Heritage Open Days from our members

Below is a sample of some of the events held over the 2014 Heritage Open Days weekend from Forum members. View more on the Heritage Open Days website.

Boston Guildhall
South Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6HT
Open: Thursday 11th September 10:30 till 3:30
​Friday 12th September 10:30 till 3:30
​Saturday 13th September 10:30 till 3:30

World War One and Boston.
Exhibition of objects from our collections that share some of the stories of Boston during World War One. Including a Zeppelin model, Rolls of Honour, newspapers and family memorabilia. Last admission 3:00 each day.

Belton House
Belton, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS
Open: Saturday 13th September 9:30 till 5:30, House open 12:30 till 4:30

Discover more at Belton House a superb 17th century English country house, beautiful gardens and parkland. Stables Restaurant, Ride Play Café, Shops, Adventure Playground, and miniature train. House Open: 1230-1630. Specialist tours – information and tickets from the Marble Hall, from 10.30am.

Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
Iddesleigh Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6SH
Open: Sunday 14th September 10:00 till 4:00

Explore the former home of the Wield family: a nineteenth century bungalow constructed from corrugated iron on a timber frame. Enjoy craft activities inspired by the collections and museum. Small charge for some activities. Refreshments available in nearby cafes.

Gunby Hall and Gardens
Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 5SS
Open: Sunday 14th September 11:00 till 5:00

Gunby Hall & Gardens offers three floors of gorgeous decor and art befitting a William and Mary country home, as well as eight acres of sumptuous gardens and delicious cakes to boot! To commemorate the centenary of WWI, there are several exhibitions and a poppy trail discover Gunby’s inhabitants’ role in WWI There are games in the gardens and lots of yummy treats in the tea-room. Picnics very welcome in the gardens

Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station
Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4JG
Open: Saturday 13th September 1:30 till 4:30

Our 1855 beam engine will be in steam powering the scoop-wheel land drainage pump. It’s the last in the UK. Also see the 1940 Ruston and Gwynnes diesel pumping set in action.

Tattershall Castle
Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4LR
Open: Saturday 13th September 11:00 till 5:00

Discover 800 years of the castle’s history from palatial dwelling to cattle shed; romantic ruin to restoration. Explore all six floors of this imposing building from basement to battlements, climb all 149 steps of its spiral staircase and marvel at the views of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside from the roof. Make sure you view the magnificent fireplaces and follow the stained glass window timeline. Our audio guides are free to take and will transform your visit, sending you back to the castle’s medieval heyday and imagine the hustle and bustle of castle life. Event not suitable for children under the age of 1.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Ludborough Station, Station Road, Ludborough, Lincolnshire, DN36 5SH
Open: Saturday 13th September 11:00 till 5:00
​Sunday 14th September 11:00 till 5:00

Static steam locomotive display at Ludborough Station. Museum, shop and buffet open

Cogglesford Mill
East Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EQ
Open: Sunday 14th September 11:00 till 4:00

See the Watermill in operation milling flour the traditional way. Free 0.5kg bag of wholemeal flour per family when mentioning Heritage Open Days. Children’s trail. For Health & Safety reasons, children aged 14 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Church of St. John the Devine
Ferry Road, Southrey, Lincolnshire, LN3 5TA
Open: Thursday 11th September 11:00 till 3:00
​Friday 12th September 11:00till 3:00
​Saturday 13th September 10:30 till 4:00
​Sunday 14th September 9:00 till 3:30

Visitors can watch extracts from programmes on the First World War. Browse records, pictures, artefacts and displays of our six young soldiers and their final resting places. View the commemorative board and the planted garden of poppies. The church has a new stained glass window which commemorates 100 years of military service. Please note there will be a special Sunday service at 9.30am – anyone is welcome to attend. Dogs are welcome.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum
Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2RA
Open: Thursday 11th September 10:30 till 4:00
​Friday 12th September 10:30 till 4:00
​Saturday 13th September 10:30 till 4:00
​Sunday 14th September 10:30 till 3:30

A hidden gem in the lovely market town of Spalding. Come and find out more about Spalding and this Grade 1 listed house set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens.

Chain Bridge Forge
High Street, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1TX
Open: Friday 12th September 10:00 till 2:00
​Saturday 13th September 12:00 till 3:00
​Sunday 14th September 11:00 till 3:30

A working Blacksmith’s museum celebrating the work of the Blacksmith. The forge offers demonstrations and tasters for children and adults to have a go. The forge also displays local history both in the forge and online.

Thorpe Camp
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PE
Open: Saturday 13th September 1:00 till 5:00
​Sunday 14th September 12:30 till 5:00

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre is dedicated to the history of RAF Woodhall Spa and its squadrons and civilian life in Lincolnshire during World War II with wide ranging displays. Visit England quality assured.

Grantham Museum
St. Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PY
Open: Friday 12th September 10:00 till 3:00

Discover and share your connection to the Great War. Uncover a piece of personal history with the help of family historians and share it on Grantham’s Heritage Hub website.

Navigation House
Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW
Open: Sunday 14th September 11:00 till 4:00

Discover the history of life on the River Slea. Free pen/pencil for each child. Hands-on interactive exhibits. Children’s trail.

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