What’s On?

We’re offering a wide variety of creative workshops, displays, and guided tours of our historic library and heritage site to celebrate the festival this year.

Our 2023 events programme includes:

Book display “Looking between the Lines: Marginalia in the DEI Collections”
A small exhibition focusing on the notes, letters, doodles, or “marginalia” that appear in some of the historic volumes in our collections.
Workshop Saturday 9th 10.30am – 12 noon – Drop in
Creativity Unwrapped: Make a Treasure Map (For children aged 5+)
Guided tours Heritage Open Days 2023 Guided Tours
Saturday 9th – from 10.30am until 3pm

Wednesday 13th – from 1pm – 4pm

Saturday 16th – from 10.30am until 3pm

Poetry Night Tuesday 12th 6 – 7pm
‘Beginnings and Endings’ Drop in, read a poem or two or just listen.
Workshop Thursday 14th 11am – 2pm Drop in
Green Shoots Gardening Group event – Saving Seeds for Planting (Workshop for adults)
Librarian’s Tour Thursday 14th 6 – 7pm (Booking Essential)
Special evening tour of our library and heritage collection, with the chance to see some of our collection highlights.
Bookworms Junior Members’ Club Saturday 16th 10.30am – 12 noon
Creativity Unwrapped – Make Animal Clay Sculptures (for children aged 5-8)


For full event details, please visit the national Heritage Open Days website here.

To book places for our events, where required, please go our bookings page here .

If you require any help, or assistance, please contact the office via email: [email protected] or call us on: 01392 274727

We look forward to welcoming you at the Institution throughout the festival!