Historic landmarks and hidden gems to be showcased during European Heritage Open Days 2023

(via Department for Communities)

The Department for Communities is encouraging the public to embrace and explore Northern Ireland’s historic landmarks and hidden gems as part of European Heritage Open Days 2023.

Now in its 26th year, more than 200 buildings, venues and sites will be opening free of charge on September 9th and 10th in a weekend long celebration of local architecture, history and culture.

Digital offerings will also run throughout the week from September 4th to 10th.

Launching this year’s event at 2 Royal Avenue, a cultural hub in Belfast and one of this year’s participating venues, Department for Communities Permanent Secretary Colum Boyle said:

“European Heritage Open Days 2023 is the perfect opportunity for us to explore our rich and shared heritage by visiting historic buildings, monuments, landmarks and hidden gems, many of which aren’t normally open to visitors.

“This year’s event offers a packed programme of virtual and in-person activities and its ongoing success is thanks to the drive and enthusiasm of such a wide range of communities, individuals and volunteers.

“I would encourage you to download the WebApp or e-brochure and start planning your European Heritage Open Days adventure for 2023.”

The WebApp or e-brochure for European Heritage Open Days 2023 is available to download.

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