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Exeter Heritage Open Days starts tomorrow

Exeter Heritage Open Days

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:18am

Some of Exeter's most fascinating buildings are set to open their doors to the public free of charge for Heritage Open Days.

Starting on Friday (13 September), Heritage Open Days runs until Sunday 22 September, showcasing many venues that are not usually open to the public or otherwise charge an entry fee. 

Now in its 25th year, Heritage Open Days offers up a unique opportunity to explore these sometimes hidden, often curious, and always interesting places.  This year, 49 properties or events will be taking place throughout the city, with 100 separate openings.

Time travel to medieval Dartmoor during Heritage Open Days 2019. Photo: Dartmoor National Park authority

Time travel to medieval Dartmoor during Heritage Open Days 2019

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:07am

Dartmoor National Park is pleased to once again take part in England’s largest festival of history and culture and will be shedding a light on how people lived in the 14th Century.

From 13-22 September 2019 the Heritage Open Days festival returns to Dartmoor with a packed programme of medieval-themed activities. Every September places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.

This is your chance to try out new experiences - and they're free!

Get involved

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National Lottery Award money used for exciting new ‘Virtual Heritage Project’

Authored by ClaireRowe
Posted: Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:34am

After winning £5,000 in prize money from the National Lottery Awards in September 2018, the Heritage Ability (HA) team are planning to use the money to fund an exciting new project. The project aims to help partner heritage sites to develop and deliver 360 degree images and films to enhance the accessibility of their sites.

The decision comes after several months of discussions with our panel of volunteers (with lived experience of disability), to decide on a good way to spend the prize money.

Curious About Exeter

Event Date: 
01/01/2019 - 10:00am to 31/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

Heritage destinations in Devon now accessible for deaf people

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:19am

For the first time ever, a cluster of tourist destinations in Devon have developed British Sign Language videos (BSL), enabling the Deaf community to have meaningful and engaging experiences with their heritage like never before.

Just in time for Deaf Awareness Week, Seaton Wetlands, Seaton Jurassic, Kents Cavern and National Trust Killerton are the four Devon locations that have so far created the videos in partnership with Heritage Ability.

Curious About Exeter?

Event Date: 
01/01/2018 - 9:00am to 31/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

Fallen Exeter brothers remembered

Authored by Robin Roper
Posted: Sat, 10/07/2017 - 3:19pm

Items relating to George Henry Baker of Exeter, who died on 10/10/1917 in the Great War, are being gifted to the Devon Heritage Centre after almost 100 years in the north of England.

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard open to visitors next weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:48am

The Dissenters Graveyard in Exeter will be open to visitors between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September as part of Heritage Open Days.

This is an opportunity to walk through the nearly restored graveyard and browse through the range of information on the histories of the Graveyard, of Dissent, of the monuments and the people associated with site.

At 2.30pm on Saturday, the West Gallery Quire in costume will sing hymns and psalm settings of the 18th and 19th Centuries.

New heritage posts speak of Newton Abbot’s history

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:07pm

Visitors to Newton Abbot can now listen and learn about significant events in the town’s history through new, energy efficient heritage posts.

Positioned by places of historical interest at St. Leonards Tower, one of Newton Abbot’s most recognisable landmarks, Passmore Edwards Library and Courtenay Park, opposite the town’s railway station, the three heritage posts came about through a partnership between Teignbridge District Council, Newton Abbot Town Council and Newton Abbot Museum.

Tim's film-making talents go global

Authored by lparks
Posted: Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:32am

The talents of a Devon film maker and branding expert are playing a key role in the development of a museum more than 7,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands.

Tim Roberts’ Fatcalf Media business has been working with the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust since 2014 when a chance meeting with the museum’s manager led to a contract to produce a film chronicling the 1982 Argentinean invasion through the eyes of islanders who were children at the time.

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