New attractions in St Albans and Harpenden have been added to this year’s Heritage Open Days programme.

The popular four-day event will be held between September 11 and September 14, when residents will be treated to a number of free tours and visits.

From tours of St Albans Cathedral to themed walks covering different periods of time in St Albans, the open days will provide for both young and old.

This year there are 12 events and openings in St Albans which are registered with the national scheme, including Redbourn Museum, St Albans Signal Box, the City Tour Guides, St Albans Clock Tower, the Cathedral Tower Tours and Redbournbury Watermill among others. 

All venues will be open free of charge, and some are also putting on special events.

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Details of events:

Signal Box
St Albans South Signal Box and Railway Museum will be opening its doors free of charge over the Heritage Open Weekend, Saturday, 13 and Sunday, September 14.
Redbourn Museum
Redbourn Village Museum will be opening for Heritage Open Days with free entry between 2 pm and 5 pm. 
The Clock Tower
The sole surviving medieval town belfry in the country is the Clock Tower in St Albans High Street and will be open for Heritage Open Days this year, from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 to September 14.
City Tour Guides
The themed walks  will cover different periods of time in St Albans. 

Opening Times
Thursday, September 11: Tour 11am, There's more to the Tudors than Henry VIII
Friday, September 12: Tour 11am, Crime and Punishment
Saturday, September 13: Tour 2.30pm, starting Verulamium Museum, Rags & Riches
Sunday, September 14: Tour 11am, A City Revealed and Tour, 2.30pm, Modern St Albans - 20th century architecture
St Albans Cathedral
This spectacular Tower Tour takes you up 193 steps, winding through narrow, medieval staircases and passageways to the roof of the Norman Tower. Opening Times
Saturday 13 September: Tour 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Sunday 14 September: Tour 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm.