Sheffield Heritage Open Days 2023

08 Sep 2023 - 17 Sep 2023

Sheffield’s biggest festival of heritage and culture takes place between 8-17 September with over 120 FREE tours, walks, exhibitions and events.

Sheffield's Heritage Open Days are part of the nationwide festival that takes place over 10 days each September, as volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.

Each year thousands of people from across the city and visitors from further afield enjoy exploring a wide and varied selection of places to visit and things to do, often in unusual locations or at places which are usually not open to the public.

This year’s festival theme is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’, and as a 'City of Makers' this has given local organisers a great opportunity to showcase Sheffield’s creative heritage, whether it be in silversmithing, landscape design, architecture, art, or the many other trades, crafts and skills.

You can learn about Sheffield’s theatrical history on a walking tour around the former sites of the city’s theatres, discover the creative roots of artists and makers through Butcher Works’ online exhibition, and explore the landscapes of Robert Marnock in Sheffield’s Victorian Botanical Gardens.

You can walk in the footsteps of Nether Edge’s creative women on a tour of that historic part of the city, and embrace the creativity of artisans who built our heritage at St John’s Church in Ranmoor.

The Sheffield Visual Arts group will introduce you to public artworks around the city centre and you can discover the stories of the many creative individuals buried at Wardsend Cemetery. 

This is just a taste of the many fantastic events, to see the full programme visit and/or download the 2023 brochure here.


FREE, but you may need to book a place to attend some of the events.