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Print Studio Tour - Heritage Open Days Festival

Get a peek into the Bluecoat Print Studios with guided tours and print taster sessions.


12:00pm - 3:00pm


Sat 09 September 2023

Sat 9 September, 12pm - 3pm

As part of the Heritage Festival the Bluecoat's Intaglio studio will be open for a tour and mini etching workshop. Discover our open-access printmaking studio and learn how to ink and print etching plates on our 100 year old etching press.

Tours and etching demonstrations will run on the hour at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm

Tour spaces are free but must be booked in advance.

The tour starts at our information desk and lasts 60 minutes.

About Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England's largest community led festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations. Every year in September it brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored, and histories brought to life. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

Responding to this year's Heritage Open Days theme of 'Unwrapping Creativity', the Bluecoat is delighted to participate as the UK's first arts centre, formally constituted in 1927, where creativity is still at the heart of everything we do.

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