The countdown is on to Bath & North East Somerset’s Heritage Open Week 2015, with various events taking place during October half-term (24th October – 1st November) across the city.
Local attractions across the area will host special events, tours, talks, food tastings and much more. All events are free for local residents with a Discovery Card.
Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Heritage Open Week has now been running for more than 30 years.
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Heritage Open Week celebrates the amazing range of things you can see and do in Bath & North East Somerset.
“There are more than 100 special events and activities over half-term, and all are free to residents with a Discovery Card.”
This year 24 venues are taking part, with events for all ages and interests, including:
- Investigate what the Romans ate and find out about some of their special dishes at the Roman Baths.
- Design your own spacecraft using Lego at the Herschel Museum of Astrology.
- Visit the Mayor’s Parlour and discover 800 years of history – including the city’s royal charters, gold, silver and sword.
- Explore the grounds of the American Museum and meet ghosts from America’s past on the family Haunted Story Trail.
- Join a Junior Writers’ Lab for budding novelists at the Victoria Art Gallery.
- Discover the exciting collections at St John’s Local History Store, and find out about the pests that want to attack it.
For full listings, download the Heritage Open Week brochure at www.bathnes.gov.uk/openweek.