Heritage Open Day 2021

Heritage Open Day is back for 2021!

Keele University is excited to take part in the annual 'Heritage Open Days'.  We will be opening our doors on Sunday 12 September 2021.

Heritage Open Days 

Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture!
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.  Read more about Heritage Open Days.

Keele Hall
The Keele estate was owned by the Sneyd family and the first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and rebuilt to Anthony Salvin’s design in 1855-1860. There will be guided tours of the Hall. The Raven Mason Collection based in Keele Hall will be open for visitors to view an exhibition of Mason’s Ironstone China and Porcelain.

The campus has over 600 acres of landscaped grounds, farmland, woodland and University buildings and facilities. There are leaflets for self-guided heritage walks around the campus and arboretum. In 1949 the University College of North Staffordshire was founded on the site, and became Keele University in 1962. Families and children may enjoy the woodland walks; the tours and Raven Mason will be of historical interest and some older children may find them interesting. There will be no specific provision for children.

There will be scheduled guided tours of the Hall in groups of up to 20 people, booking is advised. The tours will last approx 40mins at the following times:


Face Masks
Unless exempt, we recommend that face masks are to be worn inside our venues, particularly when walking round general areas/corridors, visiting the toilets etc. Eating and drinking is exempt.


Alternatively you are welcome to take our virtual heritage tour here

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01782 734340

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