Heritage Open Days
Guildford's Heritage Open Days has one of the biggest number of activities and events in the UK, giving visitors the opportunity to explore Guildford's fantastic architecture and culture.
Dates for 2020
It has been confirmed that nationally the event will be running for ten consecutive days from 11 to 20 September with organisers choosing when to open and participate. The confirmed dates for Guildford's Heritage Open Days festival are 11 to 13 September.
Statistics from 2019 event
Nationally the biggest hubs (by number of events registered in 2019 with the national organisers) were:
Norwich (195), Sheffield (150), Leeds (141), Gloucester (140) and Winchester (129).
Guildford had 86 events during the festival, which puts us in 9th position compared to all town and cities in England. This is a fantastic achievement as the others in the list are cities! Areas with similar figures to Guildford are Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.
Surrey county had 293 events - therefore Guildford had a large proportion of these. There was a slight fall in the number of events from 2018 - 19. The South East continues to have the majority of events compared to the rest of the country.
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About Heritage Open Days
The event is coordinated locally by Guildford Borough Council, The Guildford Society and the Guildford Town Guides.
How you can get involved
If you own a property or represent an organisation within the borough and would like to get involved in future Heritage Open Days, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively if you would like to volunteer to help steward participating properties, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.