Heritage Open Days

Your once-a-year chance to discover some of North East Lincolnshire’s rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free as part of an international event!

Heritage Lincolnshire have published the 2019 Heritage Open Days brochure, which includes a number of events across North East Lincolnshire.

This year, exciting venues being opened to the public include the Empire Theatre in Cleethorpes and areas of the Kasbah rarely seen. Other attractions, like Cleethorpes Town Hall, the Time Trap in Grimsby Town Hall and Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will be open for free too.

Cllr Callum Procter, Cabinet member for heritage, said: “Time seems to pass so quickly nowadays with the every-day demands on life. North East Lincolnshire’s towns and villages have an interesting and rich history which has impacted on how we live our lives here at the moment. Whether it’s the fishing history that’s been the core of so many families, or the crime and punishment in the town that fascinates you, it’s well worth taking a bit of time out to celebrate our past.”

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event and is also held in a further 48 countries across Europe.

Ever since 1994 Heritage Lincolnshire has co-ordinated Heritage Open Days within the historic county. So far there have been well over a thousand events and hundreds of thousands of visitors. But we couldn’t do it without our volunteers, as hundreds of people each year give their time to plan events and open up special places that matter to them.

Some tours need to be pre-booked as there’s limited space. To find out more, and book your place, visit

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