Preston Heritage Open Days launch virtual activities throughout September

Posted on - 10th September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, History, Parks, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, What's On in Preston
Avenham Park in autumn Pic: Tony Worrall
Take a virtual walk around Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

This year Preston Heritage Open Days (HOD) is going online as well as onsite as part of the free annual national festival celebrating local historic buildings and heritage.


From Friday 11 to Sunday 20 September, online events will be available via the listings on the Heritage Open Days website  as well as a few places to visit in person.

Several of the regular Preston HOD sites are putting online digital tours and exhibitions.

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Take a virtual look round Fulwood Barracks with Lancashire Infantry Museum, take to the virtual stage with Preston Playhouse and explore UCLan’s Campus from the comfort of your sofa.

Online, you can stroll round Avenham and Miller Parks and discover hidden corners of the parks.

Tread the boards of Preston Playhouse online

Lancashire Archives are celebrating their 80th anniversary with a Twitter display of treasures from the collection and news of their COVID-19 collection, and the 45th anniversary of their Bow Lane building with a discovery point on their gates.

UCLan’s Special Collections hold a fascinating archive of temperance material, and have digitised early Temperance magazines as well as providing a virtual exhibition.

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Preston Central Methodist Church was planning to open for the first time this year, but instead has created a 360 degree view of the church interior.

For the past few years, Broughton village has has welcomed visitors to the Church Cottage museum. It’s too small to open this year, but the parish council are offering an online talk about the village that was for centuries on the main road north from Preston, together with two walking trails to download.

Find virtual events in your local area below

Because of the ever evolving COVID-19 situation, Preston HOD is asking visitors to check for last-minute changes before setting out for any onsite events. A cancellation notification will be added to the HOD listings and tweeted on @PrestonHODs.

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Will you be taking part in any Preston Heritage Days? Tell us more in the comments below.

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