Take a closer look at Britain's heritage
Thursday 03 September 2009
A street in Brighton will host the launch of Heritage Open Days 2009, Britain’s biggest and most diverse celebration of architecture, history and culture.
Over 4,000 places across the country are opening their doors for free which takes place between 10th and 13th September 2009.
Brighton’s My House My Street initiative, the focus for this year’s launch, has seen home owners from the vibrant North Laines area researching the history of their street, as well as the people and families who lived there over a 100 year period.
This year for the first time, Heritage Open Days is being run by English Heritage who stepped in to rescue it when the previous organisers, the Civic Trust went into administration earlier this year.
Barbara Follett, Minister for Culture, said: “Heritage Open Days gives everyone the chance, without paying any admission fees at all, to get a glimpse of life behind the scenes of their well-known local institutions. This is a very interesting and enjoyable activity and this year we expect more than a million people to take advantage of this marvellous opportunity to get to know parts of Britain’s rich and varied heritage better."
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 4 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
£32K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Dining Room Head Chef to work for one of ...
£27K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Pastry Sous Chef / Experienced Pastry Che...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...
£24800 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of London's leading Muse...