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Heritage Open Days in Castlegate

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Castlegate

Sheffield

S3 8LE

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This September free open days and tours will be taking place in buildings and locations around Castlegate as part of the Castlegate Festival and Sheffield Heritage Open Days.

Sheffield Castle Remains - online prebooking essential via Eventbrite

A rare opportunity to learn about the history of Sheffield Castle - join the Friends of Sheffield Castle and Wessex Archaeology for a tour of the former Castle Market, including the history of the mediaeval castle and the 300 years of urban development on the site since its demolition in the C17th, the recent excavations by Wessex which have changed our understanding of the castle, and possible ideas for the future redevelopment of the site . The visit will include access to the chamber containing the only visible remains of the castle. Prebooking essential. Saturday 14 September, Sunday 15 September, Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September at 11.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.00

The following venues will also be opening during the festival, prebooking not required:

Visit Castle House

A guided visit to the stylish modernist former co-op department store now reinvented as a tech business incubator, food hall and videogame centre. Includes access to the elegant ‘Festival of Britain’-styled staircase and top floor Boardroom and former café with spectacular views. Open Monday 16 September 18.00 - 19.00, Tuesday 17 September 17.00 - 18.00 and Wednesday 18 September 17.00 - 18.00

Terminal and Grain Warehouses, Victoria Quays, Wharf St. S2 5SY

See inside these two classic canal warehouses, one Georgian and one Victorian, now stylishly converted to highly characterful work spaces including a floating conference room. The Terminal Warehouse was opened in 1819 at the end of the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and continued to be used for warehousing until conversion to flats in the 1990s. The ground floor, into which the canal actually flows, has now been converted into a stylish showroom and office by Ovo Spaces including a modern canal boat which serves as a conference room. The Grain Warehouse was built in the 1890s during a period of investment and revival in the fortunes of the canal. It was later converted to house grain hoppers, the distinctive riveted mouths of which now form the ceiling of the studios of Born and Raised, a design and public relations company. Together these two highly distinctive spaces tell much about the history of the canal . Open Saturday 21 September 11.00 - 16.00 - part of the Sheffield Waterways Festival.

Sheffield's Neglected Old Town Hall

A guided walk round the outside of Sheffield's former Town Hall and Courthouse. The Old Town Hall was Sheffield's civic and justice centre for 200 years. It has been empty and neglected for 20 years. Learn about its rich history, its place in the regeneration of Castlegate and current plans for its restoration. It may be possible to see part of the interior but please note this cannot be guaranteed. Saturday 14 September 11.00 and Friday 20 September 11.00. Prebooking essential by email only: fothsheffield@gmail.com from 1 August.

Henry Bryars Old Stables, (formerly Hancock & Lants) Lady's Bridge

Learn the history of this unique building which has served as multi-storey parking for horses, elephants and camels, vets surgery, and birth-place of the 'mushy pea'. See how original interiors are being converted to new uses with views of the Don. Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19 September 12.30 - 13.30 Prebooking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/henry-bryars-old-stables-formerly-hancock-lants-ladys-bridge-tickets-67025261361

Visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk and www.sheffieldhods.com for more details including venue accessibility.


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Sheffield

S3 8LE

United Kingdom

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