Heritage Open Weekend at St. Leonard's - Colchester
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture. Places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
The Heritage Weekend brings the doors of St. Leonard-at-the-Hythe open for everyone to visit and explore the history of the church and its position in the community.
For a brief video overview, look at St. Leonard's Facebook page.
The 14th-century church bears the scars of the 1648 Siege of Colchester. Napoleonic graves in the churchyard. Heritage displays, siege booklet, talks and light refreshments.
The church will be open on Saturday 8th September, with history tours of the church and impromptu organ recitals during both days.