Heritage Open Days to celebrate Rugby Borough's history and culture - The Rugby Observer

Heritage Open Days to celebrate Rugby Borough's history and culture

Rugby Editorial 6th Sep, 2022   0

HISTORIC and iconic buildings across the borough will be open to the public for free this month during the annual Heritage Open Days celebration.

Heritage Open Days takes place from September 9 to 18, featuring a programme of exhibitions, tours and more celebrating Rugby’s history and culture.

Highlights include a trip down memory lane on a 1968-vintage Midland Red Bus, Tin Type Trailer’s spectacular performance on the evolution of flash photography, and a tour of Rugby Distillery.

The Southam Heritage Collection will offer Guided History Walks of the town, and artists will showcase traditional crafts at the former Alexandra Arms pub.




Residents will have the chance to take a guided tour of Rugby and learn about the people who made the town famous through their inventions, and take tea and cake in the Mayor’s Parlour.

The historic buildings of Coombe Abbey Park, the Marton Museum of Country Bygones, Cotesbach Hall and Princethorpe College will open their doors to visitors – as will some of the borough’s churches, including St Marie’s RC Church, the Orthodox Church of the Ascension, St James Church in Southam, and St Edith’s Church in Monks Kirby.


All activities and venues are free, but some require pre-booking.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/45d29ttk for more information about the programme, and to book tickets.

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