Discover local history for free in Grantham and the county on heritage open days

St Wulfram's Church, Grantham.
St Wulfram's Church, Grantham.
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Many places of cultural and historical interest in Grantham and the surrounding area will be open free of charge next week as part of Heritage Open days.

Every year numerous places which are usually closed to the public or charge for entry will be open free of charge.

In Grantham you can discover your family’s connections to the Great War at the Museum on Friday, September 12, from 10am to 3pm. The event is being run as part of the museum’s exhibition “100 Years On” which will be opening at the end of October. Researchers will help uncover family stories and service records which might then go on to form part of the exhibition. To book a place call 01476 568783 during opening hours or email info@

The Old School Room at King’s School, where Sir Isaac Newton studied, will be open on Saturday, September 13, from 9.30am to 2pm. There will be archives relating to the war years on view. Entry is from Church Street.

There will also be archives and documents relating to the war in St Wulfram’s Church between 10am and 3pm on the Saturday, although the tower is not open this year due to repair work.

Grantham’s old burial ground, off Manthorpe Road, will be open on Sunday, September 14, between 2pm and 4.30pm. This little known hidden oasis was Grantham’s cemetery during the first half of the 19th century. The event is arranged by Grantham Civic Society.

Other places to hold heritage days next week are Belton House, on Thursday, the Quaker Meeting House in Brant Broughton, from Thursday until Sunday, with an exhibition on the Quakers in the First World War, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre on the Sunday from 10.30am to 3.30pm, a World War 1 and the Village display in St Andrew’s Church, Folkingham, on Saturday and Sunday, and Harlaxton Manor with tours on the Sunday afternoon (to book call Anne Hollick on 01476 403015). There are also walks from Welbourn village hall on the Saturday and Sunday in the footsteps of Field Marshall Sir William Robertson (call 01529 461499).

For more details of these venues and what is happening and more venues around Lincolnshire visit