Heritage Open Days

Visit our projects past and present for Heritage Open Days

September is a busy month for open days, and it’s no wonder why. The annual event is  a fantastic opportunity to visit sites and explore historic buildings, including some that The Prince’s Regeneration Trust have been involved with.

Here are seven projects to visit on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of September.

Montagu Monuments

Explore St Edmund’s Church and the Montagu Monuments, open daily from Thursday 8th to Sunday 10th of September from 10:00 to 6:00.

Join us for “Words and Wonders” Spoken Word Event - Performance of poems and prose written by local people inspired by the Montagu Monuments. Saturday 10 September 3:30 - 5:30, refreshments available.This event is free but please contact Anne-Marie to confirm attendance for numbers. anne-marie.sandos@princes-regeneration.org

Wedgwood Institute

Visit on Saturday 10th September to step inside the Institute's stunning first floor double-height room (normally closed to the public). Watch as Restoke, a Stoke-based performance company, rehearse for their forthcoming site-specific production, creatively reimagining this beautiful historic space. The ground floor rooms will be open all day with teas and coffees available at a small charge.

Leigh Spinners

Leigh Building Preservation Trust will be opening the engine house at Leigh Spinners Mill on the 10th and 11th September from 10.00 to 4.00. We will be taking the opportunity to formally open an extension to the engine house for the first time. This will comprise a new Learning Space and the undercroft which will be accessible to the public for the first time and allows visitors to stand under our 79 tonne flywheel.

House Mill

House Mill will be open for guided tours on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. Opening times are:  11.00 until 4.00, with last guided tour at 3.15.  We will also have the Gallery open on both of those days, with the Makers at the Mill exhibition, which is an additional area/interest for visitors.  The Gallery will remain open on the Saturday until 8:00.

The tours take around 45 minutes, and the Miller's House café will also be open, serving a range of freshly prepared snacks, lunches, drinks. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Heritage Open Day at House Mill; the largest tide mill in the world!

The Prince's Regeneration Trust worked with House Mill as part of our BRICK mentoring scheme. 

Middlewich Heritage Trust

On the 10th & 11th September, Middlewich once again takes part in the nationally acclaimed Heritage Open Days. This is a fantastic opportunity to get closer to the town’s industrial past and discover more about our project ‘Revealing Murgatroyd’s’. A special public opening of the brine pumps site is planned, the first since the pumps were shut down in 1977.

The site will be open to explore, with a  Murgatroyd collection display and guided tours. Discover an industry that stretches back to the Iron Age settlers and completely transformed the landscape; open between 1:00 and 4:00, with a guided walk 1pm – 3pm on both days, free entry. Booking is required for the guided tours only. For further details and bookings contact heritage@middlewich.org.uk  or call 01606 833434. Details on the website: www.middlewich.org.uk

The Prince's Regeneration Trust worked with Middlewich Heritage Trust as part of our BRICK mentoring scheme. 

Worksop Priory Gatehouse

The recently restored 14th Century Shrine Chapel will be open as will the yet to be restored Gatehouse. Outside of Canterbury this is the only remaining gatehouse with a wayside shrine left. The gatehouse has steep steps to access.

Opening times:

  • Thursday 8 September: 1000-1300
  • Friday 9 September: 1000-1400
  • Saturday 10 September: 1000-1700
  • Sunday 11 September: 1100-1600

The Cleveland Baths

The Cleveland Pools are the oldest open air public swimming pools in the country and Western Europe. Set on the banks of the River Avon the changing rooms are in a crescent shape and built of Bath stone.

The trust is close to submitting planning applications so our draft designs will be on display for the public to see.

Opening Times

  • Friday 9 September: 1400 - 1700
  • Saturday 10 September: 1400 - 1700
  • Sunday 11 September: 1400 - 1700