Discover Watford’s rich heritage with free events and openings across the town

Watford, dating back to the 12th century, is home to many hidden gems which hold secrets to the past. Churches, the town hall, a brewery and a mosque are amongst the venues that will open their doors for Heritage Open Days for one weekend from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September.

Published: Wednesday, 5th August 2015

Sarah Priestley, Museum and Heritage Officer, said: “Access to these buildings and events are a great opportunity for the residents and visitors of Watford to see and learn about Watford’s past. Lots of work goes into looking after Watford’s heritage for future generations but we shouldn’t forget to enjoy them now.”

Taste some local beer, take a woodland walk, climb a church tower, observe prayers at a mosque and check out the secret model dam used to develop the bouncing bomb – just a few of the many activities on offer over the long weekend.

Explore and celebrate what makes Watford special and renew your Watford pride, all for free.

Heritage Open Days is a national festival celebrating history, architecture and culture. The festival encourages everyone to visit historical and cultural places across England for free.

To find out more about this incredible weekend and see a listing of events visit or

Alternatively, pick up a paper guide from Watford Museum.

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