5 great Cheshire Heritage Open Days online events

Garrick Theatre, Stockport by Kirsty Thompson

Garrick Theatre, Stockport by Kirsty Thompson - Credit: Archant

While the county gradually emerges from the lockdown, many of September’s Heritage Open Days have made themselves available to enjoy remotely.

Available anytime

Theatre Online Open Days

Take a virtual tour of the Stockport Garrick, find out what goes on behind the scenes during a production and how social distancing has affected theatre spaces.

There are also also YouTube performances of Stockport Voices and eadings of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.


Available anytime

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St Mary’s virtual tour

Many of you may pass by Thornton-le-Moors to visit the nearby 400 acre Gowy Meadows Nature Reserve to enjoy the wildlife in the pastures and grassland.

The village is home to the Grade I listed, St Mary’s Church and you can find out more out by downloading their free guidebook.


Available anytime

Virtual Open Day

Congleton Bath House & Physic Garden are offering a Virtual Open Day on their new website, with video tours and pictures from their archive.

Learn about the 18th century passion for health-giving cold-water bathing and the rescue and development of the buildings and gardens.


Available anytime

Murgatroyd’s Brine Pumps, Middlewich

A digital exploration of the history of Murgatroyd’s Salt & Chemical works in Middlewich chronicling the development of the works from 1889 to 2017.

A presentation and film brings together never seen before archival collections now in the care of Middlewich Heritage Trust.


11th - 12th September

Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility

Viridor Waste Management is opening the doors of its energy recovery facilities with a virtual tour on Facebook and Youtube.

Explore one of the largest energy recovery facilities in Europe and find out what happens to the rubbish which can’t be recycled after you put it in the bin at home.

Click here to see the full list of Cheshire Heritage Open Day events