Discover Warminster's Fascinating History this Weekend
By nhavergal | Thursday, September 06, 2012, 14:02
Many of Warminster's oldest buildings will be opening their doors to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days which are happening in towns across the country.
The Warminster Maltings is just one of the venues open to the public this weekend.
Each year towns across the country take part in the Heritage Days to help promote their local history.
Warminster has many events happening across this weekend in different venues.
What to do and Where
• The Athenaeum Centre, Sunday, 9, September 2012: The centre has been established in Warminster since 1857. A tour will be given to the public of the grade II listed building including backstage and the cellar where medieval ruins can be found. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.
• St Lawrence Chapel, Saturday, 8, September and Sunday, 9, September 2012: The 13th Century chapel will be open to view. The chapel has some great carvings and visits up to the tower can be requested. It is one of the oldest buildings in Warminster.
• The Old Town Hall, Friday, 7, Saturday, 8, Sunday, 9, September 2012: The old town hall is of a Tudor style dating back to the 1800s. A tour is available.
• Small Arms School Weapons Collection Friday, 7, September 2012: The public will be able to view the British Army's weapon collection. For this location a security search will be required. Two tours will be held during the day: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.
• The Warminster Maltings: Friday, 7, September and Saturday, 8, September 2012: The Warminster Maltings will be open to view on three tours. Please note Friday's tour is fully booked however places are available for the Saturday tours: 2pm-3pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm.
The majority of these events are being run locally by the Warminster Civic Trust. For more information about the events happening in Warminster visit the Heritage Open Days website here.