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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Heritage Open Days picks

That church you pass on your way to work with the fascinating stained glass window. Those repurposed cutlery works whose history you've often wondered about. The civic building whose architectural features always catch your eye. Chances are you'll be able to get inside each and satisfy your curiosity during Heritage Open Days.

Each September, doors to cultural treasures open all over the country for days dedicated to free heritage exploration, led by local experts and volunteers. From guided tours of everything from former steelworks to cemeteries to heritage pub walks to open doors at libraries, mosques, theatres and factories – there's always loads going on across Sheffield for Heritage Open Days.

This year, Heritage Open Days will run from Thursday to Sunday across two weekends – giving you even more time to get exploring. Read on for what's still to come from our top 20 picks, and see the full programme online for much, much more.