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Properties and events in Leeds

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"Railway Signalling In and Around Leeds": An Illustrated Talk

Butlers, Kirkstall Forge, 1 Great Exhibition Way, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BF
In person
Pre-booking required

"Railway Signalling In and Around Leeds": An Illustrated Talk

1940s day at the Museum and Old Kings Arms Horsforth

5 The Green, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5JB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and celebrate Horsforth's links to the HMS Aubietia and Enigma machine with decoding sessions, talks and exhibitions at The Museum on Town Street. Topped off with a tea dance and performance by 'The Hummingbirds' a 1940s close harmony group.

1970s Slide Projection, Marshall's Mill at The Cross Keys Pub

107 Water Lane, Marshalls Mill, Marshalls Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5WD
In person
Pre-booking required

Slide projection and talk featuring fascinating scenes of Leeds in the 1970's By Clifford Stead. "Come on a journey to a time when life was much simpler, when people dressed up to go into town and drove pastel coloured cars!"

A 2023 textile tour and a photographers connection to a murder in 1891

Horsforth Village Museum, 5 The Green, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5JB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy three large vibrant wall hangings displayed in our quilt room, including a textile map of Horsforth created by residents. In the piano room immerse yourself in an event of 1891 and a travelling photographers connection with a murder.

A Great Day Out in Clifford, Visit St Luke’s as part of a Trio of Churches

St Luke’s Church, Bramham Road, Clifford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 6JQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

As part of visit A Trio of Churches (Clifford Methodist, St Edward’s RC and St Luke’s C of E) St Luke’s will be welcoming visitors to explore and uncover the history of this Church and its connections with the other churches in the trio.

A Great Day Out In Clifford, a Walk through Time. Part of Connecting Clifford Celebrations

Clifford War Memorial, Junction of High St and Willow Lane, Clifford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 6SL
In person
Pre-booking required

Clifford's History, a Walk through Time. Part of Connecting Clifford Celebrations. Mon 9th September, 1000-1230 or 1400-1630. Booking essential, 12 people each walk. Limited Toilet facilities. Car parking available or come by bus.

A great day out in Clifford: visit Clifford Methodist Church as part of a trio of churches

Clifford Methodist Church, Church View Mews, Clifford, Wetherby, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6SZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our Connecting Clifford celebrations offer a unique opportunity to visit a trio of churches. You can also enjoy a walk around the village which must be booked (see separate entry).

A Great Day Out in Clifford: Visit St Edward’s Catholic Church as Part of a Trio of Churches

49 High Street, Clifford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 6HJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Clifford, listed in the Doomsday Book, is outstanding for its spiritual heritage. Visit the three churches of different Christian traditions found in Clifford each offering an exciting program and join an historic walking tour of the village.

A Tale of Two Jameses

Thackray Museum of Medicine, 141 Beckett Street, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN
In person
Pre-booking required

Behind the well-known name of St. James's Hospital lies a story of two dedicated professionals, both called James. Join us in the former Leeds Union Workhouse (now the Thackray Museum of Medicine) to hear more about their lives and legacy.

Activism: The routes we’re rooted in

Mill Hill Chapel, Lower Basinghall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EB
In person
Pre-booking required

Sign up to this event to explore how activism has served the people of Leeds in our city, in both our past and present.

Adel Quaker Meeting House and burial ground

New Adel Lane, 387 Otley Old Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 6BX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Quaker Meeting House, garden and burial ground which date from the 19th century. The house will feature an exhibition about its history.

Aire and Calder Navigation Heritage Walk

The Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR
In person
Pre-booking required

A walk along the river and Navigation from the City Centre to the Thwaite Mills area, discovering the rich history and heritage of the area, returning by bus or independently.

Aireborough Memories

Yeadon Town Hall, High Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7PP
In person
Pre-booking not required

From the archives of Aireborough Historical Society - Browse through thousands of Aireborough photographs from years ago. Artefacts that will take you down memory lane. A slide show of Aireborough images on a large screen.

All Saints' Church, Barwick-in-Elmet

Aberford Road, Barwick-in-Elmet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 4EA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit our historic Norman church with its Anglo-Saxon stones and we will tell you about its history. The late 15/early 16th century porch where penitents received absolution before entering the church. An opportunity to see the bells being rung.

All Souls Church Blackman Lane Leeds

Blackman Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9EY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Gilbert Scott's final church , in the Gothic Revival Style. Built as a Memorial Church To Walter Hook , The great 19th century church builder and Vicar of Leeds.

Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds

140 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join Alun Pugh, the chairman of the Cemetery Friends on a 90 minute tour. You will hear stories that link the Victorian history of Leeds to the people who are buried there and see the hundreds of Guinea Graves

Beeston Hill Community Cinema

246 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 6JQ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Located in a historically significant building, Leeds Beeston Hill Community Cinema cordially invites you to explore the rich history of this former cinema. The event will feature an exhibition, a video installation and more.

Behind the Scenes at the M&S Archive

Michael Marks Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9LP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the M&S Archive

Beryl Burton: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete

102 Leeds Road, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 9EP
In person
Pre-booking required

Join author and journalist Jeremy Wilson in conversation with Beryl's daughter, Denise, to discuss the Yorkshire phenomenon that was Beryl Burton.

Bramhope Methodist Church

Eastgate, Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 9AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bramhope Methodist Church is a beautiful 'hidden gem' of a building. We invite you to come inside and discover its wonders!

Bramhope Puritan Chapel

The Puritan Chapel, Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 9JJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a look around this Grade I listed chapel built in 1649, a rare example of a church built specifically for Puritan worship.

Bramley - the village that disappeared

Bramley Trinity Methodist Church, Upper Town Street, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 2ER
In person
Pre-booking not required

An archive display of over 400 photographs and 50 maps of old Bramley organised by Bramley History Society

Castle Grove Masonic Hall - a connection to life in Victorian Headingley Moor

Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Moor Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4BP
In person
Pre-booking required

Join a guided tour of Castle Grove Masonic Hall, a magnificent villa in Far Headingley.

Church of the Epiphany Gipton Leeds

Beech Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6SW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the only 20th century Grade I listed parish church in England.

Clogs, bobbins, tea, cake and a warm Methodist welcome

Central Methodist Church, 106 Town Street, Horsforth, West Yorkshire, LS18 4AH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come along to a relaxed evening of music, dance and a bit of history. Briggate Morris will dance Northwest clog to live music on traditional instruments. Learn about the history of Northwest Morris and the Central Methodist Church.

Collective memory, shared identity and diaspora journeys. The stories of the Iraqi community in Leeds

Adp House, 35 Hanover Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1BQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for an interactive masterclass on diaspora storytelling, explore the the routes community members took from their homeland, the connections that led them to the UK and networks they accessed in their journeys,

Connecting the past to the present at Ledston Hall and gardens

Ledston Hall, Ledston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, WF10 2BB
In person
Pre-booking required

A rare opportunity to visit this magnificent Grade I listed Hall and surrounding gardens.

Connecting the past to the present: A walk around the Headingley Hill and Hyde Park Conservation Areas

Hyde Park Pub, 2 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AS
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the fascinating character and history of the buildings, places and people who lived in Headingley Hill and Hyde Park in the company of Tony Ray, a retired Town Planner.

Connecting the past to the present: Adel St John's Conservation Area Walk

The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DW
In person
Pre-booking required

Join local historians Wendy Grisedale and Val Crompton for a guided walk around the Adel Conservation Area.

Connecting the past to the present: Humphry Repton's commission for Benjamin Gott.

The Mansion House, Gotts Park Golf Club, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QX
In person
Pre-booking required

Humphry Repton was the leading landscape gardener of his generation; discover the legacy of his work at Armley for Benjamin Gott.

Connecting the past to the present: the story of Mabgate.

Hope House, 65 Mabgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7DR
In person
Pre-booking required

Historian Robert Dyson of the Civic Trust will lead you on a walking tour of Mabgate where you will discover its rich cultural heritage, from its agrarian roots through the industrial revolution and into the modern era.

Creating Connections at Swarthmore

2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1AD
In person
Pre-booking required

Our exhibition celebrates the long and fascinating history of Swarthmore as a Centre for Lifelong Leaning, you can also book a place on our cyanotype workshop to create your very own blue plaque.

Cross Flatts Park Beeston - connecting the past with the present.

Park Cottage, Cross Flatts Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 7NA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Following the success of the Heritage Open Day in 2023, it was decided to install a number of information boards in Cross Flatts Park. Visitors will be shown around the park and buy plants from a sale held by the local bloom group.

Crown Green Bowling - The Heritage Cup - Harehills Park Bowling Club

Harehills Park, Coldcotes Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6NE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

This annual competition for The Heritage Cup - played in a round robin format bringing people from across Yorkshire to celebrate the heritage of our wonderful sport of Crown Green Bowling. FREE entry into the competition and FREE for spectators.

East Keswick Village Walk

Village Hall, School Lane, East Keswick, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9DA
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk through this historic village, once a township in the Manor of Harewood. The village prospered and grew from the Victorian era but retains many earlier stone buildings amongst the more recent residential developments.

Exhibition of Local Heritage Photographs and Information

Morley Library, Commercial Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 8HZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

We will have displays from the archives of various local historians besides our own. Two viewings of our virtual video tour of Morley Town Hall will be shown. Members will be available to answer questions on Heritage, Family History.

Faith Connections in Beeston --- Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira (Mosque)

Catherine Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 6LU
In person
Pre-booking not required

This splendid Mosque, newly built in 2018, with the largest chandelier in Leeds, welcomes you to discover more about the faith, customs and culture of Islam. Timed to allow link with GNNSJ Gurudwara; both sites can be explored in the same morning.

Faith Connections in Beeston --- the GNNSJ Gurudwara

78 Lady Pit Lane, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 6DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

A warm welcome awaits at this imposing Gurudwara, chairman Tarlokh Singh Dhajal, beautifully converted from former Ringtons Tea premises. You can find out about the Sikh faith, its traditions, customs and culture, including a tour and refreshments

Farsley Rehoboth Burial Ground Tours

9 Coal Hill Lane, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5NA
In person
Pre-booking required

You are invited to tour a 200 year old burial ground that for years was neglected and untended. It is now being reclaimed as a community asset sharing its history, war graves, nature and ecology, with connections and routes linking the past to the present

Fearnville Stories - A People's History of Fearnville Leisure Centre

Oakwood Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 3LF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us to celebrate a people's history of Fearnville Leisure Centre before it makes way for a new Wellbeing facility. Listen to recorded stories from Centre users and staff, and print your own memento to take home!

From Mining village to Millenium village: the industrial heritage of Allerton Bywater

Samuel Valentine's Urban Food Hall, 20 - 24 Station Road, Allerton Bywater, Leeds, West Yorkshire, WF10 2BP
In person
Pre-booking required

Join local historian Clive Cowell for a walk around Allerton Bywater, tracing old routes and re-connecting with the rich heritage of the area.

From the Queenshills to the Queenshills

(Full details supplied upon booking), Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 6FD
In person
Pre-booking required

Leeds Jewish Housing Association has been providing social housing for the Jewish community for 70 years. Come and learn about how we have shaped the social history and geography of North Leeds, and continue to do so.

Gledhow Valley Bath House

Gledhow Valley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS84DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and find out about the well preserved and unique Bath house, set in the amazing urban woodland area of the Gledhow Valley Woods.

Guided Town Walk

Riverside Car Park, Wetherby, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22
In person
Pre-booking not required

On Sunday 8th September 2024 we are conducting a Guided Town Walk of Wetherby. See our lovely leaping Salmon and visit our Georgian Bath House, and our Council Offices.

Harvest Festival Day on The Rosebank

Rosebank Millenium Green, Rosebank Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1HH
In person
Pre-booking not required

To celebrate the end of the (hopefully) bountiful growing season, we're having a community Harvest Festival Day on The Rosebank to share the goodies we've been working hard to grow all year.

Headingley Methodist Church Open Day - As Time Goes By on the Otley Road

1-3 Chapel Street, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

You are welcome to visit one of the oldest church buildings in Headingley. See the church and its garden, view our exhibition about Otley Road over the past 200 years and reminisce about bygone shops and buildings. Enjoy home-made refreshments.

Here, There and Everywhere

Fulneck Moravian Church, Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 8NT
In person
Book on day

How a small community in Pudsey developed global connections.

Heritage Pub Walk

The Adelphi, 1 - 3 Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join heritage pub enthusiast Jim Brettell for a guided walk round some of the city centre's most popular examples.

High Royds: connecting to the lost world of a Victorian Asylum.

High Royds Memorial Chapel and Garden, Buckle Lane, Menston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS29 6DG
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk led by local historian Clive Woods will trace how a rural landscape was transformed into a Victorian asylum and subsequently a residential development.

Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell

Church Street, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 OQL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the historic medieval parish church of Rothwell. A continuous place of worship in the heart of Rothwell since 1130 AD.

Hope Foundry Tour

Hope House, Mabgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7DR
In person
Pre-booking required

MAP Charity open up Grade II listed Hope Foundry and invite you to discover more about the site's origins and current usage.

How do you know you're in Harehills?

The Compton Centre, 322 Harehills Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7BG
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A 2 hour workshop that focuses on the three key shopping parades through Harehills (Roundhay Road, Harehills Road and Harehills Lane) as part of the Routes - Connections - Networks theme. We'll explore the past, present and future of these streets.

Hunslet's Rugby History

Middleton Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5DJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

From Union to 1895 Northern Union breakaway to Rugby League, explore 141yr history. See the 1883 Minutes Book. Meet the first rugby superstar, the first black professional player, the players who went to war, the present players training. Bar open

Hyde Park Our Story

Cardigan Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1LJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Hyde Park has a rich cultural heritage, a unique suburb of the city with many stories to tell. This event will launch an exhibition of works and memorabilia about Hyde Park, featuring speakers sharing the history and stories of life then and now.

Hyde Park Picture House - 'Do you remember the old cinemas of Leeds?' Talk with Jane Ellis

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A free talk from speaker Jane Ellis looking at the heyday of "going to the pictures" through the collected memories and pictures of local people.

Hyde Park Picture House - Self-Guided Cinema Tours plus Guided Projection Room Tours

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD
In person
Pre-booking required

A great opportunity to explore our grade II listed cinema. Get to see our heritage features without interruption alongside the new aspects of our building as well as the chance go behind the scenes of our Projection Room.

Hyde Park Picture House - 'Hyde and Seek' Family Friendly Screening: Mary Poppins (PG, 1964)

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join us for special family friendly screenings of this gloriously magical and whimsical classic on its 60th anniversary in our grade II listed cinema.

Hyde Park Picture House - 'Hyde and Seek' Family Friendly Screening: The Kid (U, 1921)

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

An amazing opportunity to see Charlie Chaplin's most ambitious film to date, a masterpiece of the silent era in our grade II listed cinema.

Hyde Park Picture House - Guided Cinema Tour

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a guided tour around our glorious Grade II listed Picture House on the run up to our 110th birthday to learn about our original heritage features and recent renovation in 2023.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre in the former Assembly Rooms (Central Leeds)

Kadampa Meditation Centre Leeds, Waterloo House, Assembly Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Recently renovated Waterloo House has become a beautiful Kadampa Meditation Centre. On 14 September we are offering free meditation sessions and historic building tours. Also enjoy the World Peace Cafe and bookshop - everyone welcome!

Leeds and the railway age

The Lancasterian School Room, Low Moorside Road, New Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5HY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Michael Meadowcroft returns to the historic Lancasterian School Room with another talk for Heritage Open Days.

Leeds Bradford - the UKs highest commercial airport

Leeds, West Yorkshire,
Online event
Pre-booking required

This talk tells the history of Yorkshire's premier airport from its founding in 1931 to the 21st century; the highest in the UK. It includes the interesting war years when it became a major producer of Avro bombers and reconnaissance aircraft.

Leeds Cathedral Guided Tours

Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Leeds Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of St Anne) is a Grade II* Listed Building, completed in 1904. It is one of 22 Catholic cathedrals in England & Wales, and widely recognised as an outstanding example, of Art & Crafts architecture and design.

Leeds Central Library - Heritage Tour

Leeds City Council, Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a guided tour of this Grade II* listed Victorian masterpiece in the historic heart of Leeds. From antique Potts clocks to grinning stone guard dogs, explore the secrets behind the scenes of one of the city's most amazing public buildings.

Leeds Festival Chorus: Come and Sing

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA
In person
Pre-booking required

Connect with local history through music in this special 'Come and Sing' event with Leeds Festival Chorus.

Leeds Heritage Visits to DePuy Synthes, Leeds

DePuy Synthes, St Anthony’s Road, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8
In person
Pre-booking required

Opportunity to visit a historical manufacturing site in Beeston, Leeds. The site has been here since the 1950s as a Medical Devices Manufacturing Facility, supporting the pioneering manufacturing of Charnley Hip Stem which has led the way for standards in Orthopaedics Hip Implants that are used today worldwide.

Leeds Industrial Museum - Free entry and HODs special events

Armley Mills, Canal Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Leeds Industrial Museum for free on Friday 6, Saturday 7, and Sunday 8 September. Tours of new exhibitions 'Entangled' and 'Engineery' will be available on the Friday 6 September. Family friendly activities available throughout the festival.

Leeds Local History Open Day

2nd Floor, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Let us take you on a journey through the history of Leeds and highlight treasures from our library collections.

Leeds West Railway Walk

Leeds City Railway Station, New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4DY
In person
Pre-booking required

A circular walk to look at the remaining historic railway infrastructure on the west side of Leeds.

Links to transport in Lawnswood Cemetery: a guided walk

Lawnswood Cemetery, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 6AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Ann Lightman will lead a themed walk around some of the 53 acre Lawnswood Cemetery, with its wonderful memorials to the "great and the good" of Leeds and elsewhere. She will concentrate on memorials with some links to transport.

Mahogany to MDF - Aviary House, Armley - A survivor of 138 years of home improvement - Tour

2 Aviary Road, Armley, 2 Aviary Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2NS
In person
Pre-booking required

Built in 1886, this Leeds red-brick end terrace house retains a surprising number of original features. Visitors will get a glimpse of how this wedge-shaped house was originally decorated, and how it has survived subsequent attempts at modernisation.

Making and breaking: the place of clay in Leeds

The Sunken Studio, Unit 3, Sovereign House, Butterley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1AW
In person
Pre-booking required

Rebecca Catterall is the founder of Sunken Studio, a co-working pottery in south Leeds. Rachael Unsworth is an urban geographer and Leeds tour guide. Join them in conversation as they explore the place of clay in Leeds.

Methley routes by river, rail and road

Rivers Meet Cafe (function room), 102 Leeds Road, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 9EP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Methley Archive will once again share some of their extensive local collection at Rivers Meet Cafe for Heritage Open Days.

Middleton Railway - site of the first steam trains

Moor Road, Hunslet, 4 Norman Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2JQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Middleton Railway was where the world's very first proper steam engines ran. To learn more, come on down and hear an illustrated talk.

Monopoly and More - A Waddingtons boardgames night Tickets

27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1BL
In person
Pre-booking required

As part of the city-wide celebration of Waddingtons Games, Cards or Die is collaborating with Hyde Park Book Club and Heritage Open Days to bring you an evening of Vintage Waddingtons Games!

Nothing lasts forever: Peter Mitchell

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Peter Mitchell in a Gallery tour of his exhibition as he reflects on his long rooted connection with the city of Leeds.

Once Upon a Time at Bramley Baths

Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF
In person
Pre-booking required

If this pool could talk.....what stories would it tell? Olympic medallists, Hollywood swimming costumes, legendary dances, Finding Nemo, and being saved by people power. Hear the stories of Bramley Baths brought to life by professional storytellers.

Otley Bridge Church, a listed building dating from the late 19th Century.

Cattle Market Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1RW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Otley Bridge Church, a listed building dating from the late 19th Century, is open for self-guided tours, viewing of the East Window commemorating those who served in WWI, treasure hunts, and displays. Light refreshments will be available.

Otley Courthouse

Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN
In person
Pre-booking required

'Otley connected and disconnected'. How a rural Yorkshire town with an ancient crossing point over the River Wharfe made connections with the wider world over the centuries.

Otley Parish Church

Kirkgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3HW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Grade I listed medieval church, featuring a display of Anglian cross pieces dating from the 8th, 9th and 10th centuries. Informative guided tours, display of historical documents, rolling presentations, and self-guided tours for adults and children.

Poetry Please!

Cafe Yoga, 2 Back Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4RF
In person
Pre-booking required

Trio Literati are back for another performance specially written for Heritage Open Days hosted this year by the delightful Cafe Yoga in Horsforth.

Pudsey Masonic Hall

48 Church Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 7RF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Pudsey Masonic Hall - a hidden gem in the town.

Railway History Walk, Wellington Place

Tower Square, Wellington Place, Tower Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a guided railway history walking tour around the local area of Wellington Place.

Religion in Middleton Past

Middleton Park Visitor Centre, Middleton Park, Town Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 3SH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join Friends of Middleton Park member John Newbould for a walk and talk about recusancy in Middleton.

Rhubarb Routes

Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn more about the paths and waterways that helped Victorian Gentleman farmer Joseph Whitwell become the largest forced rhubarb producer in the world, at Hollybush Farm.

Roundhay's Hidden Gem

St John's Church, Wetherby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

St John's Church was originally built for the Nicholson family who lived at the Mansion in Roundhay Park. Although rather off the beaten track it offers unusual insights into the history of North Leeds.

Secret Passages and Hidden Tunnels with Dr James Wright

Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

An evening with award winning archaeologist Dr James Wright who will explore the real history behind tales of mysterious secret passages and hidden tunnels.

Short films on Roundhay Park, its Friends' Garden, and the Man at Oakwood Clock

The Mansion, Education Centre, Mansion Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Short films made by Oakwood Film Academy about The Man at the Oakwood Clock, making the film, and how The Friends of Rounday Park created an award winning garden (followed by a tour of the garden), followed by an illustrated history of the park.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre Open Day

Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Skelton Grange Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1RS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for Skelton Grange Environment Centre’s Open Day on Saturday 7th September! Come and enjoy nature walks, activities and refreshments at our award-winning eco-building and nature area.

Spenfield: 'the finest surviving suite of Victorian domestic rooms in Leeds'

Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5BX
In person
Pre-booking required

A rare opportunity to visit the communal areas of this magnificent grade 2* listed house in Far Headingley, including the exquisite Peacock Room.

St Aidan's Church Leeds

St Aidan's Church, Roundhay Road, Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5QD
In person
Pre-booking not required

The home off the largest mosaic in Northern Europe.

St George's Crypt

St. Georges Crypt, Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR
In person
Pre-booking required

St George's Crypt, positioned in the centre of Leeds has offered award-winning, 24/7 emergency accommodation for the homeless since 1930. 65,700 hot meals, 12,382 showers and 10,920 beds were provided alone last year.

St Hilda's Church

Cross Green Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Built in 1882, by Yorkshire architect JT Micklethwaite, designed for Anglo-Catholic worship. Amazing collection of carved and decorated woodwork. A landmark building at a major gateway into the city, close to the A63, en route from Junction 45.

St Luke's and St Matthew's Lutheran Church

9 Alma Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit one of the few Lutheran Churches in the country! With a house designed by Cuthbert Brodrick that still has many of its original features.

St Mary's Church, Swillington

St Mary's Church, Wakefield Road, Swillington, West Yorkshire, LS26 8BX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and explore our very ancient but living church

St Mary's Church, Whitkirk

Selby Road, Whitkirk, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Welcome to our beautiful Grade 1 listed Mediaeval church which has been a place of continuous worship for nearly one thousand years.

St Michael and All Angels’ Church Headingley - Open Day

St. Michaels Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and discover the beautiful parish church of St Michael and All Angels’, Headingley. Our large Victorian church has a wealth of stained glass windows, the remains of the ancient Original Oak of Headingley, and Thompson mice to be found!

St Saviours Church Leeds

St Saviours Church, Ellerby Road, Richmond Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8LD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Walk round the Grade I listed beautiful church and grounds to take in the architecture and stained glass windows. Refreshments available

St. Bartholomew's Church, Armley

St. Bartholomew's Church, Wesley Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 1SR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit our huge church, its tower and spire visible for miles, see our beautiful font, lectern, pulpit, Reredos, and our world-famous Schulze Organ. You will not be disappointed! We also boast a comprehensive exhibition area.

St. James' Church, Woodside, Horsforth

Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5QW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and discover some of the history of this Grade II listed building which has served the local community since Victorian times and continues to do so today.

Sunny Bank Mills - Cloth Connections from Farsley to Guatemala! A journey around the world through our fascinating heritage site.

Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore these atmospheric mills, which produced some of the finest cloth in the world, on a free heritage tour. Visit the new Gallery exhibition, our artists' Open Studios, Sculpture Trail & Family Trail before enjoying refreshments in the tearoom.

Temple Newsam Cultural Connections

Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0AE
In person
Pre-booking required

This tour weaves together the invisible strings that connect Temple Newsam House to other historic houses and places of historical interest.

The Actor, the Singer, the Medics and the Solicitor - Victorian connections at Beckett Street Cemetery

Shadwell Independent Library, 99 Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8HL
In person
Pre-booking required

Lesley Newnham's illustrated talk examines the lives of some notable people who lived in Leeds in Victorian times and who are all buried in Beckett Street Cemetery.

The Advancement in Dental Technology - Leeds University School of Dentistry

Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9LU
In person
Pre-booking required

View our exciting historical artefacts and explore our new modern facilities!

The Duchess Blue Plaque Unveiling

71 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6QA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Leeds Civic Trust for the unveiling of their 198th blue plaque for 'The Duchess'!

The Great Ginnel in Headingley

Hyde Park Pub, 2 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AS
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Richard Tyler (who edits the HeadingleyLeeds.com website) for a journey through space and time, exploring the longest and oldest ginnel in Headingley.

The Leeds Goth QR Code Challenge

Jumbo Records, Merrion Street, 1-3 Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NG
In person
Pre-booking not required

You are invited to explore Leeds’ heritage as the birthplace of Goth culture. QR codes have been hidden across the city centre, each marking sites of significance. Scan the codes to discover Goth facts about each location and complete the challenge.

The long and winding road to Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Abbey Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH
In person
Pre-booking required

Kirkstall Abbey is one of the country's finest and best preserved Cistercian monastic ruins. This illustrated talk will explore the historical events leading up to its foundation.

The Oakfield Terrace Building Club: a journey into micro history

St Urban's Church, Grove Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Janet Douglas for a short walk celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Oakfield Terrace Building Club.

The Old Fire Station Gipton

The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6NL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Heritage Open Day provides an opportunity for the public to come and look at some old artifacts, meet ex fire fighters and take part in some fun activities for all the family.

The story of Garforth. Domesday to modern town

Garforth, Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1PY
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk round sites of historic interest, including some with links to the former coal mining.

The Story of Waddingtons

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds, Nepshaw Lane South, Gildersome, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7JQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit WYAS Leeds to see a pop up exhibition on the history of Waddingtons, the Leeds company behind Monopoly, Cluedo, playing cards and much more. Don't miss this unique opportunity to journey through decades of entertainment and nostalgia!

Time Travel through the Place Names of Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire,
Online event
Pre-booking required

The names of our city, its streets and its suburbs connect us to our past. This illustrated online talk explains the origins of some of these names and shows how they reveal the city’s deep history.

Transporting the people of Leeds

McDonald's, City Station, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4DY
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Leeds guide Ken Goor for a city centre walk and discover how the people of Leeds got from A to B in times gone by.

Treasures of the Thoresby Society's Archive

The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visitors to the Thoresby Society at the Leeds Library will be able to watch and enjoy a continuous slide show of a selection of our large collection of lantern slides of views of Leeds, and some of our collection of old maps, books and documents.

Try Your Hand at Stone Carving

The Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Have a go at stone carving in the Leeds Corn Exchange with our sculptors from The Sculpture Gallery. Get to grips with this ancient art-form.

Urban Sketching in Leeds Central Library

Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB
In person
Pre-booking required

Be inspired by the beautiful architecture of Leeds Central Library in this informal sketching session.

Victory Garden Allotments

Victory Garden Allotments, Park Avenue, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6ER
In person
Pre-booking not required

Allotment site open 8th September 1400 until 1700 for conducted tours and display material. Facilities available - seating, refreshments and toilet.

Waddingtons at the Discovery Centre

Carlisle Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1LB
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Kitty Ross, Curator of Leeds History and Social History at Leeds Museums and Galleries for an illustrated talk on Leeds famous boardgame makers Waddingtons.

Waddingtons Blue Plaque Unveiling!

Layton Grange, Layton Road, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5EU
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Leeds Civic Trust to unveil their 197th blue plaque unveiling to mark the heritage of Waddingtons and MONOPOLY’s connection to the city of Leeds!

Welcome to Gildersome Friends Meeting House

75 Street Lane, Gildersome, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7HX
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to visit the oldest Friends Meeting House in Leeds; a beautiful and historic listed building where Quakers have worshipped continuously since 1756.

Welcome to the Sikh Temple (Gurdwara)

The Sikh Temple, 192 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4HZ
In person
Pre-booking required

A warm welcome awaits you at the Sikh Temple on Chapeltown Road.