The European Private Heritage Week (May 24-27) was a great success gathering 642 houses opening in 17 countries and more than 272.000 visitors. A picnic was organized in 9 houses in Romania, while 39 houses open freely in Greece, 80 in Switzerland, and as much as 130 houses across three Baltic countries. The Latvian association held a contest for high-school pupils ‘My business model for a heritage house’.
The 2019 edition will be held on May 16-19, be ready!
Read the full press release on the outcomes of the European Private Heritage Week: Pressrelease_PrivateHeritageWeek
On May 24-27, private owners of heritage houses, chapels and churches opened their doors and organized special activities, under the common banner ‘Our House, Your Heritage’.
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
2018 is our chance to change the narrative surrounding private owners, highlight our contribution to society and achieve real political outcomes! We are counting on you!
- European Landowners Organization
- Friends of the Countryside
- Young Friends of the Countryside
- Future for Religious Heritage
- International Union of Property Owners
Are you a private owner? Would you like to join this initiative?
→ Consult our guidelines and get in touch with us!
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Cultural event with classical music.
4-7 May (11.00-17.00)
This year exhibition Legacy, will explore the importance of heritage, in personal and collective terms, looking both at the past and at the future. As individuals, the intangible inheritance we have received from our upbringing shapes us profoundly. At the same time, there comes a moment in life when we must ask ourselves what meaning our life and work has for the future.
Legacy will present new works by nineteen international designers, spread across the historical rooms of the castle, which are normally not open to the public. Modern design will be placed in conversation with old artefacts and fine art.
The exhibition is open to the public from 11:00 to 17:00 and the ticket costs 5€. Members: free entry.
(Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)
Dedicated t the Centenaries of Baltic countries and European Year of Cultural Heritage – Summer 2018
More than 130 historic manor houses and castles in three Baltic countries will open their doors to the visitors in summer 2018. The manor associations of three countries have joined their forces to organize a cross-border event to visualize the density of manor network in these countries; to highlight the significance of the manors as drivers of cultural, economic and regional development in the past as well as today.
Visitors are invited to manors already well-known for their professional restoration, interesting museums, excellent services or high level cultural activities. But there are many more to explore, small or big, in better or worse condition. Each and every of them is a testimony of bygone times and is already or has a potential to influence the cultural and economic development of the area.
May 24-25 Opening event – Open Doors Days in 26 manors, Latvia
8€/ person – 6€ for children
Medieval fest ending with the siege of the fortress
In the Nassau gallery – Pierre Nothomb exhibition
Fee: 8,00 € / Member of the Ommegang 6,00 € (upon the presentation of the member card)
Saturday 26 (11-18h) and Sunday 27 (10h-17h)
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24 – 25 May Guided visit around Bronckart square at 17h00 followed by two Conferences at 18h30
27 May – May Guided visit around Bronckart square at 10h00 followed by two Conferences at 11h30
26 May – Guided visit of Guirsch village followed by a Maitrank tasting.
26 May – Guided visit on the architectural evolution of Charleroi at 14h00
24 May – 10h00 Guided visit of the city’s cultural heritage, including the garden of Mr & Ms Hambye as well as the Collégiale Sainte-Waudru followed by a friendship glass on the Grand Place
26 May – Guided visit in the Saint Boniface / Matonge neighbourhood at 15h00 – 15h30 and 16h00
26 May – 14h00 to 16h00 Guided visit of the Villa Balat in Jambes
27 May – 14h30 Guided visit of the village followed by a visit of a XVIIIth century farm along with its collections
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Concert: Mobile Carillon Concert – The European Bells (CZ/NL)
Concert: The Whitlam’s Gig (UK)
2nd edition of the Boskovické zpěvobraní (non-competitive exhibition of choirs in the courtyard of the castle)
Special visit of the castle guided by Count Hugo Mensdorff-Pouilly
Telephone: +420 516 452241
+420 318 521 240
Commented visits of the castle’s garden including the Empire-style greenhouse
Commented visits of the castle with the owner Ing. Pavel Lejsek
+420 376 508 514
+420 495 484 519
+420 566 522 773
10€/ person – 8€ for members of the Friends of Caumont – 5€ for children under 18.
+33 6 63 83 23 11
From 11h00 to 18h00
Festival + Visit Castel, Adult: 15€
Festival + Visit, Children (+ de 5year old) : 10 €
Festival alone: 10 € (pay on the spot)
+33 (0) 5 53 59 00 25
Read the English description
Consult the full program
Conference ‘What place for the Historic House in Ireland in the 21st Century?’, Dr. Terence Dooley M.A., Professor of History of Historic Houses and Estates, Maynooth University
From 15h00 to 18h30
tea and shop. Romanian- French Blacksmithing workshop cession.
(registration deadline : 20th of May)
24 May: 10h00-12h00 / 14h00-19h00
26-27 May: 11h00-19h00
0728 16 99 70
1 – 3 June
Guided tour: guests are welcome to visit the inn that today hosts restaurants with traditional cuisine and coffee shops.
On 2nd of June the garden will host guided tours and the Duo Kitharsis concerto that will start at 5 p.m.
Each castle awaits you with a special program, there will be activities for kids (storytelling corner, giant coloring book, treasure hunt etc.), craft activities and fairs, concerts, dance shows, exhibitions and many other activities. There will be a common event at each location as well: we invite all families to a potluck picnic, where all the goodies you bring from home will be collected on long, white tables, and then served all together.
Official website: http://coalition.castleintransylvania.ro/piknik-open-castles-week/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/998046007030263/
Handmade workshops using recyclable materials, which aim to develop an eco-friendly attitude in children.
The castle will also organize interactive storytelling, storycards,
handmade fairs, Potluck picnic for families
We offer menus from 15th Transylvanian dishes of the region.
Flavours of local producers and a visit to the local market.
We will give the visitors receipts and history!
chill zone, cooking competition, potluck picnic for families
handmade workshops, outdoor activities for children (face painting, giant coloring book, soap bubbles, playing with animals), open house, Potluck picnic for families, treasure hunt
pony and cart riding, Open house, Folk dances, exhibition of tin soldiers, and Potluck picnic for families
Simona Iacob +40269 862 552
Sinziana Petreus +40 756 792 013
Parc Samà wants to celebrate the important heritage of those “indianos” who with their fortune raised the main modernist buildings in Catalonia. One of the best examples is the work of Josep Fonseré, main architect of the park. But Modernism was not just an architectural, but also artistic movement; it was an artistic renewal, shaped by a new aesthetic based primarily on nature.
The event aims to link three essentials concepts of Parc Samà: Modernisme, Indianos and Nature; through a celebration that combines actors and visitors wearing white dresses, concerts of “havaneres”, exhibitions, games and guided visits.
Lunch and dinner in the house as in the old days at €15/pax.
(Reservation needed – 13.00-15.00 & 19.00-21.00)
Exhibition by artist Juan Righetti on creative recovery of glass bottles (10.00-21.00)
Please reserve at +34606464890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Guided tour: 15€ / Lunch: 20€)
Reservation: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
22 May Guided tours for young people and adults with special needs
23 May Round table ‘The vision of European culture and heritage projected in the present and in the future’
24 May Opening night of a theatrical play by Vjera Mujovic
25 May Piano concert by Jasmina Jankovic
26 May Display of recently restored masterpieces from the private collection
27 May Reception for the people who contributed to the success of the house’s activities and Award ceremony for the people who gave the most support to the House of Jevrem Grujic Museum
24 May 14h00 Masterclass of the chorale workshop of Ms Biljqna Krwtic
26 May 14h00 The school ‘V.Ribnicar’ will take part in the programme ‘Once upon a garden’ (‘Il était une fois un jardin’)
26 May 16h00 Special programme for young people on theme ‘History of a family: from the first uprising against the Ottoman Empire (1904) until the end of the XIXth century’