Heritage Open Days Wells

The Bishop’s Barn is delighted to be taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Day events. Heritage Open Day events take place up and down the country – opening up some of the UK’s finest and most-loved buildings.

Heritage Open Days in Wells take place from 7-10 September 2017. This year ten sites in the city will be open to the public free of charge, allowing you to see areas not normally open, or the opportunity to hear from a local expert. Wells Walking Tours will also be offering a Heritage Walk.

The Bishop’s Barn will be open on Friday 8th September from 12-2pm – come and have a look around the barn and have a chat to Louise – Project Development Manager about plans to conserve and develop the barn.

Don’t forget to visit all the other brilliant organisations opening up their doors in Wells, including:

At the Town Hall where you can visit the Mayor’ Parlour and see local history displays, including ‘Prisons of Wells’ (medieval to modern), railways and fairs; St Cuthbert’s Church will have displays, tours & talks about the medieval reredos conservation project; The Wells and Mendip Museum is offering Curator’s Tours at 11am Thurs-Sat; The Almshouses; The Old Deanery; Wells United Church will be having an Exhibition of Arts and Crafts with refreshments; Wells Walking Tours is offering a free Heritage Tour of South Wells at 10.30am on Friday, starting at entrance to Tor Hill Woods, Mendip Hospital Cemetery and Chapel.

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Heritage Open Day 2017 Plan

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