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Heritage Open Days Festival begins - access all areas

Chris Satori

Heritage Open Days is a 4-day festival running until this Sunday 11 September celebrating England’s architecture and culture. Visitors are allowed free access to interesting properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Heritage Open Days also includes tours, events and activities that focus on local architecture and culture. This year St John the Evangelist's Church in particular will feature not only a vintage bike exhibition, but heritage music performances by Gladly Solemn Sound and The Brewer's Apron, beautifully demonstrating the building's renowned accoustic qualities.

Here's a rundown on just some of the opportunities to access remarkable heritage buildings happening locally this weekend:
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Cockersands Abbey Lancaster. Open Sat + Sun: 12 - 5pm. Sunday: 1200-1700

Lancaster Maritime Museum. Open Sat + Sun: 11am - 5pm

Lancaster Town Hall Lancaster Sat + Sun Free Tours 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. Booking required.

Lune Aqueduct Lancaster Sunday: Free Boat Trip 11am + 2.30pm Booking required.

St John the Evangelist's Church Lancaster Vintage bike exhibition and other events. Open Thurs - Sun: 10am-4pm. Sat: Gladly Solemn Sound 1pm Brewer's Apron Singers 2pm
Sun: Brewer's Apron Singers 2pm

Sts Thomas & St Elizabeth RC Church, Thurnham Lancaster. Open Fri-Sun 11am - 4pm

Tours of The Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle Lancaster Sat + Sun: 10.30am - 4pm; free tours every half hour

Morecambe Town Hall Free Tours Sat + Sun 2.30pm. Booking required

Winter Gardens Morecambe Sat + Sun. Open 10am - 4pm

Many other local buildings of note will also be offering free access this weekend.