Heritage Open Days 2013
The Judge's Lodgings, Lancaster
About Heritage Open Days
The annual Heritage Open Days is the country’s celebration of its rich architectural and cultural heritage. In 2013 this will take place over four days, 12 to 15 September.
Offering you free access to some interesting buildings of every age and style, ranging from castles to theatres, museums to town halls as well as other hidden gems which are not normally open to the public.
This is a chance to discover many hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours which bring to life the district's history and culture.
If you would like to take part this year or would like to suggest a venue telephone 01524 582420 further information or visit www.heritage-open-days.org.uk to register.
More information will be available later.
Did you know that the Judges' Lodgings is the oldest town house in Lancaster and used to be the home of Thomas Covell, the famous witchfinder-general who played a part in the trials and imprisonment of the Lancashire Witches?
Buick at the Bradford to Morecambe Car Rally
Why not take the opportunity to step inside the fabulous Victorian Pavilion Theatre now known as the Winter Gardens in Morecambe or gaze over the fantastic array of classic bikes on show on Sunday, 9 September. Or take a trip to the quaint village of Heysham where you will find the remains of St Patrick's Chapel and see the ancient rock-hewn graves which are amongst the ruins.
There are a great number of things to do in the district - take in a guided walk of the city to learn all about Lancaster's fine buildings and industrial past or take a look inside the Masonic Lodge in Morecambe.
There will be FREE rides on the Morecambe Heritage open top bus - what better way to take in the best views across Morecambe bay - together with Art Deco tours leaving from the Platform.
As a special finale to this year's Heritage Open Days, the Bradford to Morecambe Historic Vehicle Rally will add a touch of style to event.
On Sunday, from10am onwards, historic cars from Bentleys to Buicks, will be arriving along the promenade in a spectacular cavalcade to the Arena where you can take a closer look at these classic vehicles.
For further information regarding telephone Morecambe’s award winning Visitor Information Centre 01524 582808.