Following the news of the death of the UKs longest serving monarch Her Majesty The Queen, and after careful consideration, from Friday 9 September, events at Heritage Open Days (HODs) will continue until Sunday 18 September. As England’s largest festival of history and culture, HODs will offer people a chance to come together and mark all that is good about their communities.


It is a grassroots festival, delivered by thousands of extraordinary individuals and organisations. We will support our event organisers to do what feels right for them, whether that is running their events as planned, or cancelling their activities.

Visitors are encouraged to check for the latest information about events. Listings will be regularly updated throughout the festival.

A leader of integrity and a source of pride and inspiration for generations of people around the world, she’ll be deeply missed.