This year’s Heritage Open Days have been hailed a huge success with visitor figures said to be up.
The countywide scheme saw over 100 special openings and events take place across four days (Thursday to Sunday), giving free access to properties usually off limits or which normally charge an entry fee. There were tours and historical lectures too, linking to this year’s theme of the Tudors.
Beverley Gormley, cultural events officer at Heritage Lincolnshire, said so far everyone had been saying that visitor numbers were up on last year’s total of 26,000. There were around 200 people joining in the Knight’s Trail and looking around the Temple Bruer Preceptory Tower and St Andrew’s Church at Heckington opened for the event for the first time.
She paid tribute to the army of over 700 volunteers who made the event possible and said: “Next year the theme is Natural Lincolnshire, so we are hoping to get more of the usual attractions plus different organisations like the RSPB, Wildlife Trust and Woodland Trust for more natural history.”