European Heritage Days History
European Heritage Days comprise an annual programme of opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites that are not normally accessible to the public. The aim of the event is to promote interest and care for the multiple and diverse architectural and environment heritages of Europe.
The event has its roots in France in 1984 when the Ministry of Culture sponsored La Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open Day). The idea quickly spread with the Netherlands, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland holding similar events over the next six years. In 1991, the events were collectively referred to as European Heritage Days for the first time, and by 2010, 50 states had joined the event. Since 1999, the days have had a permanent slogan, Europe, a common heritage, events take place on the weekend during September.
Top Tweets for European Heritage Days
In the News and Trending for European Heritage DaysUpdated Here are 16 completely free attractions you can visit in Northern Ireland this weekend as part of European Heritage Days 2019
newsletter.co.ukEuropean Heritage Open Day: Hundreds of free events across NI this weekend
belfastlive.co.ukEuropean Heritage Open Days: Step into the past as Northern Ireland opens its doors to history - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
belfasttelegraph.co.ukWhiteabbey boat house shares its secrets on European Heritage Day
newtownabbeytoday.co.ukLe Cordon Bleu Paris celebrates European Heritage Days 2019
European Heritage Days Facts & Quotes
European Heritage Days Top Events and Things to Do