Heritage Open Days celebrate England's extraordinary architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or charge for admission. Here's how Chichester's major cutural venues are taking part this weekend.
Come and explore the unique architecture of Pallant House Gallery and its Collections for FREE and take part in a range of family-friendly activities exploring the 300-year history of the historic house to celebrate Heritage Open Day on Saturday 8 September.
Activities include a free tour (at 2pm) exploring the fascinating history of the Queen Anne townhouse and its former occupants, free coffee courtesy of De'Longhi, the Headline Sponsor of the Gallery in 2012, and a range of children's pursuits such as the chance to make your own Coat of Arms, badge and biscuit making. Visitors can also enjoy half price admission to Peter Blake & Pop Music.
Carry on the Heritage Open Day celebrations all weekend long with a trip to Access (almost) All Areas at Chichester Festival Theatre on Sunday 9 September (11am – 4pm). The Festival Theatre will open its doors to provide free activitie for anyone with a curiosity for theatre as part of Heritage Open Days and Chichester’s ‘Get Active Festival’ in Oaklands Park. Activities will include mini backstage tours, acting out a scene on stage and make-up sessions in a dressing room. The event is free and suitable for all ages (over 5 years). No need to book in advance.
Published 7th September 2012
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