This weekend buildings across Northern Ireland will be opening their doors for free as part of European Heritage Open Days (EHOD).
This is a once a year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours and events that bring our history and culture to life.
Last year over 56,500 people in Northern Ireland visited a wide range of properties during the weekend, many of which are closed to the public throughout the rest of the year.
There is something for everyone to enjoy including:
- The atmospheric Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices where over 1700 ships were designed including RMS Titanic and Olympic.
- A chance to operate signalling equipment and send messages by Morse Code at Headhunters Railway Museum, Enniskillen.
- St. Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry, the oldest building within the walled city.
- An opportunity to meet the Millar and find out how he turned grain into flour, see how a windmill works and how it relates to today’s search for alternative energy sources at Ballycopeland Windmill.
- Dunluce Castle which will be brought to life by medieval musicians and storytellers.
- A walking tour of Torrent Valley including the early Christian cross in Donaghmore and the ruins of the seventeenth century Castle Caulfield.
- Milford House Museum in County Armagh. Milford House is the former seat of the McCrum family, one of Ireland’s premier linen manufacturing dynasties. The museum is presented as a welcoming family home packed with McCrum family possessions.
More information is available at www.wonderfulni.info or by emailing