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Cirencester Civic Society

Planning has started on Heritage Open Days 2018 which will be held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.

The Society has been responsible for organising this event in Cirencester for the past twenty years. Each year we try to find some new events and buildings which enable residents and visitors to learn more about the heritage of the town.

New for 2018 will be a Talk on Friday 7th September about War memorials in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War. Also the Mansion Gates will be open and the town Band will be playing outside from 11.00-12 noon on Saturday 8th September.  The refurbished Barn Theatre will also be offering guided tours by pre-booked tickets. On Sunday 9th a walk around town describing some of the historic pubs which used to trade will begin at 11am from the Market Place.

Full details will be available on the national website:- heritageopendays.org.uk/cirencester and on this website :- documents page. In August a leaflet will be widely available at information offices, bookshops and cafes /hotels in Cirencester and beyond.

In 2017 over 2000 people visited the numerous places which opened their doors. The record was for the Corinium Museum on Sunday afternoon when 335 people visited -probably because it was free!!