European Heritage Open Day 2023

This year Heritage Day takes place on Saturday 9th September from 12.30pm – 5.00pm

There is no charge for entrance or activities for the day but donations for the Church Building Fund and Gracehill Trust are gratefully received.

Special activities for Heritage Open Day include:

The Old School. This historic building is home to a Visitor centre and a period schoolroom depicting life in Gracehill in the 1800’s. A film about the history of Gracehill can also be seen here. The building is home to a number of businesses including the award winning Millside Restaurant.

The Moravian Church was refurbished in 2011. Please come in and see the unusual tulip pulpit and the restored interiors and organ. Talks will take place at 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm.

Guided Walking Tours around the village take place hourly from 12.30 to 4.30pm. Meet up with the tour guides outside the Church doors for an informative and entertaining time.

Enjoy a stroll around the unique Brothers and Sisters walk up to “God’s Acre”, Bishops Walk, Widow’s walk and the Village Square.

• Guided tours of the former Single Brethren House located at the end of Montgomery Street are available but booking is necessary

• Call at The Old Village Shop and hear all about the ongoing restoration and the historic postal links to the United States.

Tea, refreshments and craft stalls in the Cennick Hall (behind the Church).