Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 19 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 20 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 222 more dates until 1 May 2015

Sittingbourne's Mediaeval Mops Fair

Celebrate the vast history of SIttingbourne by taking part in this re-created 16th century fair, with the buildings getting a good medieval dress-up. Expect food and drink, music, theatre, a fun fair and more.

Sittingbourne High Street

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01795 426081

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Adams Antiques Fair

More than 140 dealers in fine antiques all under one roof.

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 21 Sep

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Old Town Tales

Donald Smith introduces John Fee – master of the Royal Mile and storyteller – for a workshop about urban storytelling in Scotland.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Chester Christmas Market

Seventy wooden chalets offering crafts, clothing, jewellery, giftware and local food and drink, plus a special Champagne Lanson White Label bar.

Town Hall Square, Chester

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 14 Dec back to top

Afternoon Tea on the 14.05 Steam Train

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the 14.05 steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee. Booking is essential.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 20 Sep

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 21 Sep

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 27 Sep

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30
…and 5 more dates until 12 Oct

Antiques Roadshow

Raid the attic and dust off your priceless heirlooms, the experts are in town to make you a millionaire! (Or just reveal that your great aunty Margaret was had by the antiques dealer back in 1932.)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Archaeology Day

A day of short guided walks and fun activities based around Iron Age life in Holyrood Park. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Autumn Steam Gala

Weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives and coaches.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Burning the Circle – Bronze Age Festival

An examination and celebration of Bronze Age Arran with boat building, fire-lighting, demonstrations, craftwork and historical talks.

Brodick Castle & Country Park, Isle Of Arran

Sat 27 Sep

Main event free with Brodick Country Park entry / 0844 493 2152

  • 11:00 – 23:00

Sun 28 Sep

Main event free with Brodick Country Park entry / 0844 493 2152

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Call of the Sea

An exhibition focusing on North Berwick harbour and the history of the fishing industry. Learn about the dangers of life at sea and the development of more sustainable fishing practices through real life stories, videos and artifacts. There's also the chance to meet Cap’n Salty Sea Dog, fisherman in residence, who hosts…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Sat 4 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 6 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 41 more dates until 16 Nov

Carnegie Treasures

An exhibition charting Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 30 Nov

Countryside Walk

Guided walk of all the secret parts of the estate. Booking is essential.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell

Tue 23 Sep

£3.50 / 01629 812855

  • 10:30

Crossing Points

A workshop led by Kathleen MacInnes and Fiona Hunter who take participants on a journey to learn about the country's vocal traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Cùil Lodair Wargames Fair

Learn about the tactics used in the Battle of Culloden, plus weapon demonstrations.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, Inverness

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0844 493 2159

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Doon the Watter

Discover how families have enjoyed the river for the past 50 years.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 269 more dates until 17 Jun 2015

Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of the Everyday

Contemporary works and displays celebrating the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Thu 18 Sep

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Fri 19 Sep

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sat 20 Sep

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 428 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 19 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 9 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 7 Dec

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Exploring Celtic Traditons with David Campbell

David Campbell leads a workshops in the Celtic storytelling traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Exploring Celtic Traditons with George Macpherson

Seoras Macpherson leads a workshop on storytelling – including the north west Skye traditions – and Gaelic culture.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Fife Family History Fair

A wide range of stalls and displays, including talks from history experts.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Sat 20 Sep

£20 / 01592 611101

First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Thu 18 Sep

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 19 Sep

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Sep

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 102 more dates until 31 Dec

Fortress Broughty Tour

Learn all about the castle's turbulent and battle-scarred history on this special tour. Not suitable for people with mobility problems.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 01382 436916

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Fri 19 Sep

Free

  • 11:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 11:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 11:00
…and 101 more dates until 31 Dec

Glasgow Style – City Walking Tour

A walking tour led by guides from the Glasgow School of Art taking you through the history of this most stylish city of art, architecture and design.

Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre and Shop, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:15

Sat 20 Sep

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:15

Sun 21 Sep

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:15
…and 14 more dates until 5 Oct back to top