Now that building always looked pretty interesting ...

Park Hill, Sheffield.
Park Hill, Sheffield.

It’s a chance to take a close look at places ranging from the City Hall, Cathedral and Central Library to the new Heeley Sum Studios, the General Cemetery and Wincobank Iron Age Hillfort.

More than 30 local buildings - up from 19 last year - will open their doors to the public this weekend as part of Heritage Open Days.

Sheffield Civic Trust says there has always been a “quiet pride” in Sheffield’s architecture. “Nonetheless, much of our industrial architecture has been cleared away and has been guilty of many bland replacements. Within our cityscape however, there are many treasures and our city is home to a considerable number of architectural gems.”

Heritage Open Days allows the public to see inside “intriguing” buildings often closed to the public.

On the list is Park Hill flats, which are on the shortlist for architecture’s Sterling Prize, and Portland Works, near Bramall Lane, the former Little Mesters workshops that are to be renovated thanks to a community share issue.

The architectural highlights of St James Church Norton will be on display and the restored grave of sculptor and artist Francis Chantrey.

See Listings and www.heritage