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Hello Heritage 2021

We are delighted to be bringing you an exciting Hello Heritage this year that contains a number of guided walks and open events. From a tour of a Tudor House to finding a drawing of a naked man in a church tower, we really have lots on offer for our two-week  celebration of NWLeicestershire and South Derbyshire heritage.  You can find out about boats in Shardlow, familiy histories in Swannington and a boxer in Swadlincote.  Remember, it is all FREE. Many venues will be serving tea and cake to round off a perfect day out.  Click below to see the full programme.

Hello Heritage What's on leaflet (PDF Document, 0.63 Mb)

Following the success of Heritage on your Doorstep last year, six new villages have come on board and we have an additional 35 boards on show around the area.  You can find them all vai this link.  Just click on each one for larger version.

Heritage on your doorstep 

You can still access our films to view just a few of the area's many heritage sites that have some interesting stories to tell.

Lights, camera, heritage 

What is Hello Heritage?

It’s a fun free fortnight for all the family to enjoy.

Hello Heritage is a celebration of the heritage and rich culture within and across both North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. Heritage sites and groups have come together to provide a varied collection of opportunities for you to visit, see, and experience. This year, they are able to open their buildings once again to welcome you in. Some will be leading guided walks and others will be telling the stories of their villages on their heritage boards placed around their villages. You can still access our taster films to find out stories of some of our wonderful sites.  Entry to buildings and taking part in activities is FREE.

We have come a long way from our original pilot in 2017 and are proud to have received a nomination for Best Free Festival at the Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards in 2018. Hello Heritage stands to go from strength to strength.

Our partnership with South Derbyshire continues to increase the number of offerings available. As we begin to emerge from the darkness of the pandemic, we hope that you enjoy visiting your local area to experience the wonderful heritage we have all around us.  We are hopeful that next years event will see even more growth. Enjoy your days out and let us know what you discovered.

You can whet your appetite and view 200 years of Coalville's history, by clicking on the Coalville heritage timeline.    

Further information on a host of heritage sites: Local Heritage, Visit Leicestershire, and Things to do South Derbyshire.

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Last updated: Wed 8 September, 2021 @ 10:31