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

Heritage Open Days

Fri. 13 September 2019 — Sun. 22 September 2019

Free

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

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. And this time round, for its 25 year, the event is taking place over a whopping ten days.

Come back soon for our top picks of the 2019 Heritage Open Days events in Sheffield.

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Renishaw Hall

Home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years, this country house harbours a fascinating history of fluctuating fortunes and eccentric characters, including the literary trio of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, as well as delightful gardens.

Sheffield Cathedral

From its Norman bricks to its 1960s tower, Sheffield Cathedral is full of stories. It could take you several visits to take it all in.

Endcliffe Park Heritage Walk

Sat. 21 September 2019

Endcliffe Park

Through historical pictures and a guided tour, get to know the history of one of the city's most popular green spaces – from 1885 when it was opened to the public to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee to the present.

Portland Works

The birthplace of stainless steel cutlery. The cutlery works first opened in 1877 and was bought out by the community in 2013. Today the building is populated by a mix of artists, craftspeople, musicians and small-scale manufacturers.