THE history of Halton will be celebrated in various events spanning over the next two weeks.

Secrets and legacies of the borough will be revealed to all visitors as its historic buildings open their doors for Halton Heritage Open Days.

Exciting events will take place at the likes of Lewis Carroll Centre, the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Victoria Park, starting from September 8 to 17.

The ten-day festivities are part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme that takes place every September.

A significant occasion to celebrate the multifaceted heritage of Halton, with an array of engaging events, workshops, exhibitions, and tours that delve into the historical tapestry of the region. 

Runcorn and Widnes World: Fun family activities will be hosted in different historical buildings around HaltonFun family activities will be hosted in different historical buildings around Halton (Image: Supplied)

This year's event promise to be a remarkable showcase of Halton's diverse heritage, centred around the national theme for 2023, "Creativity Unwrapped.” 

Kick starting the week off at Hazel Hurst Studios on September 8, there will be an engaging walk and talk where visitors will be able to meet local artists and uncover prints and artistic techniques.

Family-friendly activities and workshops revolving around creativity will be held at St Luke’s Church on September 9.

Moore Art Group and Moore Camera Club will be showcasing their amazing works at Daresbury District Heritage Group from September 9 to 13.

Followed by an unmissable evening in wonderland event inspired by the Lewis Carroll novel.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Heritage Open Days scheme returns to Halton for another year Heritage Open Days scheme returns to Halton for another year (Image: Supplied)

Exploring wild calligraphy art, Norton Priory Museum will host an art installation on September 10 by talented artist Brian Whitmore.

Meanwhile at the Lewis Carroll centre, families will be able to learn more about the talented illustrators who brought the authors novels to life from September 9 to 17.


Halton U3A and Widnes Society Member Bob Roach will lead at talk on the rich history of Halton at the Masonic Hall on September 14.

Another unmissable event will be the 360 degree tour of St Marie’s Lugsdale and a talk with Gerard Hyland about designer of the original church building. This event must be booked in advance and will take place on September 16.

A free-entry event at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum will explore chemical archives brought to life through poetry, art, stories, and music.

Visitors will witness panoramic splendour from the Runcorn and Widnes Historical Societies and Phoenix Amateur Photography Exhibition, offering spectacular views over Halton. 

At Widnes train station there will be a great insight into the famous connection between Paul Simon’s ‘Homeward Bound’ song and the station itself.

You will then be able to take a short stroll from the station to the nearby Victoria Park to hear Greg Oldfield performing on the bandstand.

Followed lastly by a special edition ice cream from Esposito’s, created specifically, from the heritage ice cream trike – these three events will take place on September 16 and 17.