Lichfield Heritage Weekend to have royal theme

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This year’s Lichfield Heritage Weekend will have a royal theme

This year’s Lichfield Heritage Weekend will be a “royal occasion”, with a series of activities with a royal theme in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Lichfield Heritage Weekend takes place on September 22nd and 23rd, and a number of the city’s most well-known venues will be opening for free. Amongst the many events there will be sword-making, a Crown Jewels trail, a princess and knight costume competition and other royal exhibitions.

Erasmus Darwin House, the Lichfield Heritage Centre, Dr. Milley’s Hospital and the Lichfield Record Office will all open for no charge.

Additionally, other venues such as Lichfield Cathedral, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum and St. John’s Hospital will offer guided tours for just £1.

Visit Lichfield is also running royal themed tours on Saturday at 11.30am and 2.30pm and on Sunday at 2.30pm. The guided tours offer a glimpse of Lichfield’s history, as told by an expert. The tours need to be booked in advance by calling Lichfield Tourist Information Centre on 01543 412112.

Lichfield District Council’s Member for Tourism, Councillor Louise Flowith, said:

“As this is the Queen’s sixtieth year on the throne, we thought it only right to make it the theme for 2012’s Heritage Weekend.

“Every year more and more people join us to celebrate Lichfield’s rich history and enjoy visiting attractions and getting a glimpse of the city’s treasures. Many of the venues are running special events, tours and exhibitions over the two days, so make sure you join us for Lichfield Heritage Weekend on 22 and 23 September.”

For a timetable of events during Lichfield Heritage Weekend, and more information, go to Visit Lichfield’s Heritage Weekend site:

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