September 2022 Festival Hub

Everything you need to know about the upcoming Autumn Festival

Watch this space for programme and ticket details

Families and Innovations

2022 marks the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II and the centenary of the founding of the BBC. These two great matriarchs of British life help to focus our theme for 2022 as we explore ideas of family and innovation. From royal families to revolutionary dynasties, monarchs to matriarchs, we range over ancestry far and wide exploring both family trees and family secrets – discoveries sometimes challenging, often fascinating.

We’ll be investigating families near and far and the history that’s closest to home making up the building blocks of our lives.  Alongside Heritage Open Days, we also celebrate England’s rich history of invention, industry and innovation. Whether it’s exploring the inventions that power our everyday lives or highlighting the legacy of our local inventors, we’ll be investigating innovations and their influence on our families and our lives past, present and future.

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