27 February 2024

The Cricketers Open Day

The Cricketers Open Day

Cricketers Tours & Open Doors for National Lottery Open Week March 2024

Step inside the beloved Cricketers building for an exclusive peek at the restoration work being undertaken by Swindon’s Heritage Preservation Trust. AKA The Mechanics’ Institution Trust.

The National Lottery has funded a variety of Trust projects in the past. We want to be clear that it’s the support of National Lottery players that helps fantastic projects and organisations to continue to make a difference to people and communities. And National Lottery Open Week is the perfect way to say #ThanksToYou.

This tour will guide you through the history of the building, its condition, and the work happening restore it for community use.

Learn how this former public house was a thriving community hub in the heart of Swindon’s town centre for over 100 years. Help us to build a picture of the role this building is going to play for future generations. And for the development of the WORKS area and the Mechanics’ Institute.

Join us in the historic Bakers Arms for refreshments. And then join us afterwards for a drink in the Gluepot… The full pub crawl!

When and where

  • Location: Meet at the Bakers Cafe
  • Time: Slots between 1:30pm-4pm
  • Date: Sunday 10th March
  • Refreshments available from the Bakers Cafe
  • Parking available at Bristol Street

To Book: mechanics-trust.org.uk/events

Safety information

  • We’ll provide visitors with a safety briefing at the beginning of each tour.
  • You WILL have to wear personal protective equipment such as a Hi-Visibility Vest.
  • We advise visitors to wear sensible footwear, which are flat and fully enclosed, along with long sleeved clothing. So no Jimmy Choos!
  • If you’re sensitive to dust and smells then consider that this tour isn’t suitable for you.

Accessibility:

The tour requires visitors to be able to navigate tight corridors, walk on uneven flooring and climb stairs. If you’re not able to do this, but would like to attend, please get in touch with us so we can try to make arrangements to accommodate your visit.

See also: https://mechanics-trust.org.uk/2024/01/cricketers-swindon/


National Lottery Open Week takes place from Saturday 9th March to Sunday 17th March 2024

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LOTTERY OPEN WEEK?

The idea is simple. Anyone who visits a National Lottery supported project and shows a National Lottery ticket, Instant Win Game, or scratchcard (physical or digital) is able to take up a special offer.

The National Lottery has funded a variety of Trust projects in the past. We want to be ultra clear that it’s the support of National Lottery players that helps fantastic projects and organisations to continue to make a difference to people and communities. And National Lottery Open Week is the perfect way to say #ThanksToYou.

WHAT DOES A SPECIAL OFFER LOOK LIKE?

From free entry into:

  • Some of the UK’s most loved museums and heritage sites
  • To behind the scenes tours of world class sporting venues
  • A complimentary gift or cup of tea and cake
  • Or setting aside tickets to a sold-out theatre performance

There are so many ways for everyone to say #ThanksToYou this National Lottery Open Week. This is a great opportunity to highlight the work you’re doing.

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