31/08/2004

Historic buildings open doors to general public

The doors are set to open at some of Northern Ireland's most controversial and historic buildings next month.

Organised by the DoE’s Environment and Heritage Service, the European Heritage Open Days, taking place over the weekend of 11 and 12 September, will give the general public a chance to look at some of our most famous gaol's, courthouses and government buildings.

Commenting on the weekend event, Environment and Heritage Service Chief Executive Richard Rogers said: "The European Heritage Open Days provides everyone with the chance to visit buildings that are not normally open to the public. This year there is an even greater variety of buildings open than ever before.

“We are fortunate in having a rich built heritage. Its diversity is reflected in the range of buildings throwing open their doors."

Free brochures detailing all of the properties open and the various events taking place are available from libraries and Tourist Information Centres across Northern Ireland.

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