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Heritage Open Days in Bath and North East Somerset

31st July 2017

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Local people and visitors are invited to explore Bath and North East Somerset’s fantastic heritage as venues across the area open their doors for Heritage Open Days (Thursday 7 September to Sunday 10 September 2017).

The nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture is a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all for free.

Councillor Paul Myers (Conservative Midsomer Norton Redfield) Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to see behind the scenes at venues that are normally closed to the public – from historic buildings to gardens and museum stores.”

There will be something for all ages and interests during the four-day celebration, for example:

See inside No. 4 The Circus and explore its beautifully restored Georgian garden – the first of its kind in Britain

Take a tour of the archives and new Local Studies strongroom at the recently refurbished Bath Record Office

Visit Cleveland Pools and learn about plans for the restoration of this Grade II listed pool – the oldest open air public pool in the country

Follow the Widcombe Chapel Trail to discover ancient churches, outstanding architecture and fascinating cemeteries

See inside the home of Haile Selassie at Fairfield House, an Italianate Victorian villa with an Arts and Crafts extension

Explore archaeological finds from Keynsham, including Roman and Medieval objects, at Pixash Lane Archaeology Store

Visit the historic Saltford Brass Mill, complete with a working 18-foot water wheel

Head to Midsomer Norton Station to explore the Railway Museum, Anderson shelter and pill box

Opening dates and times vary. For more information visit www.romanbaths.co.uk/events/heritageopendays.

For information about the national event visit  www.heritageopendays.org.uk.

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