This weekend there are over 4500 free events being run all over England as part of Heritage Open Days. Some of the places that open this weekend are never usually open to the public, and others are free that usually charge.
In Reading we can visit the King’s Meadow Baths, which have been closed for many years, and will hopefully be open one day if they can get funding for renovation:
Reading Minster is also open. We’ve lived here for 5 years and Mr M has never been in – it’s usually only open for services.
If you prefer modern, or are a football fan, you can go and see Madejeski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club.
There are many more places open to explore!
I’m going to pop into the town centre later to visit the Here’s Heritage fete this afternoon. And most excitingly for me, I have a place on a free vintage patchwork workshop tomorrow afternoon at the Cath Kidson shop. As it’s free I need to bring my own supplies, but I have them already. I’m really looking forward to it – I’ve never tried patchwork!
If you are in England, go to the heritage open days website to find out more and what is going on near you.