Delve into Kingston’s heritage with a series of events, talks, walks and open house days celebrating the borough’s rich 1100-year history, all of which are free to explore!
After the Covid-19 pandemic forced last year's festival to go largely online, with the borough's buildings closed to the public, we're excited that a number of our historic buildings and community hubs will be open this year with safety precautions and social distancing in mind. Volunteers and heritage staff have also worked hard behind the scenes to bring history to (virtual) life and to celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of the town through a range of content you can access online. As well as in-person talks and walks on offer, we have also compiled a selection of trails you can do year-round at your own leisure, from urban strolls to longer walks discovering our beautiful Royal Borough of Kingston.
Kingston Heritage Festival is organised by Kingston Heritage Hub. Kingston Heritage Hub is a borough-wide network open to all local heritage groups and individuals managing heritage projects, it is an initiative set up by Kingston Heritage Service with Kingston First and the Kingston-upon-Thames Society. This year Kingston Heritage Hub would like to thank Kingston University and Kingston Council for funding Kingston Open House.