Cadw Open Doors

Cadw Open Doors 2017 brings free cinema screenings at the Memo and a chance to explore some local treasures.


  • Monday, 04 September 2017 15:14 PM | Vale of Glamorgan

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Organised by  Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Open Doors is an annual celebration of the architecture and heritage of Wales, and offers the chance to explore the hidden treasures of Wales’s culture and history.


The Memo Arts Centre is proud to feature in this year’s national Open Doors event, which takes place throughout September as part of European Heritage Days.

“I’m delighted that the Memo has been able to take part in Open Doors. This is a really special opportunity to see a part of Wales’s hidden heritage, and we’re encouraging the local community, as well as visitors from further afield to take advantage of this opportunity."  - Kate Long, Memo Arts Centre

The Memo Arts Centre will be open to the public on Tuesday 26 September, and will include an opportunity to visit the Cenotaph and Hall of Memory, with history boards and information available to guide you through your visit, before attending special cinema screenings.


war horse

As part of the Cadw Open Doors national event, the Memo will be screening the following films on Tuesday 26 September:

  • War Horse  (12A) – 10.00am
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (PG) – 1.30pm and 7.00pm


The Memo’s Open Doors event is fully accessible and open to all. There will be no admission costs for the film screenings; 400 tickets are available for each screening, school groups and members of the public are encouraged to ‘book’ tickets in advance. Call the venue box office on 01446 738622 for further details and tickets.


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Other Open Door Events

There are a number of open door events relating to the Vale of Glamorgan taking place this September.


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Glamorgan Archives

Glamorgan Archives serves the authorities of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan. It collects, preserves and makes available to the public documents from the area dating from the 12th century to the present day. -


Glamorgan Archives



Dyffryn Gardens

A tranquil oasis just outside of Cardiff, Dyffryn Gardens is an exceptional example of Edwardian design. Covering more than 55 acres, this property is home to a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms, expansive arboretum featuring trees from all over the world and a tropical glasshouse.  


Dyffryn Gardens


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Clive Place, Penarth - SuperHome

Nigel and Christine's 1948 detached house is now 81% less carbon intensive than before it was refurbished. Improvements include an air source heat pump, solar PV panels, a wood burning stove, and much more! This has also resulted in an 80% saving on bills.Their motivation to retrofit their home include not only reducing bills and having a more comfortable home, but also to reduce their carbon footprint and climate change. 


Clive Place



Cardiff Bay Barrage

The Cardiff Bay Barrage is 1.1km long and extends from Cardiff docks in the north to Penarth in the south.  This major civil engineering construction project created the Bay, which has over 13 km of waterfront.  The £220m project was the catalyst for the £2billlion regeneration of the old docklands areas of Cardiff and Penarth. 


Cardiff Bay Barrage