Heritage Open Days St Albans and HarpendenExplore the hidden history of St Albans as buildings normally closed to the public are opened for a special Heritage Open Days weekend.

You can also visit many of the City’s museums and attractions for free or a reduced cost during the annual Heritage Open Days event from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September.

This is your once-a-year chance to view some architectural treasures, enjoy guided tours and take part in other activities.

One highlight is the St Albans Three Towers Challenge  – a chance to climb a total of 800-plus steps and get a bird’s eye view of the City from three historic landmarks: the Clock Tower, St Peter’s Tower and the Cathedral Tower.  Those who succeed will receive a Three Towers Challenge medal as a souvenir. To apply for a place, go to http://bit.ly/2vMJoj7.

Your local history and culture will also brought to life by:

        • Free tours of the Abbey Gateway, the Cathedral Tower and the St Albans South railway signal box where a steam railway will be in operation.
        • Guided walks around the City.
        • Two for one tickets to de Havilland Aircraft Museum.
        • Reduced entry to St Albans Organ Theatre.
        • Kingsbury Barn pottery exhibition – offering visitors the chance to try ‘throwing’ a pot.
        • Free entry to the Roman Theatre and the Verulamium Museum.

More details of these and other events are available online at www.enjoystalbans.com/heritageopendays