Heritage Open Days celebrate the diverse depth and range of the Forest’s history.
Nationally the second weekend in September is marked by the opening of doors and giving free access and opportunities for local communities and tourists to find out about local stories and sites.
Made possible by volunteers, Heritage Open Days required co-ordination and marketing to be successful. Its long term legacy was to educate and improve people’s understanding and respect for their surroundings and to build a greater appreciation of the importance of heritage to the Forest.
We thank Janet Marrott (pictured), the Project Leader, for making this happen with all the amazing Heritage Open Day events she and her team of volunteers organised in the Forest of Dean between 2017 and 2022.
Heritage Open days in the Forest of Dean will be continued by Coleford Area MCTI Partnership.
You can volunteer to be a guide at one of our heritage sites. The 'HODS' team are always grateful for people to offer to deliver events, or even to help with preparation of signs and delivery of these to the appropriate places, together with the printed leaflets.
Or why not simply go along to one of the Heritage Open Days!
Keep an eye on Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days for the next series of events.