Historic sites to visit in North Somerset during Heritage Open Days festival

PUBLISHED: 17:30 06 September 2017

Historic buildings will open as part of the Heritage Open Days.

Historic buildings will open as part of the Heritage Open Days.

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Some historic sites in North Somerset will open their doors for a few days this week as part of the Heritage Open Days event. Here are the places you can explore…

Weston Museum.Weston Museum.

Weston Museum, Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare.

Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. No booking required.

The newly-opened museum will have a camera obscura in its learning space, and visitors can explore all the museum’s exhibitions for free. There will be a drop-in pinhole camera workshop from noon to 3pm and people can take a photo of the museum to enter into a competition.

All Saints' Church in Weston.All Saints' Church in Weston.

All Saints’ Church, All Saints Road, Weston.

Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm. No booking required.

The Grade II* listed church will open its doors to give people a tour of its fine furnishings and carvings. The church dates from 1898-1902 and writer Sir John Betjeman rated it as ‘the finest church of entirely modern foundation in Somerset’.

All Saints' Church in Wrington.All Saints' Church in Wrington.

All Saints’ Church, The Triangle, Wrington.

Friday tours at 10am, 11am and noon, Saturday tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and Sunday tours at 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Pre-booking preferred, by calling 01934 862862.

Climb to the top of the tower to enjoy some stunning views, and learn the history of bell-ringing at the church. The heaviest bell weighs more than two tonnes, and these are some of the heaviest in a parish church in the country. Tours will take 45 minutes, and 12 visitors will be allowed in at a time.

Gordano Open Days heritage festival, Gordano.

Thursday to Saturday from 11am-6pm, unless otherwise specified on the map above.

A dozen historic sites in the Gordano Valley, Portishead and Portbury will be open from Thursday to Saturday. The trail will take people around churches, pubs and a lighthouse. Maps will be provided to explain points of interest.

MORE: Top 10 places of historic interest to explore in Weston-super-Mare and Somerset.

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