image: Millenium Child, by Sue Broadhead
Heritage Open Days 2023 will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 17 September.
We have a full programme of talks, walks and visits to reflect this year’s theme of Creativity Unwrapped.
Advance booking is required for some events, booking is via this website unless otherwise stated.
For full details, click on event or click here to see our brochure
To watch our In Conversation video about Heritage Open Days, click here
Special all day events
Waverley Abbey House. Saturday 9 September 10 am to 4 pm. No advance booking required.
Farnham Castle. Sunday 17 September 11 am to 4.30 pm. No advance booking required.
Museum of Farnham. Saturday 16 September 10 am to 4 pm. No advance booking required
The Kiln / Village Hall, Badshot Lea. Sunday 17 September 10 am to 4 pm. No advance booking required.
University for the Creative Arts. Guided tours Friday 8 September at 11 am and 2pm. Advance booking required through this website.
Talks will be held at several venues: Farnham Maltings, the Council Chamber at Farnham Council Offices in South Street, the Mansey Room in the Memorial Hall in West Street, the Old Court House in Union Road and St Thomas on the Bourne Church, Frensham.
Advance booking is only required for the talk on the Herald archive at the Old Court House. There is no need to book for any of the other talks.
Access: St Thomas on the Bourne Church is ground floor only, lifts are available at all other venues except the Old Court House.
Farnham Herald Archive Open Day, by the Herald Archive project team.
Friday 8 September 11 am and 2 pm, advance booking required through this website.
The Life and Times of St Andrew’s Church by the Revd. H. David Uffindell
Saturdays 9 and 16 September, 10 am and 11 am, St Andrew’s Church
Access: the church tower can only be accessed via a steep narrow spiral staircase.
Saturday 9 September 10.30 am, Council Chamber, Farnham Town Hall
To accompany the talk, there will be an exhibition of Pauline Baynes’ work in the Town Hall, Thursday 7, 12 noon – 5 pm; Friday 8, 9 am – 4.30 pm; Saturday 9, 12.30 – 4.00
Three Hundred Years of Striking Bells with Hammers, by Roy Attwood
Monday 11 September, 10.30 am, St Andrew’s Church
Farnham’s Flora, by Peter Bridgeman
Tuesday 12 September, 2 pm, Mansey Room, Memorial Hall
The Architecture of Castle Street, by Michael Blower MBE
Tuesday 12 September, 3.30 pm, Mansey Room, Memorial Hall
Creativity in The Bourne over 2000 years, by Noel Moss
Wednesday 13 September, 2 pm, St Thomas on the Bourne Church
Beauty and the Built Form by Yolande Hesse
Thursday 14 September, 10 am, Barley Room, Farnham Maltings
Garden Design in Surrey, by Sarah Dickinson
Thursday 14 September, 11.30 am, Barley Room, Farnham Maltings
Farnham Maltings, by Peter Glanville
Friday 15 September, 10 am, Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
More and More – The Miracle at Mount Olivet, by Roy Waight
Friday 15 September, 11.30 am, Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
George Bourne: Change in the Village – the Bourne in the 1900s, by Dr Chris Herbert
Saturday 16 September at 10.30 am, Council Chamber, Farnham Town Hall.
There will be guided walks in and around the town, advance booking is generally required, through this website.
Moor Park House Saturday 9 September, 11 am and 2.30 pm. No need to book.
Farnham’s Industries Saturday 9 September 10 am CANCELLED
Architecture of The Borough and West Street Monday 11 September at 11.30 am
Rowledge to Wrecclesham and back Tuesday 12 September at 10 am
Courtyards and Passages of Farnham Wednesday 13 September at 2 pm
Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve Friday 15 September 10 am
Blockbusters in The Bourne Saturday 16 September at 10 am
The Rise and Fall of Waverley Abbey Sunday 17 September, 10 am and 11.30 am
The Victoria Garden Sunday 17 September, 10.30 am
Shepherd and Flock to Waverley Sunday 17 September at 2.30 pm
Advance booking is essential for some of the properties, book through this website.
Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 September, 10.30 am to 5 pm.
The Gallery is staging two exhibitions this year
check that Kate is in attendance, contact the gallery on 01252 713208
John Bryce: wood engraver and painter no booking required
Farnham Masonic Centre, 42 Castle Street
Saturday 9 September 10 am to 4 pm
Access: there is a high step to the front door and no designated disabled access to the building
Saturday 9 September, 10 am – 3 pm
Access: uneven floor in barn, otherwise accessible.
The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Lane off Lower Church Lane
Conducted tours Saturday 9 September, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
Advance booking required, maximum 10
Access: Steps to front door, uneven floors, steep narrow stairs
Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 September, 10 am to 4 pm
Access: two steps into the building.
Bush Hotel, South Street
Sunday 10 to Wednesday 13 September 10 am to 5 pm
Access: steps in the entrance hall, but level access at the rear via the garden
Sunday 10 September, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm
Advance booking required, maximum 10
Access: 7 steps up to the front door, uneven floors, steep narrow stairs and low beams.
Caffe Piccolo, 84 West Street
Thursday 14 September, 12 to 3 pm
Access: stairs within the building.
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, conducted tours at 11 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm
Advance booking required maximum 6 per tour
Access: steep open ladders in the mill workings.
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, tours at 12 and 2 pm
Advance booking required maximum 8 per tour
Access: steps into garden and into house
Zizzi, 68a Castle Street
Open daily to 10 pm
Disabled access to ground floor only
Guitar Village, 80-82 West Street
Monday to Saturday, open all day
Access: there are steps within the building and steep stairs to the first floor.