European Heritage Open Days 2021

European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) is Northern Ireland’s annual celebration of local architecture, history and culture. Each year many properties and locations open their doors to the public to host lots of free events.

This year marks the 24th year of European Heritage Open Days in Northern Ireland. It’s an annual celebration of our history and culture through art, literature, song, dance, drama, film, food and crafts.

EHOD provides a unique opportunity to see ‘behind closed doors’ at a variety of historic places, many of which are not normally open to the public. Take part and enjoy talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, walks, traditional skills demonstrations in a wide variety of locations across Northern Ireland.

EHOD 2021 will see over 200 properties opening their doors to the public free of charge from 10 – 12 September.  There will also be 60 online events running from 6 – 12 September to include talks, virtual tours and lectures- all events are free of charge!

Plan Your EHOD Experience

For all the details and more information on this year’s European Heritage Open Days download the EHOD 2021 brochure or visit the Discover Northern Ireland website for up to date listings.  You can also find updates on Facebook: @LoveHeritageNI; our Twitter: @LoveHeritageNI and on Instagram: @LoveHeritageNI

Visit the DfC website for information about all things historic and the work of the Historic Environment Division (HED) who record, protect, conserve and promote Northern Ireland’s historic environment and subscribe to the mailing list subscribe here.