Bury residents have the chance to learn about their local history and landmarks during the Heritage Open Days events this month.

Every September across the country, museums, galleries, churches and more open their doors to give people a chance to explore architecture, history and culture all for free.

Some of the events taking place across the borough are:

• Fusilier Museum – Friday, September 8. Learn the story about Bury’s 300-year historical links with the Lancashire and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

• Radcliffe Parish Church – Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10. Dates back to the Domesday Book.

• Bury Unitarian Church – tours on September 9, 10, 16 and 17.

• East Lancashire Railway – on September 10 and 17. Includes the Castlecroft sheds and Bury Transport Museum.

• Bury Town Hall – Friday, September 15, conducted by former mayor of Bury Trevor Holt, culminating with refreshments in the mayor’s parlour.

• Bury Art Museum – Friday, September 15. Talk about Bury Castle, which dates back to 1469, and the history of Bury in the Middle Ages and during the War of the Roses.

• Bury Parish Church – on September 15, 16 and 17. Includes on Friday a concert by Chetham’s School of Music, and on the Sunday there will be a Battle of Britain service.

• Bury Archaeological Group – Saturday, September 16 – focusing on Bury town centre around the parish church, Bury Castle site and Gallipoli Garden

• St Gabriel’s Parish Church, Prestwich – on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.

• The Met – Saturday, September 16. Hear the story about the town’s famous arts venue, with family workshops and behind the scenes access.

• St Mary’s Church, Prestwich – Saturday, September 16. Conducted by historians, including churchyard tours and children’s activities.

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