2024 Open Days

Programme Highlights

This year’s Open Day programme has something for everyone, welcoming free visits at over 40 Landmarks. We’ve put together a selection of our highlights to inspire your next Landmark day trip.  

Opening the 2024 programme in April, Morpeth Castle participates in the 56th annual Northumbrian Gathering on 6-7 April with live music and performers and storytellers joining us for the weekend.   

This summer in the heart of the Cotswolds, Old Campden House opens on the weekend of Chipping Campden Open Gardens, 15-16 June. Enjoy traditional folk dancing in the grounds on Saturday 15 June.  

We also welcome back Sudden Impulse theatre to Old Campden House and Astley Castle this June with live outdoor evening performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for which tickets are now on sale, directly from Sudden Impulse.  

On Friday 7 June, Landmark Historian, Caroline Stanford joins us at Llwyn Celyn open days in the Black Mountains to give a free talk on the latest Landmarks in the pipeline, including RAF Ibsley, Calverley Old Hall and inner-city Station Agent’s.  

At July’s event ‘Healing Architecture’ , 6-7 July at Winsford Cottage Hospital, Devon, building tours are on offer with CFA Voysey expert and Landmark Project Development Manager, Alastair Dick-Cleland.  

September sees the return of annual heritage festivals in England Heritage Open Days, Scotland Doors Open Days and Wales’ Cadw Open Doors. In London, we’ll be opening Princelet Street, Spitalfields for Open House London 14-15 September.  

We’re thrilled to be opening The Mackintosh Building in the Southern Highlands for the first time, 14-15 September, which is sure to draw fans of Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh from far and wide.

Medieval hall-house, Plas Uchaf also joins the Open Day programme for the first time in Denbighshire, North Wales, approximately 40-min drive from Dolbelydr, making it an opportunity for a Landmark open day double-header on the weekend of 7-8 September. Finally, West Blockhouse, Pembrokeshire opens in September for the first time since 2015.  

A stone’s throw from Corfe Castle, Dunshay Manor, the former home of sculptor Mary Spencer-Watson, opens on the weekend of 6-7 September with creative activities for visitors. Information will also be available on forthcoming new group exhibition ‘Artists on Purbeck’, opening October 2024 at Russell Coates Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, featuring selected Spencer-Watson works.  

In the Midlands at Astley Castle, historian, Sarah Jane Downing gives a free talk at our Threads of History open days on Saturday 7 September. The author of Fashion in the Time of Shakespeare will explore the connections between the women of Astley via the thread of their needlework. Separate booking for the talk is not required. 

On Sunday 19 May, Station Agent’s House welcomes its first public visitors at our newest Landmark, located in the centre of Manchester. Full information on this to follow. 

Into Autumn, The Music Room opens in October on the occasion of the annual Lancaster Music Festival with live performances to be announced. 

Explore the full 2024 Open Day programme: The Landmark Trust | Upcoming events  

We look forward to welcoming you to a Landmark Open Day soon!

Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.

The above programme may be subject to changes, please check the website before you travel. For some smaller Landmarks, pre-booking is essential and you may be asked to queue for entry.