HeritagePeterboroughOpen Days6 to 9 September 2012
Heritage Open Days celebrates               Peterborough has a rich heritage stretchingIntroduction               England’...
Tour of Bishop’s Palace andGardens at Peterborough CathedralThis is a rare opportunity to explore the delights   Railworld...
Thorney Heritage Museum                                                         The Living Heritage photographic exhibitio...
St Michael’s Church, ChestertonSituated on Oundle Road in Chesterton,Peterborough, St Michael’s Church is a Grade Ilisted ...
March Railway Station                                                        The railway first came to March on 10 Decembe...
Flag Fen Archaeology Park                             Longthorpe TowerDiscover the secrets of Flag Fen by going on a      ...
Visitor Information Centre9 Bridge StreetPeterboroughPE1 1HJTelephone: (01733) 452336  Opening times  Monday to Saturday f...
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Heritage Open Days Peterborough 2012

  1. 1. HeritagePeterboroughOpen Days6 to 9 September 2012
  2. 2. Heritage Open Days celebrates Peterborough has a rich heritage stretchingIntroduction England’s fantastic architecture and back thousands of years. With more than culture by offering access to properties 1,000 listed buildings, 29 conservation that are usually closed to the public or areas, 200 locally listed buildings and 60 normally charge for admission. scheduled ancient monuments, there is Every year on four days in September, plenty to see all year round. buildings of every age, style and To find out more, visit function throw open their doors. This means you can enjoy the very best of www.heritageopendays.org.uk castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns and parish churches to Buddhist Further information about Heritage temples. Open Days can also be found at the Visitor Information Centre, Bridge Street, It is a once-a-year chance to discover Peterborough. The Visitor Information hidden architectural treasures and Centre is open Monday to Saturday from make the most of a wide range of tours, 9.30am until 5pm (closed Bank Holidays). events and activities that bring to life Telephone (01733) 452336. local history and culture. 2
  3. 3. Tour of Bishop’s Palace andGardens at Peterborough CathedralThis is a rare opportunity to explore the delights Railworldof the Bishop’s Medieval Hallway (formerly the Discover the rail heritage of this former locomotiveAbbot’s Undercroft), drawing room, dining room, shed and coal yard - transformed into a tranquilstudy and the Bishop’s private chapel. The wildlife haven and visitor attraction in the heart ofgarden tour includes Bishop Ian’s rose garden, Peterborough.the vegetable garden, an orchard and the monk’skitchen, which is the oldest building in theCathedral Precincts. See this fascinating attraction for free on Sunday 9 September from 11am until 4pm. Guided tours start at 12 noon and 2pm. The 75-minute tours are Saturday 8 Booking is required. September at 11am and Sunday 9 September at 2.30pm. There is no parking at the cathedral. Telephone (01733) 344240, email info@railworld.net or visit www.railworld.netBooking is required by email: amber.homer-wooff Located alongside the Nene Valley Railway in@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or by telephone Peterborough, Railworld is a 15 minute walk from(01733) 355300. the city centre. It is located on bus route Citi 1Visit www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk (Cherry Tree bus stop, then down Cubitt Way). There are ample spaces for parking.Broadway Cemetery guided tourLocated in the heart of Peterborough (GranvilleStreet), this typical Victorian cemetery wasopened in 1858 with some spectacularmonuments to local dignitaries. The guided tour starts on Sunday 9 September at 2.30pm with the Mayor of Peterborough. Children over the age of seven are welcome under adult supervision and the tour is accessible for wheelchair users.From Long Causeway heading north from thecity centre, the cemetery is half a mile from thecathedral. There is street parking within 30 yardsof the main entrance to the cemetery.Bus number Citi 2 from Queensgate Bus Stationwill stop near The King’s School on Park Roadand the cemetery is a short walk through toBroadway via Granville Street. 3
  4. 4. Thorney Heritage Museum The Living Heritage photographic exhibition is the local landscape and natural history captured by four local photographers. There is also a ‘In the frame’ pop-up exhibition illustrating framed prints from a local museum project. Historic vehicles from Wisbech and District Historic Vehicles Club will also be on display and refreshments will be available. One-hour Thorney walking tours start from the museum at 2pm each day. Learn about the medieval abbey, the drainage of the fens and the Victorian rebuilt village of Thorney. Displays open at 10.30am until 4.30pm on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September. Guided Walk through Milton Park Enjoy a two-hour guided walk through historic parkland on Sunday 9 September at 2.15pm. Booking is essential and is on a first come, first served basis. To secure a place (maximum 40 places), telephone (01733) 267740. Walkers should meet at the Estate Office, Milton Park off Bretton Way, Peterborough. St Margaret’s Church St Margaret’s Church, on Fletton Avenue in Peterborough, will be open for visitors to view the Saxon stones and learn about its history. Light refreshments will be available and there will be a quiz for children. Visitors can enjoy this experience on Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September from 1pm until 5pm. Cambridgeshire Chattels Organised by Milton Estates Company, this is an opportunity to view chattels of historic or artistic interest in Peterborough. The tour takes place on Friday 7 September from 10.30am until 2.30pm. Places on the tour (maximum 15 people) should be pre-booked by telephone on (01733) 267740 and directions will be supplied on booking. The tour is not suitable for children under 14 years.4
  5. 5. St Michael’s Church, ChestertonSituated on Oundle Road in Chesterton,Peterborough, St Michael’s Church is a Grade Ilisted building with an 18th century chancel andporch and two fine monuments. One monument isto the Beville family and the other to John Dryden,the cousin of the Poet Laureate of the same name.A flower festival celebrating 60 years ofthe Queen’s reign will be on display. This iscomplemented by a small exhibition illustratingsome of the changes the village has gone throughsince the 1950s.Refreshments will be available and there iswheelchair access to the church. Visitors can enjoy this experience on Friday 7 September from 2pm until 5pm, Saturday 8 September from 10am until 4pm and Sunday 9 from 2pm until 5pm.Chesterton is situated almost on the A1. Fromthe south take the turning marked Chesterton.From the north take the turning marked Alwalton,proceed to a T junction and turn right over the A1.From the east follow signs to the East of Englandshowground, pass it and cross the A1. From thewest, follow the A605 to the A1, turn north andleave at next junction (marked Chesterton).The journey to Chesterton from Peterborough canalso be made by Stagecoach number 24 fromPeterborough Bus Station.St Wendreda’s Church, March The Prebendal Manor, NassingtonSt Wendreda’s Church is the only Grade I listedbuilding in the town. Almost certainly the current The early 13th century manor, the award-winningchurch is built on the site of an earlier Saxon timber Tithe Barn Museum and recreated medievalchurch. Wendreda was a daughter of the Saxon gardens will be open for guided tours. Visitors canKing Anna who in the 7th century established a see an exhibition in the 15th century dovecote andmission on the site to minister to the poor and the new 19th century privy exhibition. Tithe Barnneedy. Museum activities include: corn grinding, quill pen writing, dressing up in clothes and playing musicalThe church was enlarged in the 1340s to house instruments.the shrine of the relics of St Wendreda (translatedfrom Canterbury Cathedral in 1343) and became aplace of pilgrimage. The church is world renowned Tours take place on Sunday 9 Septemberfor its ancient double-hammer beamed roof, which from 2pm until 5pm. Tea will be available.is adorned with 118 carved angels. A wonderful The manor is not suitable for wheelchairs;example of the wood-carvers art, the roof was built apart from the privy all other areas arebetween 1470 and 1520. accessible. Tours are Thursday 6 September and Take the A47 to Wansford and follow the signs to Friday 7 September at 11am and 2pm. Nassington. Eight miles south of Stamford, take the Visit www.stwendreda.co.uk for more A1 to Wansford and follow the signs to Nassington. information. Seven miles north of Oundle, follow the brown signs from the A605. There is parking for 12 cars. 5
  6. 6. March Railway Station The railway first came to March on 10 December 1846 and was open to the public in January 1847. The platforms were opened on 23 November 1885. The Friends of March Station group was formed in August 2009 to rejuvenate the disused side of the station. The plans are to bring the centre rooms back into use as a small meeting room, railway The Heritage Weekend Open Day is on Saturday 8 September from 10am until 3pm and will include a number of railway museum and art gallery. related displays. Visit www.fomrs.org.uk for more information. Peterborough Museum Explore behind the scenes at Peterborough Museum and discover the background and story to its recent refurbishment. Learn about some of the many treasures in the museum’s collections, as well as stories from the history of its remarkable building. John Clare Cottage, Helpston The cottage is open on Saturday 8 September Tours take place on Saturday 8 and and Sunday 9 September from 10.30am until Sunday 9 September - 11am and 2pm on 4pm (last entry is at 3pm on both days). Saturday, 2pm only on the Sunday. No From the A15 take the B1443 (Glinton Road) to booking is required. Helpston. Turn off into Woodgate and the cottage is next to The Bluebell public house. For more information, telephone (01733) 864663, email museum@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com There is limited disabled parking at the museum Peckover House & Garden North and there is weekend pay & display car park behind it. The museum is walking distance from Brink, Wisbech city centre car parks. This elegant Georgian town house with wonderful walled garden is located in Wisbech town centre. It has many fine Victorian features including an orangery and summerhouses, celebrated rococo plaster and wood carvings. Peckover House is open on Saturday 8 September from 12 noon until 5pm (last admission is 4.30pm). Garden is level access (gravel paths) and is suitable for wheelchairs. There are steps leading up to house and a licensed tearoom on site. Peckover House has no car park but there are several free all day car parks in the town. The nearest is Chapel Road car park (sat nav postcode PE13 1RG). The Horsefair Bus station is a 10 minute walk from Peckover House.6
  7. 7. Flag Fen Archaeology Park Longthorpe TowerDiscover the secrets of Flag Fen by going on a Enjoy a costumed guided tour of Longthorpeguided tour of this remarkable and internationally Tower, recently voted as one of the 100 mostimportant Bronze Age site. Be transported back in important historic sites in the UK. With the finesttime and hear about the lives of people who lived set of medieval wall paintings in a domestic settinghere more than 3,000 years ago. anywhere in Western Europe, Longthorpe Tower gives a rare insight into the medieval mind. Tours are Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September at 11am and 2pm. No Tours are Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 booking is required. September at 11am and 2pm. No booking is required.For more information, telephone (01733) 313414,email flag.fen@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit Telephone (01733) 864663, email longthorpe.www.vivacity-peterborough.com tower@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit www. vivacity-peterborough.comThere is ample free parking at the attraction.Normal admission charges apply. The Stagecoach Citi 2 bus goes directly past the tower. Car parking for the tower is in nearby St. Botolph Church car park. Normal admission charges apply.St Andrew’s Parish Church,NorthboroughThis is a charming Norman Church dating back tothe end of the 12th century with connections to theClaypole and Cromwell families and the poet JohnClare. The tour takes place on Saturday 8 September from 11am until 4pm. There is level access for wheelchair users into the building with a ramp into the Nave. FREE Heritage bus service runningNorthborough is approximately eight miles northof Peterborough on the A15. The Delaine 101 8th-9th September connecting/102 bus from Peterborough Bus Station goes to Peterborough Museum, Flag FenNorthborough. and Longthorpe Tower.Walkers should meet at the Estate Office, Milton Telephone: (01733) 864663.Park off Bretton Way, Peterborough. 7
  8. 8. Visitor Information Centre9 Bridge StreetPeterboroughPE1 1HJTelephone: (01733) 452336 Opening times Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 5pm, closed Bank Holiday Monday. Website: www.visitpeterborough.com Email: tic@peterborough.gov.uk

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