Come to West House on Saturday 12 September! There will be tours of the building, restored by the people of Pinner and reopened in 2010 as a community arts and social centre. Heath Robinson expert Peter Higginson will be speaking about Heath Robinson’s life and work. Examples of the Simon Heneage Collection of Heath Robinson’s works will be on public display, and there will be information on the progress of the new Heath Robinson Museum, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and due to open next to West House in 2016.
Don’t miss the young engineers from St Helen’s School demonstrating their Mad Magical Mechanical Musical Machine!
West House will be open 1100-1630, with last entries at 1600. The Pinner Village Show will also be taking place in Pinner Memorial Park.
Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest heritage festival with over 4,600 events, around 40,000 volunteers and some three million visitors taking part last year. Celebrating local history, architecture and culture, the four-day event offers everyone the chance to explore hidden places and experience something new – all of which is completely free of charge.
Heritage Open Days operates as part of the National Trust with funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Historic England. Established in 1994, it is England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days, which are held annually in September in 50 signatory states to the European Cultural Convention.
For more information and to find out about events across England: www.heritageopendays.org.uk