Chichester Cathedral taking part in heritage days

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The scaffolding comes down as restoration nears completion at Chichester Cathedral this week.C072869-1 MAYOAK0003594627
C072869-1_chi_dec20_cathedral phot shimmin 181207 The scaffolding comes down as restoration nears completion at Chichester Cathedral this week.C072869-1 MAYOAK0003594627

The annual Heritage Open Days take place across the UK next month – and attractions such as Chichester Cathedral are taking part.

Around 5,000 free events are taking place across England from Thursday, September 8, to Sunday, September 11.

‘Treasure Your Treasures’ is the theme for this year’s annual four-day festival, which calls on communities to champion their local heritage and show their support for cultural and historic assets on their doorsteps.

Visitors are encouraged to capture themselves on camera with the objects, people or places that they treasure and to share their stories online via social media using the hashtag #TreasureYourTreasures.

Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent cathedral with 900 years of history, architecture and artistic treasures. As part of Heritage Open Days the cathedral will open three behind the scenes areas not normally open to the public; the Cathedral Library, the Song School and the private chapel of the Bishop of Chichester.

For more information, see the website at www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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