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Cirencester Civic Society

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 2019 is a Talk on Friday 13th September about John Coxwell a wealthy wool merchant in the 16th Century. On Saturday 14th  the oldest continuously occupied dwelling in Cirencester will open its doors from 10.30 to 12noon- restricted access.The Mansion Gates will be open and the Town Band will play outside from 11.00-12 noon on Saturday 14th September. A new walk to explore some of the historic landscape in Cirencester Park will start at 14.30. On Sunday 15th a walk around town describing some of the historic pubs will start at 11.00. and a new walk around Victorian Cirencester will start at 11.30.

A leaflet will be available from the Town Council Offices and the Tourist Information Centre in Corinium Museum from early August. A schedule of events can be viewed on the documents page of this website

Full details are available on the national website:- heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting and on this website :- documents page.

In 2018 over 2000 people visited the numerous places which opened their doors. The record was for the Corinium Museum on Sunday afternoon when 435 people visited -probably because it was free!!