West Yorkshire

Properties and events in West Sussex

Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries for last-minute changes.

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'Connexions' at Mount Zion Heritage Chapel

Upper Brockholes, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8XG
In person
Pre-booking not required

'Connexions': Routes, Networks, Connections and our heritage. An open weekend at Mount Zion Heritage Chapel, tours, talks; a chance to explore this wonderful grade II* listed building and the stories that it tells.

"Halifax Town Centre Taster" Walking Tour

Tours start/finish outside DiscoverHalifax/ Halifax BID Centre, 10 The Square, Woolshops, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1RJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Walk with a local guide, pointing out listed buildings such as the Town Hall and Piece Hall and hear interesting details from the Medieval to Victorian eras and into modern times! Learn about the philanthropists and industrialists who shaped Halifax.

"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

160th Anniversary --Treasured Time.

St. Saviour's Church, Church Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 3JR
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the display of photographs showing the history of St. Saviour's Church. The memorial Chapel & beautiful stained glass windows. Join us on Sunday & sing your favourite hymns.

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!"

50th Anniversary Celebrations - Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 3HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us to celebrate 50 years of Bradford Industrial Museum - the first Local Authority-run Industrial Museum in the country!

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 Hallows' Church, Kirkburton

3a Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

All Hallows' Church, Kirkburton open 1000-1600 Sat 7th Sept and Sat 14th Sept. Visitors can explore this medieval church; meet the Adopt-a-Grave and Burial Ground Teams; join a Celebration of our Heritage through Art and Local History walls

All Saints Parish Church

Stocks Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 8PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

All Saints Parish Church dates to the 15th century, was restored in the 19th century and is a Grade I listed building

All Saints' Church Kirk Deighton

All Saints' Church, Main Street, The Rectory, Church Lane, Kirk Deighton, West Yorkshire, LS22 4EB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come along and explore this historic Grade I listed church and take the opportunity to visit the bell-ringing chamber.

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.

Batley Heritage Walk

Union Rooms /Wetherspoons, 4 Hick Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5HW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Walk back in time, and watch how shoddy brought vibrancy to the village of Batley and grew it into a thriving town.

Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds

140 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3BX
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.

Bierley St John the Evangelist - celebrating 200 years as a parish church.

Bierley Lane, Bierley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 6AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

From George IV to Charles III hear the stories and the voices coming together to celebrating the contribution of the church to the community of Bierley and beyond.

Boothtown & Southowram Methodist Church

Boothtown & Southowram Methodist Church, Beverley Place, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6LR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Have you ever walked by the church on Boothtown Road and wondered what was inside, but not had the opportunity (or felt brave enough) to step inside our 117-year-old building? Now is the opportunity to satisfy your curiosity!

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

Caphouse Machine Rally

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for the return of our popular machine rally, to embrace the art of engineering and the mechanics of mining. See vintage vehicles and mining machinery, with demonstrations and activities across site.

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.

Castle Hill Heritage Day Walk

Castle Hill, Hillside, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TA
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk will cover the known development and use of the monument from the Mesolithic to Modern Times.

Catapult Challenge

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Drop in to this hands on activity, making and testing model catapults. Experiment with angles and designs to create the best catapults. Take aim and fire at our mini castle walls!

Celebrating 125 years of Textile Manufacturing

Glendale Mills, New Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7EN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bower Roebuck open day celebrates 125 years of textile manufacturing in New Mill. Book onto one of our working mill tours or drop in for exhibitions, displays, music and competitions. Local businesses will be selling food and refreshments.

Celebrating 125 years of Textile Manufacturing: Working Mill Tours

Glendale Mills, New Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7EN
In person
Pre-booking required

Bower Roebuck open day celebrates 125 years of textile manufacturing in New Mill. Book onto one of our working mill tours or drop in for exhibitions, displays, music and competitions. Local businesses will be selling food and refreshments.

Chronicles of Culture Launch

Pontefract Castle,, Castle Chain,, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for live performances of short stories written by young people as part of Wakefield Literature Festival. The original pieces of historic fiction are based on places in Wakefield district- including Pontefract Castle!

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,

Colne Valley Museum-19th Century Weaver's life.

Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Step back in time, and visit our Museum, see the life of a West Riding Clothier in the 19th Century.

Connecting Hebden Bridge's Past and Present

The Birchcliffe Centre, Chapel Avenue, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the rich and vibrant history of Hebden Bridge, from the images of Alice Longstaff to the creative artistry of our tenants. Explore the Birchcliffe Centre as we showcase our work in connecting Hebden Bridge's past and present!

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.

Connections to Red House Yorkshire

Oxford Road, Gomersal, West Yorkshire,
Online event
Pre-booking not required

Connections & Networks to Red House Yorkshire

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.

CWGC Tours 2024 - Harrogate (Grove Road) Cemetery

Grove Road Cemetery, Grove Road, Anfield, Harrogate, West Yorkshire, HG1 5EW
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a Commonwealth War Graves tour of Harrogate (Grove Road) Cemetery

CWGC Tours 2024 - Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, West Yorkshire, HG3 1DE
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a Heritage Open Days tour around Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate and learn about the people from across the world who travelled to Britain's aid in the Second World War never to return home.

Dewsbury Minster Heritage Centre. Heritage exhibitions.

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Additional Exhibitions during Heritage Open Days Ringing Remembers, The story of bellringers lost in WW1 Benjamin Thackrah, a quantum leap in campanology. The Indian Army in Dewsbury.

Dewsbury Minster Tower bellringing Have-A-Go

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Tower bells in Dewsbury. 'Have a go' drop in session.
Join in with our band to experience traditional full circle bellringing Our tower bells are over 140 years old. Weighing from 4cwt to 13cwt. All welcome, no experience nec

Dewsbury Town Hall

Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DG
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of Grade II* listed, Dewsbury Town Hall. A fascinating building with both cultural and local governance history to be explored.

Dive Into Our Archive at The Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre

83 Halifax Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 5BB
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Todmorden Hippodrome was built in 1908 as a traditional vaudeville theatre. Come and see our extensive archive collection of photographs, artefacts, props, costumes & videos, charting the history of the building, its custodians and performers.

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.

East Riddlesden Hall

East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

A historic Yorkshire manor and intimate gardens, a hidden oasis on the edge of a West Yorkshire town. Enjoy homemade treats in the tearoom, find the perfect gift in the shop or burn off some energy in the Discovery garden or trim trail play areas.

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.

Exploring Edgar Wood’s Legacy: an Arts & Crafts walk

Briarcourt, 28 Occupation Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3EE
In person
Pre-booking required

Celebrated architect Edgar Wood left a legacy of fine buildings in Lindley, but also inspired other local architects. Starting from Wood’s Briarcourt and ending at his Clock Tower, this walk of around 1.5 miles will introduce their work.

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.

Greenwoods - Dewsbury's oldest shop

John Greenwood Clothing & Jewellery, 3 Church Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 1JJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Visitors are able to interact with historical artefacts from Greenwoods, Dewsbury’s oldest shop, which has been trading continually since 1860. Come and see the history in its original setting including meeting Bolenium Bill.

Guided Tour - Bolling Hall Museum

Bolling Hall Museum, Bolling Hall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 7LP
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on a guided tour of Bolling Hall Museum. Find out some of the stories linked to it over the centuries.

Guided Tour - Cliffe Castle Museum

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join us on an guided tour of Cliffe Castle - a Victorian mansion turned museum....

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.

Halifax "Old Borough Magistrates Court and Central Police Station"

The Old Courthouse, Black Wall entrance, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2DL
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on our fascinating new guided tour of Halifax Old Borough Magistrates Court and Central Police Station, a spectacular Victorian building on Harrison Road.

Halifax Heritage Bus Tour

Embark/Disembark the bus at the lay by on Charles Street, Bottom side of Woolshops Car Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1AA.
In person
Pre-booking required

Jump aboard our informative heritage bus ride. See places which you might not know much about or even knew existed! Places with a wealth of history to tell, many with listed building status.

Halifax Minster

Church Stret, Halifax Minster Office, Unit 3,, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QL
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Halifax Minster is a stunning 15th Century Grade 1 listed Parish Church, the third church on the site, a place of worship, prayer, civic engagement, education and culture.

Halifax Playhouse Theatre

Halifax Playhouse, King Cross Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2SH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Welcome to the Halifax Playhouse, our Grade II listed building, owned and volunteer run by the Halifax Thespians and venue for a wide variety of performances and events.

Halifax Town Hall Tour

Entrance to Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on a special guided tour of Halifax Town Hall, of immense architectural significance both inside and out. Voted one of the top ten Town Halls in the country (Architect Today 2008) and described as truly outstanding by Historic England.

Handbell Ringing - Have a go on our historic handbells

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Handbells in Dewsbury. 'Have a go' drop in session. Join in with our band to experience traditional handbell tune ringing. Our handbells are over 100 years old. All welcome, no musical experience necessary.

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.

Have A Play Day

1 The Old Court House, Blackwall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2DL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for a musical morning at The Old Courthouse in Halifax!

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.

Hebble Trail Tour

Starts at Salterhebble Basin, (on the opposite side of the top lock from the Lockkeepers Cottage), Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0QH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on our new guided Hebble Trail walk, starting at Salterhebble Basin following the route of the old Halifax Branch Canal towards Bailey Hall in Halifax Town Centre. Walk the former canal's length as the route climbs 100ft over 1 ½ miles

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Heritage Open Day at Hebden Bridge Picture House, Saturday, September 7th, 10am-noon. Vintage films, information about the history of the 103-year-old cinema, talks, refreshments, poster sale.

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 Flatts Quaker Meeting House

Firth Lane, High Flatts, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8XU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Appreciate the history and setting of the 365-year-old High Flatts Quaker Meeting House which is a grade II listed building along with its surroundings and panoramic views to the East.

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.

Highfields College

Highfields college, 64 New North Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5LS
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Highfields College 1839-2024 A place of higher education built by the Architect J P Pritchett. Lord Asquith, the last liberal Prime minister, being one of the notable attendees at the college

Historic Walk through Kirkburton

Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A vicar’s wife shot, the local myth of ‘traitle oil’ and 93000 soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals… join us on a walk around the oldest part of Kirkburton to discover the rich and fascinating history of this West Yorkshire Village.

Historical Tour of Dewsbury Minster

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

An active guided tour from Saxon times to the present day. Appreciate The Reredos. See the Medieval stained glass window See the the Saxon Cross stones. Understand the building evolution.

Holmbridge Connections - People, Places and Pathways

St. Davids Church, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2NQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Huddersfield and District Family History Society Exhibition People and Places - online searches by experts. Old maps - before the reservoirs! Explore with walk leaflets. Kids' trail. Cafe

Holmfirth Parish Church

Holmfirth Parish Church, Towngate, Holmfirth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Open day on the 14th September, 10.00am until 4.00pm

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.

Horton Moravian Church, Little Horton

Horton Moravian Church, Little Horton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0JU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Horton Moravian Church has been in Little Horton, Bradford, since its foundation in 1838. The Moravian Church is an interesting Christian denomination because of its history, both local and international, community and missionary.

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.

Hoyle Court Masonic Hall, Baildon

Hoyle Court, Otley Road, Charlestown, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 6JS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hoyle Court is set in beautifully maintained gardens. The Hall contains a number of Lodge rooms including an Egyptian room. The Hall also contains a listed feature staircase. All of which will be open to the public. There will also be an art display

Hudderfield Parish Church of St Peter

Huddersfield Parish Church of St Peter, Byram Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1BU
In person
Pre-booking required

St Peter's is 2* listed and dates from 1836. There are elements from the 16C building with later Georgian features. There is work by the renowned architect Sir Ninian Comper and some interesting stained glass windows. Guided tours are offered.

Huddersfield Town Hall Tour

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2TA
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of Grade II listed, Huddersfield Town Hall. A fascinating building with both cultural and local governance history to be explored.

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.

Ilkley Blue Plaques Upper Trail

41 Station Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9PF
In person
Pre-booking required

A walk to see some of the Blue Plaques put up by Ilkley Civic Society in south Ilkley in the Wells Road area, and launch of a self-guiding map.

Ilkley Manor House

Ilkley Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore Ilkley's Roman history with family-friendly activities and tours! Create a mini Roman road to take home, transform into a centurion with dress-up fun, and design a Roman shield. Join expert John Cockshott on walks around the Roman fort site.

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!

King James's School

King James's School, St. Helen's Gate, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6SG
In person
Pre-booking not required

There has been a school on this site since 1547. From 1608 until 1974 it was a boys' Grammar School. It is now a flourishing mixed comprehensive school. Some of the buildings still in use date back to 1750.

Kirkburton Graveyard Tour

Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A landlord buried where his kitchen garden once stood; a victim of the Holmfirth floods and a young girl struck by lightening!

Last orders? Hudds pubs: past, present and future

The County Beerhouse, 4 Princess Street, 55 Plover Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3ZZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover Huddersfield's wonderful and varied pubs, from the deserted and converted, to the surviving and thriving.

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.

Lister Lane Cemetery Open Day

Lister Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 5JL
In person
Pre-booking not required

This Open Day will be an opportunity to find out more about this historic cemetery.

Lost Railways of Kirklees

Kirklees Local Studies Library, 16A Victoria Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2QF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit us at Kirklees Local Studies Library to learn about the railway lines and stations across Kirklees lost to time.

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 a Medieval Herb Garden    Ages 16+

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH
In person
Pre-booking required

Ever wanted to create a garden inspired by history? Find out how you can grow your own medieval herb garden in this informative talk.

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.

Manningham Walk

Manningham Mills, Lilycroft Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 5AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

An in-person guided walk around the Manningham area of Bradford.

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.

Mirfield Masonic Lodge 1102

Masonic Lodge, 14 King Street, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 8AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A unique opportunity to have a look around Mirfield Masonic Lodge, formed in 1866 and steeped in history. You will be able to have a look around, and see the temple, the past master's room, with the roll of honour of all the past Masters!

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!

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.

Pepper Hill Unitarian Chapel

Pepper Hill Unitarian Chapel, Pepper Hill, Shelf, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7TH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this charming moorland nonconformist chapel with art-deco stained-glass windows and a fascinating history.

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.

Pontefract Castle Explorer Tour

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the intriguing history of Pontefract Castle on a friendly and informative tour of the castle. This tour is free for Heritage Open Days!

Providence Methodist Church - Golcar

Providence Methodist Church, Knowl Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4AN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Look around the church and learn about its history Exhibition in the schoolroom Refreshments available in the schoolroom

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.

Ravensknowle Park Vintage Motorcycle Show

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity for enthusiasts to get together with others and exhibit their classic bikes, swap stories and experiences in the relaxed surroundings of Ravensknowle Park

Restored Heritage '24 plus

Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 0JZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A fabulous Grade 1 Building in a historic Conservation area landscape. Plus talks about local people remembered in our churchyard and The Civil War in West Yorkshire and an exhibition of photographs by Paul Harrison

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.

ROBERTTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Church Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 7LS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Roberttown Community Centre Church Lane, Roberttown, WF15 7LS Past Present & Future open day 7th September 2024 11 - 2pm Free Entry - Drinks and snacks available.

Roman Roads to Motorways, Trains, Trams Turnpikes and Pathways

Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Kirklees Council, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3DX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for a display of Spen Valley Routes, Networks and Connections - from Roman Roads to Motorways - Trains, Trams, Turnpikes and Pathways. Music from Musica Mirfield Senior Wind Band and a Transport Quiz and Nature Trail for children.

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.

Royal Halifax Infirmary

Former Royal Halifax Infirmary (entrance), Free School Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2YF
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us on a special guided walking tour of Royal Halifax Infirmary to hear all about how it was established and stories of those who worked, contributed to or experienced hospital life here.

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.

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, 6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DU
In person
Pre-booking required

This small museum, in a former Weaver's Cottage, comprises: downstairs the family living quarters of a hand-loom weaver c1900; and upstairs a working handloom along with fascinating displays and artefacts linked to our textile heritage.

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.

Sound System Culture Mini Festival

Northern Quarter, Wood Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

A celebration of reggae sound system culture through film, music and dance!

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 Giles, Church of England

24 Market Place, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1AT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guides available , giving tours and aspects of the history of the church. A visit to the bell ringing chamber (open 1000-1300), the bell chamber is not accessible. Refreshments will be available in the café.

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 John the Baptist Wakefield

Wentworth Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry to Grade II listed Georgian Church Building. Guided tours of Crypt and Bell/Clock Tower. Archive display material exhibition. Refreshments available.

St John the Evangelist Church, Birkby

75 St. Johns Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5EA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and visit

St John the Evangelist Church, Golcar

St John's Church, Church Street, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are due to celebrate our Bicentenary in 2030. Each year brings new information about our history and we hope that this year is no exception.

St Jude's

St Jude's Church, 100 Free School Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2XE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Heritage Open Day offers an opportunity to come inside this prominent grade 2 listed landmark building. St Jude's sits on the corner of Savile Park Moor in Halifax.

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 the Blessed Virgin

St. Marys Church, Spen Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire, BD19 4LS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Grade II listed church, refurbished. Sculpture by Peter Eugene Ball and three Robert Thompson (Mouseman) items. Grave of Mary Taylor, friend of Charlotte Bronte.

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 Paul's Church: Open as part of Yorkshire Churches Day

Queens Road, King Cross, St. Paul's Parish Church, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 3NU
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to walk around our Grade II* church and to view the architecture, our stunning windows, the history, the organ and roof projects, along with all the events we put on each year besides the Anglo-Catholic worship that takes place weekly.

St Peter the Apostle Church, Kirkthorpe

St Peter the Apostle Church, Kirkthorpe Lane, Kirkthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5SZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Peter the Apostle is a Grade II listed medieval building and grounds situated in a semi-rural area 3 miles from the ancient city of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Many interesting features, including a 6 bell tower, church hall, upper and lower churchyards.

St Peter's Church, Birstall

St Peter's Church, Kirkgate, The Vicarage 1a Kings Drive, Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 9PB
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Peter's Church is over 900 years old. It is a place of historical significance with links to the Bronte sisters and John Nelson. There is lots to discover both inside and outside the church for all ages.

St Peter's Church, Sowerby

St Peter's Avenue, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 1HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Grade I listed Georgian church familiarly known as Sowerby St Peter's. It has recently been used in the first Gentleman Jack television series. View heritage textiles as you listen to local organists who will be playing whilst the church is open.

St Saviour's Church, Brownhill, Batley

Brookroyd Lane, Brownhill, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0BU
In person
Pre-booking not required

File containing documents and photographs of items in the church will be displayed. DVDs featuring the church and other local churches will be shown during the day.

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 Stephen's Church, Lindley

St Stephen's Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3JB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Beautiful Grade II listed church of 1829, serving the community of Lindley.

St Thomas' Church Heritage Open Day in conjunction with Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Grosvenor Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to visit a Grade 2 listed Victorian gem in Batley

St Thomas' Church, Thurstonland

17 Marsh Hall Lane, Thurstonland, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6XD
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Thomas' is a small parish church set in a hilltop village above Holmfirth in West Yorkshire We will explore its heritage, links with the past and connections with the local community, the countryside and local walking a transport links.

St. Anne in the Grove

Church Lane, Southowram, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 9TD
In person
Pre-booking not required

St. Anne in the Grove, Church Lane, West Yorkshire, HX3 9TD Available anytime Pre-booking not required St. Anne in the Grove, Church Lane, Southowram HX3 9TD, will be open 11.30am-1.00pm

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.

St. Michael the Archangel Church

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Church Street, Emley, West Yorkshire, HD8 9RP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tour of the Church in Emley, visit the bell chamber, climb the tower and access the roof

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.

Talk: Lives and times of eminent prisoners at Pontefract Castle   Ages 16+

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the fascinating stories of people held prisoner at Pontefract Castle over the centuries. A history talk for adults (16+)

Taster Sessions in Family History

Batley Community Centre, Upper Commercial Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5DH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Taster sessions in Family History available at Batley Community Centre.

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 'Monumental' Connections of Bradford Cathedral and its Miniature Model

1 Stott Hill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4EH
In person
Pre-booking required

We explore the Routes, Networks and Connections through monuments and features, highlighting key moments in Bradford’s history, celebrating local transport heroes, plus a talk from the creator of model town Chandwell, as seen on YouTube.

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 Church of St John the Evangelist Dewsbury Moor.

140B Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2LP
In person
Pre-booking not required

St John's Dewsbury Moor celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2023 and will again be open on Sat 7th and 14th Sept 24. from 1100am - 3.00pm for history. ancestry and activities.

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 Longwood Sing

The Longwood Tower, Back Thornhill Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4UW
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Historic Annual Longwood Sing, now in its 151st year!

The Medieval Road system around Batley

Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5DA
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Medieval Road system around Batley and the many influences that lay behind it.

The Newsome Centre

The Newsome Centre (formerly St. John's Church), Jackroyd Lane, Newsome, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6QU
In person
Pre-booking not required

The building (formerly St. John the Evangelist Church) will be open to visitors interested in local history. On the 7th and 8th of September we will be hosting Huddersfield & District Family History Society. Refreshments available.

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.

Tour of The Old Courthouse with Halifax Heritage Tours

1 The Old Court House, Blackwall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2DL
In person
Pre-booking required

Halifax Heritage Tours and Calderdale Music are collaborating to offer an exciting new tour of The Old Courthouse in Halifax.

Tour: Sandal Castle - 500 Years of History

Sandal Castle, Manygates Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7DS
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the history and development of the great Yorkist castle at Sandal. Find out about history where it took place on this informative guided tour.

Tower Tours of Dewsbury Minster

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore the Church Tower.
Our ringers will take you up the tower, see the bells and maybe ring a bell. Hear the story of "The Devil's Knell", a unique Dewsbury tradition

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.

Trinity Church, Ossett - Church and Tower Open Day

Church Street, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 9DW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Situated on plateau, 300ft above sea level Tower rises to 226ft - one of tallest in Yorkshire Wonderful architecture & stained glass windows Last Supper Reredos Bell ringing room Clock Room 16 bells Tower parapet Breath taking panoramic views

Trinity Methodist Church

Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9HX
In person
Pre-booking not required

This is an opportunity to look around a beautiful Victorian Yorkshire Church; and experience Trinity’s historic organ.

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.

Undercliffe Cemetery: Tales from our Tombs

The Lodge, Undercliffe Cemetery, Undercliffe Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 0DW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Undercliffe Cemetery, often known as the 'Highgate of the North', is the final resting place of many the great & good (& the not-so-great-and-good) who helped shape Victorian Bradford and whose work and influence can still be seen (or heard) today.

Uplift Choir Open Rehearsal

1 The Old Court House, Blackwall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2DL
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Don't just see the building - be a part of the music! 

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.

Visit Victoria Hall Saltaire: The Inside Story - Secrets, Gossip and History

Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Free Guided Tours of Victoria Hall Saltaire in the World Heritage Site on Saturday Sep 14 2024

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!

Wakefield Cathedral - Tower Tour

Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1HG
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Climb the 170 steps up Wakefield Cathedral tower for magnificent views of the city and surrounding countryside! Find out about our fourteen bells from our fantastic bell ringers.

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.

Wholestone Moor Heritage Walk

Nettleton Hill Road, Scapegoat Hill, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4NH
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk takes in tracks or roads from different ages in this area. It includes those from the Roman, Medieval and post Medieval periods.

Wooldale Quaker Meeting House

Friends Meeting House, Pell Lane, Wooldale, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1QL
In person
Pre-booking not required

An early Quaker Meeting House with its origins in the late 17th century.

Yorkshire Churches Day Circular Walk (HD3) - Discovering quiet routes connecting churches

St Stephen's Church, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3JB
In person
Pre-booking required

Join our guided heritage walk (approx 5 miles) to four Anglican churches starting and ending at St Stephen's Church, Lindley visiting Birkby St John, Birkby St Cuthbert, and Birchencliffe St Philip via calm green routes where possible.