Welcome to Winchester’s favourite heritage festival!

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th September 2020

It's fun, IT’s fabulous and it is all FREE!

Every September, supported by Winchester College and other local organisations, local volunteers organise over 100 events to celebrate our fantastic history, architecture and cultural heritage. Whether you and your family live in Winchester or further afield this is your chance to discover hidden places, hear fascinating and unusual stories, learn new skills and try out new experiences.

In 2019 we celebrated Heritage Open Day’s 25th anniversary with 145 FREE events, including guided walks, expert talks, live music and theatre as well as new buildings opening their doors. There is always something for every age and every interest in our festival programme. If you attended the 2019 festival we would love to know what you think, you can share your feedback anonymously via our online survey.

The 2019 festival finished on 22nd September 2019, and the tiny team who work behind the scenes - organising the programme, managing this website and our social media, finding funding and volunteers - are now taking a short break! However by early October we plan to have issued our next newsletter, and in November (assuming we find new office space and full time administrative support) we will start planning 2020! So why not sign up below and stay in touch.