Heritage Open Days (HODs) provides the general public with amazing opportunities to discover new places and explore Hampshire’s incredible history, architecture, gardens and heritage. It also gives a real boost to the local economy and enables businesses, charities, educational establishments and heritage organisations to showcase their venues, services and products!
Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. Here in Winchester this will be the sixth year that it has been centrally coordinated and promoted by a small team of volunteers. You can enjoy this 10 day festival for FREE from wherever you live in the world. Digital events will include pre-recorded walks and talks, live streaming of lectures, and specially commissioned films and audio. In-person events include walking tours, and the opportunity to access parts of Winchester that are normally closed to the public.
This year’s fantastic theme is Edible England – from woodland foraging to factory floor, forgotten recipes to regional delicacies, and we’re asking our festival community to explore the past, present, and future of our culinary heritage and culture. In addition to celebrating food and drink this year, there will also be the usual opportunity to enjoy and explore Hampshire incredible history, architecture and heritage, so make sure you save the dates!