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Heritage Open Days 2022 everything you explore in Preston

Posted on - 6th September, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Fylde News, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wyre News
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Heritage Open Days 2022 returns this month with a packed schedule of events and new experiences available for guests.

From Friday, 9 to Sunday, 18 September, Heritage Open Days will offer guests the chance to experience 29 events for free across ten days, with six new attractions for this year.

Preston Heritage Open Days is coordinated by Preston History Network, which brings together people and organisations researching and sharing local heritage – universities, museums, archives and societies.

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Avenham and Miller Park

The full line-up is below:

1922 Guild Pageant Revisited

Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. A day of talks about the history of the 1922 Preston Guild Pageant on Saturday 17 September.

An Updated History of Ashton Freehold Estate

Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire. Take a tour of a Victorian suburb created in Ashton-on-Ribble by a freehold land society, an early type of building society, on Tuesday 13 September and Sunday 18 September.

Avenham and Miller Parks – Heritage Walk

Avenham Walk, Avenham Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3TS. Avenham and Miller Parks lie side by side on the north bank of the River Ribble, immediately south of Preston City Centre. Visit on Sunday 18 September.

Broughton in Amounderness Heritage Centre and Church Cottage Museum

Church Cottage Museum at Broughton C of E Primary School, Church Lane off Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB.

Guided Tours of Church Cottage (1590), restored as Museum 1995, part of Broughton Heritage Centre, including Parish Church and National School. Visit on Saturday 10 September.

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The Old Tram Bridge
The Old Tram Bridge

Broughton St John Baptist

Church Lane, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB. The church will be open to all to see items of heritage, with bell-ringing and refreshments on offer on Saturday 10 September.

Friends of Tram Bridge – Heritage Walks

Park Lodge, Avenham Park, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JT. Morning and afternoon guided walks by members of the Friends of Tram Bridge group ( FTB ), starting from the north side of the bridge on Saturday 10 September.

Fulwood Barracks Tour

Fulwood Barracks, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8AB. Fulwood Barracks is one of Preston’s architectural gems, completed in 1848. It’s still largely in its original form and remains operational. Visit on Saturday 17 September.

Harris School of Art

Avenham Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3LX. A chance to have a guided tour around The Harris School of Art, which opened in 1849, on Saturday 10 September.

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Tree lined walk at Haslam Park Pic: Tony Worrall
Tree lined walk at Haslam Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Haslam Park and Local Nature Reserve

Bristow Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1JE. Join a guided walk or wander at your own pace around the formal park, the adjacent nature reserve or Lancaster Canal, on Saturday 17 September.

Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Moor Park, Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire. Take a look inside Moor Park’s historic observatory and discover the heliochronometer, an #AstoundingInvention by James Gibbs, a local enginer, on:

  • Friday 9 September
  • Saturday 10 September
  • Sunday 11 September
  • Friday 16 September
  • Saturday 17 September
  • Sunday 18 September.

Kennington Primary ‘Bubble’ classroom

Kennington Primary School, Kennington Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8ER

Visit a 1970s architectural innovation designed for new educational ideas on Saturday 10 September.

Lancashire Conservation Studios and Collections

Lancashire Conservation Studios, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5L.

This year, two separate events will provide an opportunity to see around Lancashire Museum Conservation studios. Talk to the specialist on Wednesday 14 September and Saturday 17 September.

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Plau Gin and Beer House

Open Day @ SHOP

NWDC Studio, 3 Syke Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3XA.

Join an open day to see, hear and learn about the history of the little building on Syke Street on Saturday 17 September.

Plau Gin and Beer House

115 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2EE.

Tour a historic pub and dram shop, reopened after an award-winning restoration and since Grade II listed. Discover the old Plough Inn on:

  • Sunday 11 September
  • Tuesday 13 September
  • Wednesday 14 September
  • Thursday 15 September.

Preston Cemetery

Preston Cemetery, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4SY.

Join a one-hour guided tour of this historic cemetery, which opened in 1855 when many of Preston’s overcrowded churchyards were closed, on Sunday 11 September.

Preston Cleansing Department

Argyll Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6JY. Discover the fascinating history of dealing with Preston’s rubbish on the site of an early ‘manure depot’. Tour the site on Sunday 18 September.

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Preston's covered Victorian markets
Preston’s covered Victorian markets

Preston Markets – Heritage Walk

Market Office, Box Market, Earl Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PT. Discover the ever-evolving history of Preston’s markets – including the Market Hall and Box Market under the Grade II listed canopies, on Saturday 17 September.

Preston Masonic Hall

Preston Masonic Hall Ltd, Ashlar House, 2 Saul Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2QU. Tour the historic Preston Masonic Hall with Masons as your guide on Saturday 10 September.

Preston Playhouse

The Playhouse, Market Street West, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HB. A special tour will guide visitors through the front of house and backstage areas of the theatre, housed in a former Friends Meeting House, on Sunday 18 September.

Preston Town Hall

Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RL. Visit the council chamber at the heart of the town hall and discover how local decisions are made there. See the splendid civic regalia and learn on Saturday 17 September.

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The Ribble Steam Railway station, note the bitumen tankers Pic: Geoff Whittaker
The Ribble Steam Railway station, note the bitumen tankers Pic: Geoff Whittaker

Red Scar Observatory

Off Crematorium Way, Longridge Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 5BY. A mysterious block is all that remains of Colonel Cross’s personal observatory at his Red Scar home, to the north east of Preston. Visit on Sunday 18 September.

Ribble Steam Railway and Furness Railway Trust Workshops

Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD.

Discover the work behind the scenes to restore railway engines and coaches for Ribble Steam Railway and the Furness Railway Trust on Saturday 10 September.

St Michael and All Angels, Ashton on Ribble

St Michael and All Angels church, Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1AJ.

Discover the architecture and social history of this landmark Preston church, built by renowned Lancaster architects, Austin and Paley, on Saturday 17 September.

St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs Church

English Martyrs, Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1NA.

Opened in 1867 and designed by EW Pugin, English Martyrs is a large, Grade II listed, Gothic-style church with an impressive high altar. Visit on Saturday 17 September.

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St Walburge's Church in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall
St Walburge’s Church in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall

St Walburge’s Church

Weston Street, off Pedder Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2QE.

Discover Preston’s Grade I listed church – with the highest parish church spire in the UK and a stunning hammer beam roof – on:

  • Saturday 10 September
  • Sunday 11 September
  • Saturday 17 September.

The Amazing Mr Mercer

Lancashire Archives, Preston, Lancashire. An exhibition about John Mercer and his experiments with photography and printing on Saturday 10 September.

The Intact Centre – Dobcroft: Two Thousand Years of Tech

The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3YP.

The Intact Centre invites guests to Dobcroft: Two Thousand Years of Tech. Explore on Saturday 10 September.

University of Central Lancashire campus tour

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE.

This is a guided walk around the University of Central Lancashire’s Preston campus, taking in over a century of the institution’s growth, on Saturday 10 September.

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People enjoying the sun in Winckley Square Gardens Pic: Tony Worrall
People enjoying the sun in Winckley Square Gardens Pic: Tony Worrall

Winckley Square Guided Walks and Exhibition

Winckley Square Gardens , Winckley Gardens, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3JJ.

Join a guided walk around Winckley Square, Preston’s ‘hidden gem’ and its only Georgian Square in the middle of the city. Visit on Friday 9 September.

For more information, visit – https://prestonheritageopendays.org/



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