Explore the past with local Heritage Open Days.
The extended weekend event will take place across the country and there are plenty of things to see and do in and around Bedford.
The Higgins Museum in Castle Lane, Bedford will be holding a special Crafts of the High Street session, including free demonstrations and hands on taster sessions of traditional crafts. Just turn up between 11am and 3pm on Saturday (September 14).
Join Bedfordshire and Luton Archives Service in Cauldwell Street as it marks its 100th anniversary.
On Saturday there will be guided tours and an exhibition of architecture of local government in Bedfordshire through the ages. There will also be activities for children.
There will be a private tour of the Panacea Museum in Newnham Road, Bedford tomorrow (Friday) at 10am. Book ahead on 01234 354393. On Saturday there will be an open day from 10am to 4.30pm.
Think you know everything about Bedford? Join the free I Never Knew That guided walk around Bedford town centre on Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm. It starts at the Tourist Information Centre.
St Paul’s Church in St Paul’s Square, Bedford is holding a Michaelmas Market on Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm.
Elsewhere in Bedford, Bedford School Chapel in De Parys Avenue will be open on Saturday from 10am to noon. The chapel was completed in 1908. Grade II listed Victorian cemetery, Foster Hill Road Cemetery, will have guided walks on Sunday. Visit from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Moot Hall in Church End, Elstow will be open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The 17th century market house contains items relating to John Bunyan.
The Tudor Dovecote and Stables in Willington will be open on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.
St Owen’s Church in Bromham, St Mary’s Church in Oakley and St Leonard’s Church in Stagsden will all be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday.
Clapham Parish Church: St Thomas of Canterbury will be open from 9am to 6pm on Saturday. Ailesbury Mausoleum and Crypt in St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Maulden will be open on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm.