Thanet jewels taking part in Heritage Open Day

The Grange and Pugin & St Augustine Visitor Centre are among the open properties

Some of the isle’s most celebrated buildings are opening their doors this weekend as part of the national scheme, Heritage Open Days.

Every September, some of the country’s best-known attractions, as well as private and community spaces, are opened through the support from the National Trust and players of People’s Postcode Lottery. To celebrate the festival’s 25th anniversary, 25 new places are opening their doors, from country houses, museum archives and gardens, to theatres, wildlife reserves, distilleries and even a solar farm.

In Thanet history lovers can take a sneak peek behind the stage doors at Margate’s Theatre Royal or the pugin-designed St Augustine’s Church in Ramsgate.

This is your chance to visit for free, discover architectural treasures and enjoy tours, events and activities at buildings of every age, style and function across the isle.

The theme for 2019 is ‘People Power’ and open days run between today (September 13) and September 22.

Thanet sites taking part:

Crampton Tower Museum
The Grange & St Edwards Presbytery
Pugin & St Augustine Visitor Centre
Vincent in Ramsgate Tribute Exhibition
Italianate Glasshouse
Archaeology ‘Pop-Up’ Museum
Hornby Visitor Centre with The Margate Ramsgate Maritime Museum
Birchington Heritage Trust
St George the Martyr Church
St Peter’s Village Tour
St Laurence Church
T S Eliot Mural
Ellington Park
12 Arthur Road
Drapers Windmill
Margate Museum with the Tudor House
St John Church
Powell-Cotton Museum
The Van Gogh Boarding House
The Van Gogh Garden
Minster Abbey

Find dates and times for each venue by clicking here