September 4, 2012 10.50 am This story is over 117 months old

Lincoln showcases heritage with free open days

Heritage tours: For those interested in Lincoln’s past, there are plenty of guides and events over the weekend, all for free.

A number of talks, walks and open days will be happening throughout Lincoln as part of a special heritage weekend.

The Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days will showcase to residents and visitors the most interesting parts of the city’s history, mostly for free.

The events run from September 6 to 9, and feature a variety of things to do for all ages.

“Road, rail, river and retail” is a walk and talk which looks at Lincoln’s trade and transport links through the ages, starting behind Debenhams.

Lincoln Cathedral will host an open day, including children’s workshops, and there will be special tours on The Guildhall, situated on top of the Stonebow.

The Collection will run a travel-themed event specifically for children, and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life will also demonstrate a number of old trades, in addition to children’s activities and steam engine display.

There’s a special tour looking into Lincoln’s Jewish history, and a look around Stokes Tea and Coffee 1800s warehouse on Mint Lane.

Finally, you can also visit Lincoln’s working windmill, Ellis’s Windmill, and stroll through Hartsholme Country Park to discover the history of the manor which once stood on the grounds.

For times and more free events for learning more about Lincoln, visit Heritage Lincolnshire’s website.

Alternatively, you can visit the website to view all the 100 venues around Lincolnshire taking part in the open days.