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Annual celebration of Wirral’s history and heritage

Heritage Open Days are taking place across Wirral next month in what promises to be one of the biggest and best festivals of its type anywhere.

Always popular, some 70 historic sites round Wirral will be opened up to visitors for a special series of free events, including walks, talks and tours over an eight-day period between 13th and 22nd September 2019.

These will shine a spotlight on the peninsula’s heritage and provide an opportunity to visit buildings either not normally open to the general public or free access to properties that usually charge for admission.

Climb up a lighthouse. a windmill or a church tower, go underground into a WWII air raid shelter, hear about Wirral’s past on a guided walk – there is something for everyone and all of it free.

Heritage Open Days are a national initiative co-ordinated by the National Trust but supported by many heritage groups and through funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

As has become tradition, though nationally the festival only runs for only four days, such is the scale of the Wirral programme that our Heritage Open Days take place over eight days.

The Wirral programme is run entirely by volunteers and co-ordinated by Wirral History and Heritage Association, with support from Wirral Council.

A full colour brochure featuring all the scheduled events is available across the borough. Visit the WHHA website for further information.

Pre-booking is essential for many events, so people are advised to reserve a place as soon as possible.