Chelmsford Heritage Open Days


Welcome to the Chelmsford Heritage Open Days website

Heritage Open Days was established in 1984 and is a countrywide festival each September celebrating heritage in many ways. The main idea for events is to allow access to buildings which are not usually available to the public along with talks and tours about our local heritage - and every event has to be free! Each year has a theme and for 2022 it is 'Astounding Inventions'.

Chelmsford Heritage Open Days has been organised by Chelmsford Civic Society since 2013 and you can view some of our previous events on our YouTube channel at

This year's event is set for 9th - 18th September, and what a great set of events, talks, and virtual tours we have for you! Please visit the Events page for further details on each event.

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    Covid Restrictions

    Live Events

    All live events will adhere to Covid restrictions set by the Government at the time of taking place. Events may be subject to change at short notice - we will update the events if required. We have the scope to change some of the events to virtual and will do so if required.

    Virtual Events

    Virtual events are prerecorded so will go ahead regardless of restrictions.

    Heritage Open Days Chelmsford


    Heritage Open Days Chelmsford


    Heritage Open Days Chelmsford