The 18 unique historic buildings, churches and venues across Blackpool open to the public for free this month

The national Heritage Open Days will see 15 venues across the town come to life during September.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 12:06 pm
Blackpool heritage days

The volunteer run event is a once-a-year opportunity to explore some of the area's unique historic buildings, many of which are usually restricted or charge for entry. This year's event is taking place from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September. Here are the venues which will be open to the public in Blackpool. Pre-booking is required for some of the tours and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Further details about each venue can also be found on the Heritage Open Days website www.heritageopendays.org.uk

86 All Hallows' Road, Bispham, FY2 0AY. A short historical talk on the history of the 'Mother Church' of Blackpool and take the opportunity to look around this magnificent ecclesiastical building.
Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RL. Take a tour around Lightworks, the Illuminations depot, with Heritage Guides

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Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, FY4 1EZ. Free pass which allows entry to the Pleasure Beach for the entire day.
Talbot Square, Blackpool. Tour of Town Hall, including the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms explaining the history, heritage and uses of the Grade II Listed Building
2 Revoe Street, Blackpool, FY1 5HN. An introduction to the Islamic Faith and tour of the Mosque to see what happens in a Mosque. Also an opportunity to observe live prayer at 1:30 pm
West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ. Commemorating the first Mayor and true pioneer of Blackpool, Alderman W. H. Cocker, the Clock Tower was opened in 1927 by Sir John Bickerstaffe
5 Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2AX. The Funny Girls building was originally the biggest Odeon cinema outside Leicester Square, London and still retains many of its original 1930s art deco features
Dean Street, Blackpool. Enjoy Holy Trinity's spectacular architecture and design
Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 2HB. Immerse yourself in the rich and charming history of Blackpool's most historic hotel
Talbot Road, Layton, Blackpool. Founded in 1871, Layton Cemetery has a captivating history which is brought to life on a guided tour
Preston New Road, FY4 4XQ. View the interior of this grade II listed mill, enjoy a guided tour to learn how a windmill works and see an exhibition depicting the history of the windmills across the Fylde.
St. Johns Church, Cedar Square, Blackpool, FY1 1BP. St John's is a grade ll listed building featuring magnificent stained glass windows and original architecture and carvings.
Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RB. St Stephen on the Cliffs is the worship place of Blackpools visiting entertainers and home to the famous Actors' Chapel, believed to be the only one in the world
Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PU. Founded in 1911 by the Grundy Brothers, learn about the gallery's history.
Art Deco Cafe, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ. A presentation on the history of Stanley Park, Thomas H Mawson's masterpiece and one of Blackpool's best loved historic landmarks
Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4BJ. Discover the history, heritage and architecture of one of Blackpool's most iconic landmarks.
33 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HT. Take a mini tour of this grade II listed building in its 125th anniversary year. This is a unique opportunity to explore a fine example of Victorian theatre architecture
476 Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1JF. A beautiful Edwardian building, built in 1911. It is a unique surprise in urban Blackpool with stunning and original character