On May 24-27, private owners of heritage houses, chapels and churches will open their doors and organize 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!


Are you a private owner? Would you like to join this initiative?
→ Consult our guidelines and get in touch with us!



Schloss Niederfellabrunn
26/27 May
Historic walks with stories adapted to children.
Cultural event with classical music.

Schloss Hollenegg
24 May (11.00-17.00)
4-7 May (11.00-17.00)
Schloß Hollenegg for Design is a non-profit cultural initiative, whose mission is to support young emerging designers, with the aim of creating space for design research, thinking and critique.

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.


Castle Blatna
24-27 May
Open House

Castle Stránov
24 May
Theatre play followed by 5-course dinner and guided tour be the owners: ‘Mysterious evening at the Castle’.
25-26 May
Night guided tours with special stories.

Castle Úholičky
24-27 May
Art Exhibition: Ballardini – Father & Son – The Story of Europeans (CZ/IT)
Concert: Mobile Carillon Concert – The European Bells (CZ/NL)
Concert: The Whitlam’s Gig (UK)
1 September
Regional Harvest Festival


26 May
Open House. Pre booked guided tours, café and shop.

Malmgård Sjundeå
26 May
Open House

Ali-Nummelan tila
26 May
Open House

Gårdskulla / Svidja Gård
26 May
Open House


24 May (16.30-18.30)
400 Years Celebration of Killruddery as home to the Brabazon Family.

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

01 2863405


Parc Samà
19-20 May
The great festival of modernism and the “indianos”
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.

Mas Cals de Fitor
24-27 May
Group visits to the millenary house, and the 14th century ice well (11.00 and 17.00)

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)

Castell de Ridudabella
26-27 May
Private visit to the castle carried out by the owner, about one hour long. As farewell, a glass of white wine ¨Castell de Riudabella¨.

Please reserve at +34606464890 or info@riudabella.com

Jardins el Roquer
26 May
Guided tour of the gardens and house of Jardins el Roquer with Mireia Teixeido, botanic specialist at Jarditours, followed by a lunch in the gardens.
(Guided tour: 15€ / Lunch: 20€)
Reservation: info@jardinselroquer.com | dgarolera@jardinselroquer.com


Kuca Petronijevica
24-27 May
Exhibition & workshops on education in the 20th century.

The House of Jevrem Grujic
21-27 May
21 May Visit of groups of children & Art Academies students
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

Veljkovic House
24-26 May
24 May 10h00 Presentation of the Conservation Institute of Cultural Heritage of Belgrade of the project ‘Heritage for children’ in presence of the school children from the ‘Petar Petrovic Njiegos’ school
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’


Accross Switzerland
26-27 May
In Switzerland, our Association Domus Antiqua Helvetica has done a great job with 84 houses open to the public on May 26 and 27! Check the full list here:


Eastnor Castle
24 May
Special opening of Castle (normally unseen bedrooms), village attractions: Land Rover Experience, blacksmith’s shop, Norton Armoury, Roger Oates Design studio and Clenchers’ Mill