Heritage Open Day
- Website: www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Visitors have a unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of sometimes hidden, often curious and always interesting properties, including follies, contemporary buildings, churches, factories, tunnels, temples, offices, private homes, industrial sites, castles, windmills and town halls, that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Also included are tours, events and activities that focus on local architecture and culture including guided walks, concerts, re-enactment, trails, role-plays and children's activities. The event, which has been running since 1994 after it was established as England's contribution to European Heritage Days, is organised by volunteers and is England's biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event. The event now operates in 49 countries and in the UK there are four other schemes that open up the doors to places in September. These are Open House London, Doors Open Days in Scotland, Open Doors Days in Wales and European Heritage Days in Northern Ireland.
- National Trust: Mount Stewart House, Garden And Temple Of The Winds, Newtownards
- National Trust: Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough
Sat 14 Sep
Free, plus admission, £6.63, child £3.31, family £16.59 / 028 4278 8387