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Here you can look up events across England offered by a wide variety of heritage organisations.

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Peter Laszlo Peri: The Sunbathers

Wednesday 5 July – Wednesday 30 August 2017, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Royal Festival Hall, London

See a work of sculpture newly rescued and restored to the Royal Festival Hall after having been lost for decades.

More information about the temporary display of The Sunbathers

Marble Hill Excavation Tours

15, 24, 26 and 29 August 2017, Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 2NL

Join Historic England for a weekly excavation tour and learn how the archaeology dig is helping piece together the history and development of the Pleasure Gardens at Marble Hill House and Park.

More information about the excavation tours

Archaeology Workshop - Beneath the Surface

Wednesday 23 August 2017, Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 2NL

Join archaeologists from Historic England and help us to unearth the stories behind the hidden treasures found at the Marble Hill archaeology dig. Find out where Henrietta Howard used to play 9 pin bowls at the Marble Hill bowling alley and take part in a game of boules.

More information about the archaeology workshop

Archaeology Workshop - Reconstructing Things from the Past

Wednesday 30 August 2017, Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 2NL

Join archaeologists from Historic England and help us to unearth the stories behind the hidden treasures found at the Marble Hill archaeology dig. Take a look at the pottery and glass already found at Marble Hill and challenge your jigsaw skills by reconstructing pots.

More information about the archaeology workshop

Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7- Sunday 10 September 2017, nationwide

England's largest and most diverse festival of history is expanding again this year, focusing on hidden stories and historical secrets from thousands of towns, villages and regions across the country. Opening up everywhere from artists' studios to nuclear bunkers, revealing hidden gardens and historic houses, and telling the stories of those who lived, built, worked and died in them.

More information about Heritage Open Days

Fort Cumberland Open Days

Thursday 7- Sunday 10 September 2017, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9LD
(Pre-booking required)

Guided tours of historic Fort Cumberland, a fortification dating from 1780 onwards, with two buildings from 1747. The tour will include the ramparts with their gun emplacements of various dates, the magazines, and the well-preserved High Angle Fire battery of 1890-4. Also, new for 2017 are separate tours of the Archaeological Science Laboratories, on Saturday 9 September only, including conservation, environmental science, and ancient technology.

More information about the Fort Cumberland open days

Heritage Trust Network Annual Conference: Inspiring Heritage for All

Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 October 2017, Guildhall, Hull, HU1 2AA

Come along to the conference in Hull, this year's City of Culture, for a jam-packed programme of fantastic speakers, workshops, advisory sessions and a walking tour of Hull's old town in collaboration with the Yorkshire IHBC. In addition, there will be an opportunity on 2 October to join a Heritage Trust Network road trip in South Yorkshire including three fascinating and varied study visits along with coach transport to Hull. Subject to availability.

More information about the conference and to book your ticket

Celebrating Humphry Repton 1752 -1818

Celebrations are planned to mark the bicentenary of Humphry Repton, the great landscape gardener of later Georgian England. Repton was an innovative and prolific designer with over 400 commissions spanning a 30 year career. The Gardens Trust is helping to coordinate a diverse programme of activities, events and research projects planned for 2018. Historic England is pleased to be supporting the celebrations. Watch this space!

More information about the Humphry Repton bicentenary

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View from the Peterborough Cathedral tower
View from the Peterborough Cathedral tower © Peterborough Cathedral

Events listings

English Heritage

Step into the story of England at a range of events across the country.

First World War Centenary

A vibrant programme of cultural events and activities connecting current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War.

Historic Houses Association

Events by Historic Houses Association members - these range from iconic stately homes such as Blenheim Palace and Highclere Castle to more intimate houses.

National Trust

Search for a National Trust event taking place near you.

Open Garden Squares Weekend

There are over 200 gardens to explore - some historic, some new - in this event on 17-18 June. Right now, you can volunteer to co-ordinate participating gardens.

Open House London

Among more than 700 buildings you can visit for free are many historical and public buildings such as 10 Downing Street and Banqueting House.

SAVE

SAVE hosts numerous events throughout the year, including book launches and private talks. Each year SAVE holds an annual lecture.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

SPAB's events range from lectures and walking tours about architecture and design to training and opportunities for volunteers to get involved in a conservation project.

20th Century Society

Events including lectures and tours that tell the story of 20th century architecture.

Victorian Society

A busy programme of lectures, walks and tours taking in Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

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