On 6th-9th and 13th-16th September hundreds of historic properties across England will be opening their doors to the public – and it’s completely free. Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.
One interesting visit would be a tour around The BT Archives building in London. Usually only open to researchers by appointment, on 14th September anybody can explore the history of the world’s oldest communication company by booking a ticket.
A bit closer to home, the Engine House at Middleton Top, Wirksworth is the last surviving complete winding engine house still containing its original pair of beam engines. The tour will allow visitors to view the world’s oldest beam engine of its type in action and discover how it helped wagons up and down steep hills on one of the world’s first long distance railways. The doors will be opening here on the 16thSeptember.
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