Share your historic Southport stories for Resort's Heritage Open Days

24 May 2023 4min read

Calling all historic building owners, local historians, and anyone with Southport history to share!

Registration is now open for the national Heritage Open Days festival promoting history events taking place later this year.

Lawnmower Museum

The Open Days Festival in Southport runs from Friday September 8th to Sunday September September 17th, with the first event – at the British Lawnmower Museum –already registered!

Do you have a heritage story you’d like to share? Or a historic building that you’d like to show people?

Southport Townscape Heritage Project is ready to help co-ordinate walks, talks, tours and all things celebrating the town’s heritage for Southport’s part in the Heritage Open Days festival.

Creativity Unpacked

This year’s festival theme is Creativity Unpacked – all about the designers, architects, artists and writers who’ve had an impact locally and nationally.

There’s lots of support available from the national team as well – including insurance cover.


All events go on the national website so reach a huge audience. And although the event itself must be free and put on specially for the festival, you can ask for donations or raise funds by offering refreshments.

Taking part is a great way to get people interested in what you do now, as well as your historic activity or building.

Thousands of people

Last year’s events in Southport proved exceptionally popular, with thousands of people having a great time learning something new about the town’s heritage.

If you’d like advice or help with putting on an event, get in touch with Sue Latimer or 07816 114885.

There’s also lots more information about Heritage Open Days on the national website

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