More than 1,000 people delved into Wolverhampton's past as they enjoyed this year's Heritage Open Days campaign.

A packed programme of free events between Thursday and Sunday, September 12 and 15, 2013, saw people invited to explore the city's industrial, sporting and artistic heritage.

Events included behind the scenes tours of a wide range of venues such as Banks's Brewery, Compton Hospice, the Grand Theatre, Light House Media Centre, Tettenhall College, the City Archives, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Barnhurst Sewage Treatment Works.

Also opening their doors were Bantock House Museum, the Dovecote at Pendeford, the National Trust's Moseley Old Hall and Wightwick Manor and many churches in and around Wolverhampton.

Laura Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cultural Promotions Assistant, said: "Heritage Open Days just gets bigger and bigger - in fact we think this year's was the most popular so far. It really shows that the people of Wolverhampton have a keen interest in the history of their city."

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "Wolverhampton has a fascinating history and it's important that residents are able to explore it through events such as Heritage Open Days. It's good to see that so many people took up the opportunity this year."

Next year's Heritage Open Days campaign will take place over the second weekend of September 2014. People who are interested in finding out more can call 01902 552055.

  • released: Thursday 19 September, 2013