Discover Heritage Open Days in Cornwall

Posted by Natasha on 24th August 2017

cornwall, Events, Family, North Cornwall, South Cornwall, West Cornwall

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Autumn is the ideal time to explore the beautiful areas in the South West and Cornwall provides the perfect place to discover heaps of heritage and cultural treasures. The region always offers a range of fantastic events and festivals throughout the year and this September sees Heritage Open Days host a celebration of historical and cultural attractions, for the perfect free day out.

Cornwall is a great place to explore many brilliant heritage sites and beautiful architecture from a bygone era. Take a look at our top picks for a great free day out at the Heritage Open Days event.

Glendurgan Gardens, Falmouth 

This beautiful garden attraction is full of amazing wildlife, flora and lots of fun. Lose yourself in the fascinating maze project or wander to the quaint hamlet of Durgan, where you can admire the pretty river life.

Moseley Vintage Toys, Trains and Mining Museum, Redruth

The museum is a great free activity for adults and children alike. Here you can see an array of vintage train layouts, tons of Meccano models and have a hands-on coal mine experience. This attraction provides a fun and fascinating experience for the whole family.

Levant Mine and Beam Engine, Penzance

Set along the beautiful rugged coastline of West Cornwall, this massive site was a former tin mine. You can learn the important history of mining in the area and visit the museum for fascinating facts and incredible underground tour.

Trerice, Newquay  

A beautiful Elizabethan manor house set within a secluded woodland area, this heritage site is a must see due to its stunning architecture and history. A tour of this house will give you lots of interesting history and insight into who lived there and fine examples of beautiful design.

There are plenty of attractions, activities, and amazing historical buildings to visit during the Heritage Open Days event. Taking place from 7th to 10th September it is the perfect time to explore, with the whole family enjoying this fantastic free event.

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