Public invited behind-the-scenes at Richmond cultural, heritage sites

Forty heritage, business and cultural sites will be open to the public next year for the 12th annual Doors Open Richmond.

The free city-wide event is presented by the Richmond Museum Society in partnership with the City of Richmond and takes place on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Venues that are open include museum, heritage sites, places of worship, green spaces, specialty businesses and artist studios. There will be eight new sites including the new Brighouse Fire Hall No. 1, WildResearch Bird Observatory on Iona Island and Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks.

There will be behind-the-scenes tours, for example, at the Artefact Storage Warehouse where there are 20,000 objects telling the stories of Richmond, and at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. A public art bus tour of the Richmond Olympic Oval will take place – the cost is $5 per person and registration is required.

On Saturday, June 1, there will be a Walk Richmond Walking Tour between Britannia Shipyards and London Heritage Farm along the Fraser River, as well as tours of BCIT's state-of-the-art Aerospace Campus (registration required) showing the fleet of light pistons, turboprop, corporate and jet transport aircraft.

For information about Doors Open and a map of the venues, click here.

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