European Heritage Open Days – Northern Ireland

07 September 2011


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This weekend buildings across Northern Ireland will be opening their doors for free as part of European Heritage Open Days (EHOD).

This is a once a year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours and events that bring our history and culture to life.

Last year over 56,500 people in Northern Ireland visited a wide range of properties during the weekend, many of which are closed to the public throughout the rest of the year.

There is something for everyone to enjoy including:

  • The atmospheric Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices where over 1700 ships were designed including RMS Titanic and Olympic.
  • A chance to operate signalling equipment and send messages by Morse Code at Headhunters Railway Museum, Enniskillen.
  • St. Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry, the oldest building within the walled city.
  • An opportunity to meet the Millar and find out how he turned grain into flour, see how a windmill works and how it relates to today’s search for alternative energy sources at Ballycopeland Windmill.
  • Dunluce Castle which will be brought to life by medieval musicians and storytellers.
  • A walking tour of Torrent Valley including the early Christian cross in Donaghmore and the ruins of the seventeenth century Castle Caulfield.
  • Milford House Museum in County Armagh.  Milford House is the former seat of the McCrum family, one of Ireland’s premier linen manufacturing dynasties.  The museum is presented as a welcoming family home packed with McCrum family possessions.

More information is available at www.wonderfulni.info or by emailing ehd@doeni.gov.uk

  • September 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Bloged by Nick Rogers

    What a shame I never heard about this year’s open days until today (September 20). The publicity must have been very low-key. I went to several buildings last year and greatly enjoyed the visits.

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