As part of the programme of Heritage Open Days 2018, Beverley will be opening the doors to some of the town’s most recognisable buildings.
Heritage Open Days, organised by the Beverley and Hull Civic Societies, and the National Trust, open historic buildings that may otherwise be closed to the public, and provide events such as walks and guided tours free of charge.
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights, arguing that women should be educated, should be able to vote and to be in government: extraordinary claims for the 18th century.
This September Beverley is celebrating her story and her connection to the town as part of the national Heritage Open Days programme, with talks, walks and an illumination by the street artist Stewy.
Skidby Mill will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days 2017, on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free admission to the mill on both days between 10am and 4.15pm to the usual facilities on site – The Museum of East Riding Rural Life, a range of outbuildings, and an exhibition entitled Steeple People: East Riding Churches and Associated People, looking at a selection of churches from across the East Riding, as well as people closely connected with them.
Extensive restoration work to the stone and stained glass windows at Beverley Minster, can be seen as master craftsmen will display their talents as part of both Hull and Beverley Civic Society’s Heritage Open Days, on 8 September from 10:30-16:00.
Over the last 900 years, many people have visited the iconic Beverley Minster to follow in the medieval pilgrims’ footsteps who came to St John of Beverley’s grave seeking peace, health and comfort and the sanctuary chair, seeking asylum from harsh laws.