Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.
Herne Bay Little Theatre
44 Bullers Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8UH
Probably the smallest theatre in the Canterbury district. Auditorium seats 72 and fully set up for live theatre and films.
Open on Saturday 8th September 10am – 2pm
Mill Lane, Herne, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7DR
Windmill with museum of milling technology with some working machinery.
Open on Saturday 8th September: 2pm – 5pm (Last admittance 4.30pm) and Sunday 9th September 2pm – 5pm (Last admittance 4.30pm)
Reculver Lane, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6SS
Climb the 12th century towers (weather permitting) for stunning views along the coast and visit the Country Park and Visitor Centre. An extended archaeological tour of the ancient monument, by Brian Philp of the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit, will take place in the afternoon starting at the Visitor Centre. Tour lasts approx 1 hr.
Open on Sunday 9th September: 11am – 4pm ; Archaeological tour 2pm. Pre-book at Visitor Centre on the day
Walk Back in Time
Meet at Herne Bay Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5EJ
A guided walk around historic Herne Bay, led by members of the Herne Bay Historical Records Society. Lasting approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, this gentle walk will bring to life the fascinating history of the town.
On Sunday 9th September: Walk 2.30pm-4pm (approximate duration)