The Reading UK community interest company will host an information evening about Heritage Open Days on Wednesday 4 March at 5pm. The information evening will be at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) on Redlands Road and the open days themselves run from 11 September to 20 September this year.

‘Heritage’ can include buildings, places, people or natural landscapes, and every year many Reading organisations put on special events or open their doors to the public.

Reading UK CIC say:

Whether you have run heritage events for many years and want some new ideas, or are keen to share your love of Reading’s heritage for the first time, you are equally welcome. We will run through the dates and theme for 2020’s celebration, which is Hidden Nature, plans for promoting the events in Reading and what you need to know to run your own event.

Events must be free, offer something special, provide some form of information and take place during the festival period. They do not have to be linked to the theme.

The Whitley Pump has participated in Heritage Open Days for the last three years. We presented a Discovering Katesgrove tour of Reading Museum last year. In previous years, we led walks around Katesgrove and we are still working on our ideas for 2020.

Please register by email with [email protected] if you would like to attend the information evening. You can speak to one of the national organisers at this evening, as well as past and potential Reading participants.

  1. Reading UK CIC and Get involved in Reading’s Heritage Open Days 2020
  2. Heritage Open Days
  3. The MERL
  4. Heritage Open Days at The Whitley Pump