Heritage Open Day this weekend

Lifestyle / Wed 9th Sep 2015 at 10:48am

EVERYONE is invited to visit the Essex Record Office (ERO) during its forthcoming Heritage Open Day.

On Saturday 12 September, 10am-4pm, the ERO will open its doors to visitors interested in finding out more about how the county preserves its past.

The ERO’s historical collection spans a thousand years and visitors are invited to view all the treasures, books and photos on display, as well as visit the ERO Conservation Studio and enjoy tours of the Searchroom.

County Councillor Roger Hirst, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Libraries, Planning and the Environment, said: “Alongside scheduled tours, visitors to the Essex Record Office will have a chance to see some of the ‘treasures’ of the county’s collection, including Charles I’s Bible, material from the sound and video archive, plus other displays and a book sale.

“The event is free and is a wonderful chance to see behind-the-scenes about how we care for the county’s shared heritage.”

Places on the scheduled tours are limited, and so visitors are advised to book in advance to ensure a place on 033301 32500. Hourly tours start at 10am.
More details about the Open Day are available online at www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk

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