Doors Open London 2017: Press Release

 
 
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Visit a hacked museum, Discover the value of your treasures, and experience London like never before during the 16th annual Doors Open London.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What: Doors Open London

Where: 40 sites across London, ON

When: September 16 & 17, 2017

Who: Londoners and surrounding community 

Unbelievable. Unconventional. Unforgettable. Just a few of the words you’ll use to describe your Doors Open London experience!

On September 16 & 17, 2017, over 40 heritage buildings, museums, and other London treasures will open their doors to the community and give Londoners never-before-seen glances into our community's past. For more than 15 years, Doors Open London has offered one-of-a-kind cultural experiences to Londoners.

Hosted by the London Heritage Council, this two-day event opens up spaces and offers activities throughout London, free of charge. With help from our founding corporate sponsor, London Life, this weekend features hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to peek “behind the scenes” of their everyday London! Sites featured for 2017 include Aeolian Hall, Bands 150, Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour, London Muslim Mosque, Eldon House, and many more!

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • London’s museums are being hacked! Internationally renowned renegade museum consultants Museum Hack are coming to London to provide innovative and unconventional tours of your favourite local museums! This isn’t your Grandma’s museum tour (bring her, though, she’ll love it). Hacked museums include Museum London, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, and London Children's Museum.
  • Rediscover your secret treasures! Visit the Great Canadian Roadshow at London Convention Centre with your family heirlooms, artifacts, or antiques and have them evaluated for free by expert appraisers and even leave with a cash payment!
  • Prepare to be amazed! Floss and Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurable Curious is an immersive and interactive pop-up sideshow which invites their audience to suspend their disbelief and join in celebrating the wonders of this world with a sense of awe and a jolly good sense of humour.

Visit LondonHeritage.ca to plan your weekend!

For more information, please contact Dhira Ghosh, Events Coordinator, London Heritage Council at dghosh@london.ca or (519) 930-2140.

 
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