Heritage Open Days 2012
17 September 2012
Heritage Open Days celebrates its most successful year ever - 2012 sees the greatest number of events and record visitor numbers for Britain's biggest heritage festival.
Heritage Open Days celebrates its 18th year in considerable style last weekend, with hundreds of thousands of people turning out to a record number of events around England. Oxford, which hosted over 200 events, saw an astonishing 60,000 people over the four days, with one-day events faring just as well.
Over the four-day Heritage Open Days weekend, 4,649 events took place in every region of England. Some 66 theatres opened their doors, along with 78 libraries, 57 cemetries, 23 factories, 16 windmills, 12 historic vessels and 6 tunnels.
"The huge success of the Heritage Open Days weekend is proof that history is not something just to be learnt in classrooms or from books," says Loyd Groosman, Patron of Heritage Open Days. "Opening up so many historic places gives people a chance to see and experience their local history, something that makes Heritage Open Days unique."
So, if you are interested in registering for next year's event in 2013, the dates are confirmed as 12-15 September, and registration will open in mid-March. NHS-UK will be sure to keep you informed.