Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.
Heritage Open Days provide you with the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all free!
From Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September, Wyre Council will host a series of walks, talks and tours, and provide the chance for people to go inside some of our beautiful buildings.
Visitors and locals alike are invited to come along to our free guided walks to learn more about local history, heritage and wildlife. Take a guided walk around the tracks and fields of Garstang to discover 500 years of the town’s history, discover tales from towns past about the Wyre Estuary, or trace the route of Poulton’s railway system from 1840 to the present day on the Poulton railway heritage walk.
If it’s wildlife you’re interested in then get involved in the coastal birdwatch at Rossall Point Tower, Fleetwood where you can go in search of waders, sea and other bird migration.
Head along to Wardleys Cottage Yard in Hambleton to watch an archaeological dig and have the chance to ask the diggers lots of questions.
Take the opportunity to look inside some of the beautiful historic buildings across Wyre including Marsh Mill, The Mount Pavilion, Marine Hall, Rossall Point Tower and Lower Lighthouse, Fleetwood. They’re completely free to enter and there’s no need to book.
Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “There’s so much for people to see and do during this year’s Heritage Open Day events. We are lucky to have lots of historical venues, theatres, parks and towns here in Wyre and I’d encourage everyone to discover something new about the wonderful borough they live in.”
Please note opening dates and times vary for each venue and event. For full details visit www.wyre.gov.uk/events and filter by location ‘Heritage Open Days 2022’.
There will be more Heritage Open Day events taking place in Wyre, organised by Fleetwood’s Civic Society. To find out more about these events visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk