A Festival of Landmark

Each year we offer a programme of free public open days across Britain and Italy, often organised to complement local events, which typically see more than 20,000 people visit Landmarks. In the past the open day at Elton House in Bath has coincided with the Jane Austen Festival, Culloden Tower in Richmond, North Yorkshire, has opened for the town’s annual Georgian Festival, and Abbey Gatehouse has welcomed people during Tewkesbury’s Medieval Festival. Normally in September, we fling open our doors as we join Heritage Open Days, as well as Cadw’s Open Doors and Historic Environment Scotland’s Doors Open Days.

Coronavirus meant we had to cancel our plans for 2020, instead launching our first-ever digital Festival of Landmark. This gave free access to some of our best loved buildings via podcasts, videos and webinars. You’ll find all the content below, including dramatic duels, opera performances and groundbreaking scientific research. All videos containing subtitles, some with Welsh versions, and many podcasts separately transcribed.

It remains to be seen how the pandemic will affect our 2021 programme, but we’re committed to sharing Landmarks and their stories with you however we can as the year unfolds. We will run 2021 Open Days as soon as we are able to safely do so, and they will be listed here and announced on our social media channels.

Watch the welcome video

Webinars

Landmark Webinars

Landmark’s restoration work often involves covering new ground, whether in the realms of building analysis, documentary history or technical practice. Watch our webinars to meet the experts carrying out this work, as they explain their findings and answer your questions.

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Children's Tent

Calling all children (and adults alike), would you like to learn what it was like to be a soldier at Crownhill fort? Or a knight defending Woodsford Castle? Then click below...

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History: People and Places Tent

A collection of videos and podcasts exploring the history surrounding some of Landmark's buildings, including a word from our Ambassadors.

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Art House Tent

Light installations, poetry and mystical, musical, moments from the Llanthony Valley in Wales. Llwyn Celyn provides the backdrop for this celebration of the creative arts.

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Words Tent

Listen here to two podcasts, the backdrop of which are two of Landmark's most beloved buildings - Astley Castle and Belmont.

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Music Tent

A feast of music from Landmarks across the country, gathered together in this evening of entertainment.

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Craft Tent

Learn from some of the best craftspeople in the country in this collection of videos and podcasts.

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