Between September 11-20, places across the country are throwing open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all free.
Many online events are also being held this year due to coronavirus.
Here are 14 of the events happening in Northumberland….
1. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick
Explore 10,000 years of history; visit a stunning new textile art exhibition by Helen Poremba; see the artist at work; and play the Mouse Hunt.
Sunday, September 20, 10am to 4pm. No booking required
2. Behind the Scenes at the Queens Hall & Library Hexham (online)
Hexham's historic Queens Hall has been through many changes since first opening as a Corn Exchange in the 1860s.
Take our virtual tour to discover some of the unique architectural features of this wonderful Victorian building not usually on view.
Visit https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/queens-hall1 for more details.
3. The Heritage Centre, Bellingham
Discover the not-so-hidden past of the North Tyne and Redesdale: the notorious Border Reivers, railway routes, the coal and iron industry, early photography, farming, home and school life. Family trails and quizzes – with prizes! September 11-13, 10am to 4pm. No booking required.
4. Berwick Castle (online)
Berwick Castle was one of the most important fortresses during the Anglo-Scottish Wars, probably built by the Scottish King David about 1124.
Local historian, Jim Herbert will take you on a virtual tour that pieces its story together. The link will be posted on the Berwick Heritage Open Days website - http://berwickhods.org.uk/video-tours/ - on September 11 and will be available until September 20.
Photo: Kimberley Powell