Rugby’s impressive architecture and culture will be open during Heritage Open Days next month, and tickets are now on sale.
The four day event is a once a year opportunity to access properties free that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Heritage Open Days is a national event organised by English Heritage and runs from Thursday September 12 until Sunday September 15.
Events in Rugby include tours of Brownsover Hall, Cemex cement plant, Tree Trails at Caldecott Park, a Historic Buildings Walk, Marton’s Museum of Country Bygones, a Rugby and District Historic Transport Memorabilia display and much more.
The events can be booked at Rugby Visitor Centre, which is coordinating the events locally.
Two new events already generating a lot of interest are the of The Church of Ascension tour on September 12 and 13 which will offer an insight into Orthodox Christianity, detailing amongst other things the church’s holy icons.
On September 15 there is also an insight into the chapel and hotel at Brownsover Hall where you can retrace the steps of Frank Whittle and find out more about the ghostly legends of the hotel.
For full details of the exact dates and times of these events and many more, contact Rugby Visitor Centre, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, (01788) 533217 or enjoyrugby.gov.uk between 10am and 4pm. All events are free of charge.
A Rugby Heritage Open Day leaflet detailing the full programme of events is also available from Rugby Visitor Centre. Readers are advised to book tickets early to avoid disappointment.