, are in the early stages of development so for now make a note of the dates – 7th to 10th September 2017. We hope by the early Summer to have the events page up and running here. To make sure you hear the news first simply click on follow!