Open days across Great Britain

We're running a range of Open Days throughout September. Come and join us at your local CWGC site to discover more about the history in your local communities, the work of the CWGC and the men and women we commemorate.

Heritage open daysHeritage open days England

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers.

We've created a number of open days and tours across the country. Join us and find out more about the work of the Commission and the men and women we commemorate across Great Britain.

Bath Haycombe Cemetery Bletchley (Manor Road) Cemetery Brookwood Military Cemetery - Open Day
Brookwood Military Cemetery Tours Cambridge City Cemetery Cannock Chase Cemetery
Cheltenham Cemetery  Chester Blacon Cemetery Cottesmore St Nicholas Churchyard Extension
Derby Nottingham Road Cemetery Dover (St James) Cemetery Durrington Cemetery
Exeter Higher Cemetery Falmouth Cemetery Grimbsy Scartho Road
Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Heene Cemetery, Worthing Liverpool Naval Memorial
Lowestoft Naval Memorial Magdalen Hill Cemetery, Winchester Manchester Southern Cemetery
Norwich Cemetery Oxford Botley Cemetery Plymouth Efford Cemetery
Portland Royal Naval Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial CWGC Talk: Scampton St John the Baptist Churchyard
Scampton St John the Baptist Churchyard Seaford Cemetery Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
St Helens Cemetery, Merseyside Stratford Upon Avon Cemetery Sutton Veny (St Johns) Churchyard
Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth    

Doors Open Days 2021Doors open days Scotland

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country each September.

Join is at one of our Scottish sites to learn more about the men and women commemorated throughout Scotland as well as the work and history of the Commission.

Greenock Cemetery Lerwick Cemetery South Queensferry Cemetery

Ridree Park Cemetery

Troqueer Cemetery

Douglas Bank Cemetery 

Open Doors Wales

Wales’s much-loved historic attractions are expected to welcome thousands of visitors during September 2021 as part of Open Doors — the largest heritage festival in Wales.  

We're running events at two of our sites in Wales. Join us and find out more about the men and women we commemorate and our work in Wales and around the world.

Cathays (Cardiff) Cemetery Llandudno (St Orme's Head) Cemetery
Can't make it to one of our Open Day events?

Don't worry - we're running tours at sites across Great Britain throughout the summer. From churchyards to memorials and cemeteries you're never too far away from a piece of history. Find the connections in your community.

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