Events

From May The Great British Story is hitting the road! Come along and find the answers to your questions, meet the experts and listen to the advice of top historians. Television presenters with a special interest in history, including The Great British Story's Michael Wood, will be attending some of our events too.

Find events near you

  • Cardiff - June 16thCardiff - June 16th

    We’re holding a big event at St Fagans: National History Museum near Cardiff. Spend a summer Saturday surrounded by acres of parkland and dozens of precious historic buildings as we explore The Great British Story in Wales. Uncover your local history, find out why Wales has so many Joneses and join our panel of history experts as they celebrate the greatest characters and events in Welsh history. TV’s Iolo Williams will quiz our panel in ‘A Question of History’ and Michael Wood will be taking questions from the audience too

  • Kent - June 23rd Kent - June 23rd

    Join Michael Wood, presenter of The Great British Story, at historic Hall Place and Gardens in Bexley; a Tudor country house with a wartime secret. Discover Bexley’s fascinating history and learn how to delve into your own past. Find out more about family history, archaeology, oral history, artefacts and local heritage.

  • Gloucester - July 7thGloucester - July 7th

    Join us for a day-long celebration of our past in Gloucester and discover your place in history. The ‘Great Gloucestershire History Day’ will showcase films, exhibitions, history talks, heritage walks and drop-in sessions with experts. If you need help tracing your family tree, tips on preserving old photos or advice about archaeology, you’ll find the key to unlock your past here. All activities are free of charge.

  • Leicestershire - July 8th Leicestershire - July 8th

    Discover more about your local history at this FREE BBC event, held in a 17th Century school building in Appleby Magna designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Listen to talks from leading historians, some of whom have who have contributed to the Great British Story series. Unlock the origins of your surname, investigate the history of your parish church, learn how to decipher historical manuscripts and find out how to preserve and protect your own precious objects.

  • Hampshire - July 24Hampshire - July 24

    The Great British Story goes to the New Forest Show. Inside the BBC tent will be a series of talks on local history and the opportunity to meet experts to find out the origins of surnames and local place names. BBC activities are free once inside the New Forest Show for which admission charges apply.

  • Things To DoThings To Do

    There are dozens more partner-led events around the United Kingdom. Visit the Things To Do website to find an event near you.

Find Your Place in History

  • Fact PackFact Pack

    Download our fact pack and get all the tips you need, to find out about your local history.

  • Meet Our ExpertsMeet Our Experts

    Our team of history experts will be joining the Great British Story events around the country to share their knowledge and offer advice. Each event will have a different expert panel. Find out more about our leading historians, radio and television presenters.

  • Heritage Lottery FundHeritage Lottery Fund

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has developed All Our Stories in support of the BBC’s The Great British Story – A People’s History. All Our Stories is a new small grants scheme developed so that everyone can get involved in their heritage. For more information visit The Heritage Lottery Fund website.

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