Update second edition! The 2019 edition of the European Private Heritage Week held in May, was a real success! Sixteen countries participated, and we gathered more than 244.785 visitors in 468 houses. Read the full press release!
To celebrate the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, the first edition was held from May 24-27, 2018. Drawing on its success we have decided to organize a second edition on May 16-19, 2019. We need your help to make it a great success!
The European Private Heritage Week has four objectives:
- Raise awareness on the contribution of private owners of heritage buildings to society
- Foster exchanges between owners-managers and the public
- Increase synergies with the living arts
- Promote public engagement, especially the young generation
WANT TO JOIN?
Are you a private owner? Would you like to join this initiative?
→ Consult our guidelines and get in touch with us!
Where can you join us?
- Burg Bernstein | 19 May
Guided tours every hour (11h00-17h00) giving an overview of the castle’s history and showing the representative knight’s hall from the early 17th century.
Register Erasmus Almasy, email@example.com; +43 3354 6382
- Schloss Hollenegg | 17-19 May
Exhibition of contemporary design objects presented in the historical rooms of the castle. It will explore the table as a place where we come together, share food, behave, fight and reunite. Twenty designers will be showing recent works, especially commissioned for exhibition, next to the historical objects of the castle
Register Alice Liechtenstein, firstname.lastname@example.org; 00436767387158
- Schloss Forsten | 18 May
Exceptionnal opening of the manor to the public (10.00-16.00) in combination with guided tours.
Register Mag. Dietmar Krisai von Havala, +43-664-1005571
- In Memoriam Notre Dame: Carithias historic attics | 13-19 May
Owners of some historic monuments in Carinthia (Austria) want to support the restauration of Notre Dame de Paris. During this week numerous guided tours through the historic attics of Carinthia take place.
The aim is to raise people’s awareness of the dangers and the protection of historic roofs, and to present the beauty and the hidden secrets of framework, of towers and bells.
10€ admission per person will be donated to Notre Dame
Visitors will have to sign a liability exclusion. A list of participant monuments will be published soon.
Partners: regional newspaper of Carinthia and the diocese.
We are looking forward to welcome you!
Contact: Schloss Grades | www.schloss-grades.com | +43699/10812007
- Château de Loppem | 16-19 May
Visits of the castle and of its collections (14.00-17.30).
Contact Maxim Serlez, 050.82.22.45 | email@example.com
- Château d’Ostin | 19 May
Guided tours from 10.00 to 16.00.
Contact (registration mandatory) MM. Boucher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 081/512 333
More info www.ostin.be
- Parc du Bois-Lombut | 18-19 May
Guided tours with the owner at 14.00
- Castle Blatna | 25-26 May
New guided tours, live music at the court yard, exhibition.
Contact Stephanos Germenis email@example.com
- Castle Bludov
Contact Karla Mornstein-Zierotin, firstname.lastname@example.org
More info www.zamekbludov.cz
- Castle Boskovice | 25 May
Music show organized
Contact Kateřina Klementová, email@example.com
- Water tower Citoliby | 25 May
Lecture walk through Czech history.
Contact Miloš Kánský Kansky.Milos@seznam.cz
- Castle Častolovice | 25-26 May
Dog shelter exhibition | Dana Živorova paintings exhibition.
Contact Zdeněk Bachman firstname.lastname@example.org
More info www.zamek-castolovice.cz
- Castle Dětenice
Medieval Food Festival.
Contact Vlastimil Ferko email@example.com
More info www.detenice.cz
- Castle Dobříš | 24-26 May
Guided tours & Radka Přibyslavská´s portraits exhibition
Contact Tereza Vyhlasová firstname.lastname@example.org
- Castle Dolni Kounice | 24-26 May
Special tours guided by the owners & wine tasting
Contact František Zoubek F.Zoubek@seznam.cz
More info www.zamekkounice.cz
- Castle Houska | 25 May
Guided tour with the owners.
Contact Zuzana Pavlík-Šimonková email@example.com
More info www.hradhouska.cz
- Castle Hradek | 25-26 May
Guided tours with the owner including the gardens and orangery.
Contact Michaela Fremundová firstname.lastname@example.org
More info www.zamekhradek.cz
- Castle Chyše | 24-26 May
Tours of the castle sellers | K, Čapek at Chyše & I. Hüttnerova exhibition
Contact Vladimír Lažanský email@example.com
More info www.chyse.com
- Castle Karlova | 26 May
Guided tours with the owner
Contact Martina Kubešová firstname.lastname@example.org
- Castle Kost | 25 May
Guided tours with the owner
Contact Martina Kubešová email@example.com
- Castle Kvasiny | 19 May | 25-26 May
Children Concert & Exhibition of Jiří Urban.
Register Soňa Klímová Janečková, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Castle Mitrowicz | 25 May
‘Mariánská pouť’ historical family day.
Register Michal Bedřich, email@example.com
- Castle Ratměřice | 26 May
Performance for children – Sleeping Beauty.
Register Tomáš Novák, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Castle Rychnov nad Kněžnou
Register Zdenka Dokoupilová, email@example.com
- Castle Skalice-Bohumilice | 25 May
Piano concert & Exhibition running until 30.9.2019
Register Vladimír Hiršl, firstname.lastname@example.org
More info www.zamekskalice.cz
- Castle Stránov | 27 May
Evening tours of the castle.
Register Zuzana Pavlík-Šimonková, email@example.com
- Castle Úholičky | 25-26 May | 1-2 June
Exhibition M. Horníček Collage | Harp concert | Puppet theatre | Market | Film horses show
Register Petr Svoboda, firstname.lastname@example.org
More info Facebook zamekUholickyCZ
- Castle Velké Meziříčí | 25 May
Concert A. Dvořák.
Register Irena Tronečková, email@example.com
- Keila-Joa Castle Schloss Fall | 16-19 May
Exhibition about “Hunting and horse-riding fashion”. Guest are more than welcome to come and see the fascinating old era clothing that where worn for hunting and horse-riding events.
Register Andrei Dvorjaninov, +372 5067608
- Malmgård Estate | 19 May
Tours of the mansion building & of the estate shop and brewery pub.
Contact Henrik Creutz, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358-40-5147475
- Abbaye Saint-Hilaire | 16-19 May
Visits organized from 10.00 to 18.00.
Register Anne Bride, email@example.com
- Jardins de Brantes | 16-19 May
Visits organized & special welcome by owners.
Register Marine d’Aboville, Marine.firstname.lastname@example.org
More info www.jardindebrantes.com
- Alte Post Gutshaus | 19 May
Exceptional opening of the manor to the public (between 10.00 and 16.00) in combination with guided tours.
Register Mag. Dietmar Krisai von Havala, +43-664-1005571
Twenty five historic houses will open their doors in 5 locations across Greece (Athens, Chios, Santorini, Kastoria and Corfu) thanks to the support of the Association Elliniki Etairia.
Have a look at the full list here.
- Ballinderry Park | 18 May
Meet for coffee and biscuits at Ballinderry Park, and George Gossip will lead a mystery tour back in time, following one another by car and stopping for an elaborate picnic lunch en-route.Those who wish to stay longer can avail of special overnight rates with dinner at Ballinderry.
Guided tour from 10.00 (lasts 6.5 hours), including coffee and lunch | Cost: €95
Minimum people: 8
Maximum people: 15
Register (mandatory) email@example.com, 00 353 9096 86796, 00 353 86 6055042
More info https://bit.ly/2UjsNnx
- Beaulieu House | 17-18 May
Overlooking the estuary of the River Boyne, just downstream from Drogheda, Beaulieu is Ireland’s finest late seventeenth century house.Beaulieu is no longer regularly open to the public, but will open specially for a series of tours during European Private Heritage Week.
Guided tours from 13.00 to 17.00, every hour | Duration: 1 hour | Cost: €10
Register (mandatory) firstname.lastname@example.org, 00 353 41 983 8557
- Clonkeen House | 18 May
A Musical Interlude – Violin. A solo recital by Bróna Cahill, first violinist and leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra, to a small audience in her parents’ drawing room.
Starts at 18.00 | Duration: 1.5 hours | Cost: €10
- Curraghmore House | 18 May
An instructive walk through the gardens at Curraghmore House, led by the Head Gardener. Ireland’s finest and largest landscaped park, with the great house and forecourt at its centre, surrounded by formal gardens, including a parterre and tiered lawns, a lake, an arboretum with many specimen trees, a superb mid-eighteenth-century shell house and some of Ireland’s most spectacular native woodland.
Starts at 10.30 | Duration: 2 hours | Cost €20
Maximum people: 30
Guided tours of Curraghmore House can be booked in afternoon at an additional charge.
Register (mandatory) email@example.com
More info https://bit.ly/2UqYUBF
- Glenville Park | 18 May
Illustrated lecture followed by lunch – Drawing from his books in the ‘Vanishing Ireland’ series, the historian Turtle Bunbury recreates a poignant and fascinating world of music, emigration, humour and resilience. In 2001 Turtle and the photographer James Fennell began to ‘travel the length and breadth of Ireland’, photographing elderly members of society and conducting a series of interviews about their life stories, work experiences and family backgrounds. Turtle will recount many of the most interesting, amusing and inspiring stories illustrated by the best photographs from the project.
Starts at 11.00 | Duration: 4 hours | Cost: €50 (Coffee, lunch and tea included) | Maximum people: 50
Register (mandatory) firstname.lastname@example.org, 00 353 21 4880103, 00 086 8453539
More info https://bit.ly/2UhZ1iY
- Enniscoe House | 17 May
Special day for schools
An intensive day of fun and study for school children (12-13). The morning will be spent visiting the house, garden, yards and farm buildings, learning the history of the house, the family and the region, discovering how its use and management developed during the last century, and setting this into context with subjects from the school curriculum. After a picnic lunch on the shores of Lough Conn the afternoon will be devoted to nature and the environment. Enniscoe is one of sixteen Irish phenology stations, established to study the impact of climate change. Trees and shrubs from the programme will be examined and explained, and research on climate change discussed, before the group returns to the Heritage Centre for a quiz on what they have learned during the day.
Start at 10.00 | Duration: 5 hours | Cost: €25 | Minimum people: 20 – Maximum people: 40
Register (mandatory) email@example.com, 00 353 96 31112
More info https://www.enniscoe.com/
- Lambay Island | 16 May
Forage and Feast on Lambay Island – Meet the owners, the Baring family, and Monica Wilde, Lambay’s professional forager, over a welcoming cup of coffee.A nutritionist and certified herbalist, Monica has organised Forage & Feast weekends on the island providing visitors with an opportunity to unwind, re-wild and eat delicious and nutritious island food. Spend the morning discovering the edible joys of sea, land and garden, benefiting from Monica’s encyclopaedic knowledge and her gentle guidance. Enjoy a tour of Lambay Castle, a 15th century fort renovated and furnished by Sir Edwin Lutyens as the family home in 1910, before a delicious lunch prepared from many of the ingredients you have found during the morning. Return to the mainland by ferry after lunch.
Please Note. There is always a possibility that this event might be cancelled at short notice, since it is impossible to land on Lambay Island in stormy weather. Should this happen the event will be rescheduled.
Starts at 9.00 | Duration: 5 hours | Cost: €150 (coffee & lunch included) | Minimum/Max people: 12
Register (mandatory) firstname.lastname@example.org
More info https://bit.ly/2FNRpeC
- All over Italy | 19 May
Our member Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane holds its annual Giornata Nazionale with around 400 houses, courtyards and gardens opening to the public.
This initiative aims at raising awareness on the contribution of privately-owend heritage houses.
Full program here
More info http://www.adsi.it/giornatanazionaleadsi-domenica19maggio2019/ | Facebook www.adsi.it| Twitter dimorestoriche
- A competition for pupils “My Business Plan for Latvian Castle or Manor” | 16-18 May
The aim of the competition is to promote the pupils’ in-depth interest in cultural heritage objects and encourage interest in their use today.
We invite you to participate in the competition from 7 to 8. classes and 10-11 classes for students. The winning teams will get an opportunity to organize a memorable class evening in a Latvian castle or manor for the whole class.
• Choose! Choose a castle or manor to write a business plan. Apply! You must apply for a visit to the castle or manor (electronically) by May 3, 2019;
• Take part! Visit the selected palace or manor house on 16-18 March 2019 in May;
• Write! You must write a business plan (in accordance with the guidelines of the competition regulations) for the castle or manor visited and submit it electronically to: email@example.com by May 31, 2019.
Winning teams will be announced on October 1, 2019.
List of manor houses and castles participating in Student’s Business Plan Contest
Privately owned castles and manors
– Blankenfeldes muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Hiršenhof, contact : email@example.com
– Kalnmuižas pils, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Krimuldas muiža, contact : email@example.com
– Odzienas muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Padures muiža, contact : email@example.com
– Pūres muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Rūmenes muiža, contact : email@example.com
– Skrundas muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Villa Medem, contact : email@example.com
– Zvārtavas pils, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Public manors and castles
– Alūksnes Jaunā pils (Alūksnes muzejs), contact : email@example.com
– Apriķu muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Cēsu Jaunā pils, contact : email@example.com
– Dzērbenes pilsmuiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Gārsenes pils, contact : email@example.com
– Jaunauces pils, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Kazdangas pils, contact : email@example.com
– Krāslavas grāfu Plāteru pils komplekss, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Litenes muiža, contact : email@example.com
– Livonijas ordeņa pils : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Livonijas ordeņa pilsdrupas Aizputē, contact : email@example.com
– Lūznavas muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Mazsalacas novada Sēļu muiža, contact : email@example.com
– Preiļu muižas komplekss un parks, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Svitenes pils, contact : email@example.com
– Tiņģeres muiža, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
– Veselavas muiža, contact : email@example.com
- Casa Senhorial Verde de Oliveira | 18-19 May
May 18 at 16.00 – Yoga in the garden, by Pedro Capinha – YOGA LEIRIA – Confederação Portuguesa de Yoga
May 19 at 15.30- Fashion Photographic Competition with the photographer is Sérgio Claro, from Models Agency
Contact Ana Oliviera, firstname.lastname@example.org, 00 351 910054926
More info Facebook RocailleLeira
- Curtisoara Domain | 17-19 May
Visit of the Culaand the domain, -exhibition with the work done by the students of the school of Chaillot (France) and Timisoara (Romania) a study of Romaniian Culas & picnic under the linden tree on Saturday & Sunday.
Register Pierre Bortnowski, email@example.com, +40753759547
More info https://www.artisperitia.org/
- Ratiu House | 19 May
Casa Rațiu is the former residence of one of the most iconic families in Transylvania, the Ratiu Family.
While some of the activities are brought to the community in different venues (an award on mental health achievements, in the memory of Elisabeth Pilkington Ratiu; a violin concert at the local theater, played on the family violin which was given to a young artist), others are open to the public inside the house – a multicultural dinner where a Syrian chef and a British chef will cook together for the international and local guest.
Register Doiniţa Seruna, firstname.lastname@example.org, +40 728 989 091
- Veljkovic House | 18-19 May
The house of the Veljkovic family will present its collection of 21 caricatures made by the impressionist painter Beta Vukanovic. Caricatures which are the reflection of the political, economic and artistic landscape of Serbia during the first half of XX century.
On May 18: House will be opened from 16.00 to 21.00
On May 19: House will be opened from 10.00 to 18.00
- The house of Kulic family | 16-17 May
“A cup of coffee in the House of Kulic Family”
The House of Kulic Family will be opened for visitors on May 16 and 17 & for the occasion Ms Mila Korunovic Delic will serve coffee with traditional Serbian tasty, morset and tell interesting stories if the House itself, on its inhabitants, and their lives.
- Nusic Foundation
The Nusic Fundation will present an exposition on Branislav Nusic, who was a diplomat and a playwriter. A play will also be presented called “Travel around the world” written by B.Nusic and played by the troupe “Live together”.
- The Kuća Petronijevića Archives and Research Center | 16-19 May
Exhibition & related workshops. The event will narrate the story about designing and building the family house at the present premises.
Authentic documents from the family archives will be used.
- House Boudimir
On the occasion of the restoration of the House “Boudimir”, property of Mrs and Mr Simic Krsmanovic, a heritage slab from the association “Stare Kuce Srbije” will happen. Mr Simic Krsmanovic will count the history of the house and the architectural aspect as well.
- House Apostolović de Pančevo | 17-19 May
Exhibition on oriental orthodox icons, inspired by Serbian heritage.
May 17 at 19.00: Goran Suručić, an engineer and a founding member of the literary club “Ivo Andrić in Zenum” and a defender of disabled will present his new poems collection called « Maturanka » accompanied by an orchestra.
May 18 at 19.00: Živojin Ćelić, a professional painter, literary man and a composer will present his poems collection called « I try to remember who I am » and his paintings from the cycle « before and after ». His musical composition will be played with the assistance of Professor Milan Dujmovic.
May 19 at 16.00, The association “Let’s live together” of disabled people will perform the play “illiterate” written by Branislav Nušić. & At 19.00 a short film on Serbia written by Izabela Savić will be presented.
- The House of Jevrem Grujić | 16 May
Exhibition “Hidden treasure of Serbia”
The exhibition depicts Serbian history, culture, diplomacy and avant-garde. On the exhibition visitors will see paintings of the most important Serbian painters, sculptures, furniture from the 16th to the 20th century, ancient weapons, art objects of porcelain, ceramics, bronze, silver, rare books, clothes from the royal dynasty, medals and decorations.
They will see porcelain tea and coffee cups in which coffee and tea were served to Royal visitors, the most beautiful wedding gown from 1856, liquor chest and gift from the King Milan and Queen Natalia Obrenović. Among the beautiful paintings the visitors can admire one of the most beautiful paintings ever painted in Serbia, the portrait of Queen Natalia, considered as the Serbian Mona Lisa for her remarkable beauty and elegance.
The House will be opened from 10.00 to 15.00.
- Parc Samà | 16-17 May
Guided visit of the 14 hectares of the garden. The visit is guided by local historian and includes explication of historic, cultural and natural aspects of the garden.
Register Ester Llevat Villarrubi, email@example.com
- Iford Manor | 16-19 May
Open from 11.00 to 16.00
Special private tour on Sunday 19, to be booked here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/guided-tour-of-garden-by-owner-including-cream-tea/iford-manor/1366997