2020 free public open days

31 buildings to open over 37 weekends

We’re delighted to announce our free public open days programme for the year ahead. A range of remarkable buildings – from award-winning Astley Castle near Nuneaton to the Music Room in Lancaster – will open to everyone for free during 2020.

Many open days have been scheduled to coincide with local events, such as the Northumbriana Festival at Morpeth Castle and the Tewkesbury Food Festival at Abbey Gatehouse. We’re also proud to open many of our properties as part of England’s Heritage Open Days, Scottish Doors Open and Welsh Open Doors heritage festivals.

Last year 25,482 visitors were warmly welcomed across 33 buildings, with Elton House in Bath coinciding with the Jane Austen Festival and Culloden Tower in Richmond complementing the town’s Georgian Festival. Meanwhile, 10,133 people, including many school children, visited Lundy for the day to experience this spectacular island.

Visit our open days page here to find out more about each property, specific opening times and accessibility.

Kasia Howard, Landmark’s Engagement Manager, said: ‘We are just custodians; it’s the communities that really own these buildings. We want them to become part of people’s imaginations, part of people’s lives.’

Left: Guests visit Gothic Temple at Stowe ©Chris Lacey|Right: Alexander Rider plays the harp at Culloden Tower

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