Heritage Open Days 2006

countysessionshouse.jpgJust a first taster of some of the activities for this years Heritage Open Days.(September 7 – 17 2006)
From the Culture Company

Sample a slice of heritage

THIS year’s Heritage Open Days programme has been extended to take in more historic buildings and walks and tours than ever before.

From the Athenaeum to Anfield stadium, West Derby Courthouse to Walton Church – significant architectural and cultural sites across Merseyside are offering people a chance to peek behind their famous facades between September 7 and 17.

And as part of the St George’s Hall open day on September 9, TV antique expert David Dickinson will host a valuation event, giving people a chance to put a price on their own hidden treasures.

Cllr Berni Turner, Liverpool City Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Heritage, said: “Heritage Open Days are a fantastic opportunity for people to take a glimpse behind the scenes at some of our finest buildings, and learn more about Liverpool’s fascinating history.

“Just pick up a copy of the brochure or log on to www.liverpool08.com to find out which venues will be throwing open their doors this year.”

Organised by Liverpool Culture Company and the Civic Trust, this year’s programme also features a series of walks and tours around significant cultural trails, with some led by the new ’08 Performance Guides’ – costumed characters from Liverpool’s past that bring local history to life.

Due to the popularity of previous years, Heritage Open Days 2006 will spread across 11 days, giving people even more opportunities to check out the wealth of history right on their doorstep.

Full details of all the open days and walks and tours are available in a special brochure being launched by the Liverpool Culture Company next week.