Heritage Open Days 2020
Friday, 11th September 2020
Multiple locations including online
The annual Heritage Open Days festival will be taking place across the country between 11- 20 September. As well as in-person events, this year’s festival will also include online events for the first time.
The theme of this year’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) is Hidden Nature, which offers an opportunity to discover the natural heritage that exists on our doorsteps, as well as the built heritage. Areas of the countryside that aren’t normally accessible to the public will be opened up, and special events will reveal the hidden history of not just our natural landscapes, but also our gardens, green spaces and urban parks. Sheffield’s HODs programme includes several examples of ‘hidden nature’ for you to explore: from Broomhill library’s ‘hidden garden’ and the rich history of the Loxley Valley, to the quirky riverside garden of the Gardeners Rest pub. You will be surprised at the wonderful examples of hidden nature within our city.
The Sheffield HODs programme is coordinated by Sheffield Civic Trust who produce the local brochure listing all the events happening across our region.
Despite the challenges presented by Covid, many local heritage organisations have worked hard to put on events this year so please give these your support.