Heritage Open Days 2022
The 2022 Heritage Open Days will take place from 8 – 18 September focusing on the RIVERS & WATERWAYS of Salisbury
2019 Heritage Open Days took place from 13 to 22 September with tours of:
1. The Haunch of Venison Pub, Salisbury
2. Harnham Water Meadows
3. Tour of the Odeon Cinema
4. Wilton Town Council Chambers
2017 Heritage Open Days took place in September in collaboration with the Salisbury and South Wilts branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) on a very successful “Salisbury’s Historic Pubs and Inns” themed programme.
1.Unveiling of Blue Plaque dedicated to Agnes Bottenham outside the Rai D’Or pub and restaurant on Brown Street.
2.Tours of the Haunch of Venison in Salisbury, the only Salisbury pub on the CAMRA list of
historic pub interiors, and its “Churchill Bar” normally closed to the public;
3.Tours of the former Three Crowns Inn at Harnham, which has Civic Society award winning
restorations of its stunning C18th plasterwork;
4. A Salisbury historic pubs walk led by Ed Garman, author The Ox Row Inn and Boston Tea Party (formerly
the George Inn) kindly permitted photography for the tours and the Cloisters and Queens
Arms access for the tour groups;
5. An exhibition of Salisbury pubs and inns in Salisbury Public Library displaying drawings by
local artist Fred Fieber and photographs by Mike Woolf;
6. Displays for the 30th anniversary of Hop Back brewery at the Wyndham Arms, where its
beers were first brewed and the brewery founded; and
7. A lecture on Romano-British Beer at Salisbury Rugby Club by Alison Freezer (company
secretary at Hop Back Brewery).
2015 Historic Open Days took place 10-12 September. The focus was to the west of the city centre, the theme being ‘Go West- Award Winners and Hospitals’.
1. Pembroke House, part of the former Salisbury Infirmary. was open.
2.The church extension and the SP2 community building at St Paul’s roundabout were open in the afternoons. Moving to Wilton Road, a number of buildings which were either part of, or on the site of, the Old Manor Hospital were open. The Quaker Meeting House was open in the afternoons.
3.The Salisbury Medical Practice incorporates the former ballroom of the Old Manor and a blue badge guide and a member of staff led groups on Thursday and Friday around a modern purpose built medical facility.
4. No. 4 The Paragon, a private house, was open to the public each day. Blue badge guides led this tour following on from a visit to Salisbury Manor Care Home. This also incorporated the shell of a building from the Old Manor days, but having been rebuilt and considerably extended to form a bright modern care home.
5. The Foyer, a modern building providing supported living accommodation for young people.