Heritage Open Days Celebrates Astounding Inventions


9th-18th September 2022

Heritage Open Days (HODs), England’s largest festival of history and culture, returns in September 2022. This year, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, HODs is celebrating Astounding Inventions up-and-down the country. Each year, places in England throw open their doors and give people the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences for free.

Join us in celebrating England's rich history of invention, industry, and innovation with our 2022 theme Astounding Inventions. Whether it’s transporting visitors back to the industrial revolution, examining the inventions that power our daily lives, highlighting the legacy of a local inventor, or showcasing cutting-edge innovations - this year we are inviting organisations and individuals within the sector to showcase the diverse tapestry of English inventions that make our world go around.

For further information, and to get registered as an organiser, visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/organising

You can download our full theme pack for further information on Astounding Inventions here:


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