Yorkshire & the Humber

Properties and events in Yorkshire & the Humber

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.

'Drainspotting' - Sheffield's Victorian pavement features

Next Chapter Books, 7 Rustlings Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A look at the history under our feet. Discover the social heritage that we walk over every day.

"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

"The eighteenth-century discovery of Britain and Ireland" a talk by Professor Jim Watt in Doncaster Mansion House

Mansion House, High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

An illustrated talk about the development of tourism in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century by Professor Jim Watt from the school of 18th century studies at York University, to be held in the ballroom of Doncaster's Georgian Mansion House

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 journey of a thousand miles . . begins with the first step

All Good Stuff at Butcher Works, 72 Arundel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2NS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Artists and makers share their personal art and craft journeys in an exhibition and in-person conversations and demonstrations inside the historic Butcher Works Gallery.

A Place to Connect - Church of the Holy Redeemer, York

108 Boroughbridge Road, 141 Manor Drive North, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our Grade II listed church will be open for guided tours, self-led trails and children's activities, relating to our rich heritage. On Wednesday a Community Café in the church hall will provide lunches and light refreshments.

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.

A Taste of the Rivelin

Rivelin Park Cafe, Rivelin Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5FE
In person
Pre-booking not required

An introduction to the foraging present and industrial past of the Rivelin. Led by Siobhan (Shony's Mushrooms) and Calvin (Hidden Sheffield Walks), we will explore edible fungi and flora alongside the remnants of water-powered industry.

A tour of paradise square and its people

Paradise square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A tour of paradise square and the story’s of the interesting people that lived there.

A Walk on Valley Drive

Valley Gardens, Valley Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2TA
In person
Pre-booking required

A historical walk along elegant Valley Drive overlooking Harrogate's beautiful Valley Gardens, built in the mid-1890s and home to hotels, boarding houses, apartments and private residences.

A walk round Attercliffe

Attercliffe Supertram Stop, Shortridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3SH
In person
Pre-booking required

The Lower Don Valley was the powerhouse of Sheffield's heavy steel industry and Attercliffe was where its workers lived. Though many buildings have disappeared what remains is a fascinating insight into the life of a once-thriving community.

Acle Saxons Re-enactment Camp Gisborough Priory

Gisborough Priory, Church Street, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6HG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Acle’s Saxon village demonstrates life just before the founding of Gisborough Priory. Activities include Combat, including ‘kid’s combat’, Cooking, Coin Striking, Weaving, Spinning and Carding, Beekeeping and Beeswax crafts, as well as many others!

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.

Alfred Denny Museum

Alfred Denny Museum, School of Biosciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S102TN
In person
Pre-booking required

The Alfred Denny Museum is a zoological teaching museum that illuminates the diversity of the animal kingdom through its variety of animal specimens, including skeletons, taxidermy, pinned insects, spirit jars, and more!

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 Saint's Church, Holme on Spalding Moor

Market Weighton Road, Holme on Spalding Moor, Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO43 4EE
In person
Pre-booking not required

This medieval church will be open for visitors to look round. From the car park you can see magnificent views of the Vale of York (including York Minster on a clear day). Refreshments available.

All Saints Church Settrington & Scagglethorpe and The Orangery, Settrington House

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Settrington, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Look around this historic church and then visit Settrington House Orangery for refreshments.

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Kirby Hill, North Yorkshire, YO51 9DX

All Saints Church,, Church Lane, Kirby Hill, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, YO519DX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the ancient church of All Saints in Kirby Hill; historical information will be on display; light refreshments will be available. A warm welcome to all.

All Saints Church, Weston

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Weston, Otley, North Yorkshire, LS21 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The ancient church of All Saints is a Grade 1 listed building. Of special interest are the triple decker pulpit and Squire's Parlour, the family pew of the Dawson family, descendants of the Vavasours lords of the manor of Weston.

All Saints Ecclesall – explore the church, grounds, its history and heritage

Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7PP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the Grade II listed church building, first built in the 18th century, and discover the 10 acres of church grounds, its vast array of nature, and over 10,000 graves. Guided tours, displays, graveyard enquiries, family activities.

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 Saints' Church, Spofforth

All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this historic Grade II Listed church (11-15C). The clock was installed in 1818, and has a most unusual 20 ft. pendulum.

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.

Archives Open Day

Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Find out more about just some of the 8000 objects within our collection.

Aske Hall

Aske Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5HJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Discover the secrets of Aske Hall this Heritage Open Days!

Aston Reading Room

Aston Reading Room, Aughton Lane, Aston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 2AN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Display of local history documents, maps and photos. History of community and lives of servicemen in two World Wars. Research of graves in the churchyard and Aston Hall links to Capability Brown. Research into mining fatalities in local collieries.

Aysgarth School Chapel and Heritage Tour

Aysgarth School, Newton-le-Willows, Newton-le-Willows, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1TF
In person
Pre-booking required

Founded by Rev. Clement Thomas Hales in the village of Aysgarth. This original site proved too small and the new school building at Newton-le-Willows was opened in 1890 as a model of its kind. It houses a listed beautiful arts and craft chapel.

Baptist Chapel in Applegarth Lane

On the LH side of No. 15 Applegarth Lane, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JY
In person
Pre-booking not required

The chapel is now the oldest in Yorkshire and still in use for such a modest building and has the smallest, first ever private, burial ground away from the established church in Bridlington.

Barnsley Civic - Historic Eldon Street entrance re-opening event

Barnsley Civic, Eldon Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2JL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Barnsley's only grade II listed building will officially re-open after closing its doors in 1998.

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.

Beauchief Abbey

Beauchief Abbey, Beauchief Abbey Lane, Beauchief, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 7BD
In person
Pre-booking not required

A hidden gem, the Oldest Building in Sheffield - set in a peaceful site, surrounded by parkland. 12th Century Tower and 17th Century Box Pews.

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

Beehive Works

Beehive Works, Milton Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7WL
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to visit this historic Grade II* listed Victorian cutlery factory, home to Sheffield’s last remaining hand-grinders, a recording studio and other modern makers and creatives.

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

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Beck Isle Museum, Bridge Street, Beck Isle Museum, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Sneak a peak behind the scenes at the museum. Meet our curatorial volunteers, see how we store and care for objects and follow the route of an object from donation to display.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the evolving gardens and watch the harvest grow in the walled garden. Step inside the grand hall and uncover the architecture and collections which tell the story of a country house and the people who have shaped Beningbrough.

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.

Beverley - Barges on Beverley Beck

Beverley Barge Preservation Society, Crane Hill Wharf, Beckside South, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0GG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Three restored boats on Beverley Beck: visits, tours and boat trips on Mermaid

Beverley - Gallery at Salt

54 Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8EU
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exhibition of Art and Architecture by Salt Architects, revealing the essence of place through creative exploration of connectivity within our cultural landscape. With artworks by Claire West, Bridget Hansford and Alexandra Thorne.

Beverley - Highgate, a potted history

Wednesday Market, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Highgate – the history of a single street.

Beverley - Masonic Hall

Masonic Hall, Trinity Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DY
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Masonic Hall is not normally open to the general public. Take this opportunity to look around.

Beverley - Sun Inn

Sun Inn, Flemingate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0NP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Sun Inn, sits opposite Beverley Minster and is reputed to be the oldest public house in Beverley

Beverley - tour of the war graves in St Martin’s Cemetery

St. Martins Cemetery, Queensgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8NJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A walk around St Martin’s cemetery to hear stories of the World War I and II casualties buried there.

Beverley area: Laurel Vines, Aike

Laurel Vines, Aike, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Laurel Vines, a flourishing vineyard in the heart of rural East Yorkshire. Come and see the amazing vinery.

Beverley Butt Farm World War II Battery

Butt Farm, Victoria Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8PJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A remarkable survival of the Second World War, a defensive battery to guard the Humber. Guided tours of approximately 90 minutes.

Beverley East Riding Theatre

East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Beverley's own live theatre - come and explore, and look at what happens backstage.

Beverley Friary

Friary, Friars Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

The old Dominican Friary has an exotic 800 year history: come and see this hidden treasure and the 16th century wall paintings. Rarely open to the public.

Beverley Guildhall & Community Museum

Beverley Guildhall, Register Square, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9XX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The historic Guildhall is one of Beverley's best-kept secrets. See the beautiful Georgian courtroom and visit this year's featured exhibition, an artistic film, 'Portrait of a Pasture', as well as a short video of 'Beverley in Motion'.

Beverley High School

Norwood, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9EX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Beverley's famous High School, founded in 1908, opens its doors to show its history, buildings and educational provision.

Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

One of the greatest Gothic buildings in the country, there's always something new to find at the Minster.

Beverley Minster Sanctuary and Herb Garden

Beverley Minster, Minster Yard, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP
In person
Pre-booking not required

This new garden at Beverley Minster complements the new sanctuary project. Planted with many herbs, come and sit in the sun and find some special peace and quiet in this area within the Minster grounds.

Beverley Minster Secret Garden

24 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

The most secret of the Minster gardens, rarely open to the public, a real delight.

Beverley Monks Walk Inn

Monks Walk Inn, 19 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

The ancient Monks Walk Inn, close to Beverley Minster, offers tours as well as refreshments.

Beverley Norwood House

Norwood House, Norwood, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9ET
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exceptional Georgian house that is rarely open to the public. Great architectural features and an unusual history

Beverley Queensgate and Kitchen Lane allotments

Allotments, Kitchen Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Beverley’s allotments; a rare chance to see what your neighbours are growing within our historic town boundaries

Beverley St Mary's Church guided tours and visits to the bell tower

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8DL
In person
Pre-booking required

The beautiful parish church of many centuries, now celebrating significant restorations with new and acclaimed stone carvings. Come visit the church and see the view of Beverley from the bell tower

Beverley St Mary's Church presents teddy bears, parachutes and stories of the white rabbit

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8DL
In person
Pre-booking not required

The beautiful parish church of many centuries, now celebrating significant restorations with new and acclaimed stone carvings. Come visit the church with your children

Beverley St Marys - talks and workshop

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8DL
In person
Pre-booking required

On 6 September there will be three talks on the theme of networks and connections: Beverley’s water pump, Beverley’s gas lamps and Amy Johnson’s adventures. On 14 September there will be a glass making workshop.

Beverley The Church of St John of Beverley

5 North Bar Without, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 7AG
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Pre-booking not required

St John of Beverley Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Beverley, built in 1897.

Beverley Toll Gavel United Church

Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

An imposing chapel in the heart of Beverley, with a number of events and workshops for Heritage Open Days.

Beverley, no.2 Highgate

2 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DN
In person
Pre-booking required

A Georgian Town House built in 1759, in which Mary Wollstonecraft (a pioneer of women’s rights) lived as a child. Tour the main rooms of the house.

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.

Bilton's Past

Bilton Community Centre, Tagg House, 48 Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 3DU
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A presentation and talk on Bilton's past, 1100 years from Jorvik to COVID-19. It is also an opportunity to look at some of the information collected by the Bilton Historical Society on the history of Bilton.

Birkin Church Heritage Day

St Mary's Church, Birkin, Snaith, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 9TL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Open church all day, with family history groups present & displays. Refreshments served all day.

Birley Spa Bath House History Talk and Tour

Birley Spa, Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S12 4ED
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided tour of Sheffield's only Victorian Bath House with a spring-fed plunge pool. Learn about its colourful history, its importance in our city's working-class heritage and the wildlife that call it home.

Bishop Burton - the Altisidora Inn

The Altisidora, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QF
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Altisidora Inn, named for a very famous racehorse in the beautiful East Riding village of Bishop Burton, welcomes you.

Bishop Burton Walled Garden

Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A famous and beautiful walled garden, attached now to Bishop Burton College, with new ideas every year.

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 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

Bridlington Cemetery Chapel

Sewerby Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1ER
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bridlington Cemetery Chapel is a large striking Gothic building, which can be seen from some distance. It is normally closed and is rarely open to the public.

Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum

Harbour Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 2NR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Located on Bridlington Harbour, this small museum tracks the history of the Harbour from its early days as a significant Port over 1000 years.

Bridlington Priory Church

Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Priory Church of St Mary, known as Bridlington Priory, was founded in 1113 as an Augustinian monastery and is a stunning example of mediaeval architecture.

Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society: Beck Hill Workshop

Beck Hill, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 3BD
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society (Charity no 1095946) was formed in 1983 to maintain, preserve and sail the last remaining 40-foot coble, Three Brothers, built during 1912 in Bridlington.

Brook Explorers with DCRT - family fun at Cusworth Hall Park

Cusworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7TU
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Nature activities for parents and children to learn together. Find our stall for pond dipping and bug-hunting. Find out about how DCRT are reconnecting rivers and wetlands for nature.

Broomhill - Taptonville Road Local History Walk

1 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BQ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Taptonville Road was created in 1850 when John Hobson set out his new estate, just off the new turnpike road to Glossop. We shall talk about its residents as we walk up the hill to view Hobson's own home, before walking back down to Fulwood Rd.

Broomhill Community Library - A magical story of connections between people and wildlife!

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

How can teens save the planet? Meet Steve Draper and find out as he shares his inspiring story for 8 - 12 years olds. Plus some fun activities.

Broomhill Community Library - Connecting through Creative Writing

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Whether you are a beginner or experienced join us for Creative Writing with the Broomspring Writers. They will facilitate a session with a heritage twist on the theme of routes, networks and connections.

Broomhill Community Library - Conversations connecting our Diverse Cultures

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

What is your story and journey to Sheffield? Join us for tea, cake and conversation to celebrate the routes made by our global cultural communities.

Broomhill Community Library - EXPLORING THE HIDDEN GARDEN

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a tour of the Percy Cane Heritage Garden and see the latest creativity by the garden team. Self Guided trail and treasure hunt for children

Broomhill Community Library - Packhorse Routes of Sheffield - an efficient but long forgotten industry

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Local historian Melanie FitzGerald will share new insights into the importance of the local packhorse routes in and around Sheffield and how to identify the evidence which can still be found.

Broomhill Community Library - Percy Cane Heritage Connections

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

An illustrated talk and walk explore the connections which influenced the designs of gardens created by Percy Cane.

Broomhill Community Library Heritage Garden - Find out about the fascinating journeys of our plants.

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Thousands of plants have been introduced into Britain from before Roman times by travellers, warriors, explorers and plant hunters. We will find out about the history of the plants in our Percy Cane Heritage Garden and perhaps your garden too.

Bullhouse Chapel

Bullhouse Lane, Millhouse Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 9NF
In person
Pre-booking not required

This simple chapel that has met for independent Christian worship since 1692

Burial Research Team Open Day

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Meet the team of Burial Research volunteers who research the fascinating lives of people buried at Sheffield General Cemetery.

Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery Exhibition

Sheffield, North Chapel in Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 9DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Friends of Burngreave Cemetery & Chapels invite you to enjoy our exhibitions, leaflets and cemetery grounds.

Burton Street Foundation History Mystery Tour

Capel Building, 57 Burton Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Burton Street is now a thriving centre for people with learning disabilities. But there are rumours that it's haunted by the ghosts of Victorian teachers and school children. Take a tour of our beautiful old buildings - if you dare!

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.

Carriage & Wagon Coach Tour/Lift demo

Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a short tour of our Carriage workshop in Pickering with one of our volunteers.

Carriage Stable Tours

Pickering Carriage Stable, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a short tour of our new Trout Farm Carriage Care Facility in Pickering with one of our volunteers.

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: 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.

Cemetery Road Baptist Church

Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Napier Street (also accessible from Cemetery Road), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this Romanesque style Grade II listed building, erected in 1859, with its baptismal pool and First World War Memorial pulpit. Explore the church's multi-ethnic heritage and continuing life as a congregation from many parts of the world

Central Tramway Company

1 Marine Parade, St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ER
In person
Pre-booking required

A unique opportunity to have a guided tour of the famous cliff railway's engine room, learn about the history and recent engineering project, plus experience a free return ride on this historic funicular in the heart of Scarborough’s South Bay.

Christ Church Mount Pellon Open Day

Church Lane, Pellon, Church Lane, Mount Pellon, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 0EF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Self directed tours around church and guided tours of churchyard to view our outstanding heritage

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 Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Medina Avenue, Quay Road, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

You are very welcome to come and look round the building and discover the church's beliefs, their involvement in world-wide humanitarian work, emergency preparedness and their expertise in family history.

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.

Clifton Castle heritage tour

Clifton Castle, Clifton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4AB
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of Clifton Castle to view various heritage assets and chattels, including conditionally exempt items.

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.

Community, Faith, and Commerce: Connecting Medieval York

Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7AL
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Catch a glimpse of the real Medieval York as we take a close look at some of the surviving cornerstones of daily life through walking tours, guild meet and greets, and more family-friendly activities!

Conduit and Confinement - A Lodge Moor explore

51 bus terminus, Redmires Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 4LJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The beauty and history of Lodge Moor and Redmires. Reservoirs and conduit, a military base and prison camp, isolation hospitals and a racecourse, all formed a remote outpost in years gone by, with much evidence of the past still to be found today!

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry to Conisbrough Castle with guided tours and children's fun activities

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.

Crow Nest Park - Victoria stroll

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A stroll through an inspiring Victorian park with a local artist.

Crow Nest Park - Walled garden tea & entertainment

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG
In person
Book on day

An invitation to join us for tea and entertainment in the walled garden in Crow Nest Park.

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, 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 Beeline & Memory Lane Tour

Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD
In person
Pre-booking required

This tour is based on the Dewsbury Beeline Heritage Trail and also locations featured in the documentary Memory Lane Dewsbury. . Tour By Local historian & documentary film maker Simon Reed

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 WWI 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.

Diverse Habitats Self Guided Trail - Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield General Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about the cemetery's diverse habitats and the species that make the cemetery their home.

Diverse Habitats Tour with Botanist Gerry Firkins - Sheffield General Cemetery

Meet at The Gatehouse, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore Sheffield General Cemetery's diverse and unique habitats with Gerry Firkins.

Doncaster Heritage Quiz

7 Young Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Doncaster is a historical Market Town rich with heritage. How much you know about Doncaster and its history? Come to the Doncaster Brewery & Tap Heritage Quiz and test your knowledge.

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.

Eastgate Studio

Eastgate Studio, 11 Eastgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Eastgate Studio is an artist run, print studio and gallery in Beverley, East Yorkshire. The space includes six traditional printmaking workshops and a gallery showcasing a wide range of print techniques including mezzotint, linocut and dry point.

Ellerton Priory church, churchyard and landscape

Priory Church of St Mary and St Lawrence, Main Street, Ellerton, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 4PD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Beautiful ancient and C19 church and lovely churchyard on a mediaeval monastic site, surrounded by a landscape of major ecological importance. Significant stained glass, modern craftsmanship, fascinating talks and truly great cakes!

Etton - Cherry Corner

35 Main Street, Etton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 7PG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Grade 2 listed house, which was formerly a joiner’s workshop and small holding. Recently renovated combining respect for the building's past with the need to address modern living standards and the climate crisis.

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.

Exhibition: The World on our Doorstep: International influences within our British Patchwork and Quilting Heritage

St. Anthonys Hall, Peasholme Green, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7PW
In person
Pre-booking not required

The World on our Doorstep exhibition explores a selection of textiles from The Quilt Collection, that originate or feature design influences from other parts of the world.

Explore the history of Greenhead Park

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the history of Huddersfield's beautiful Victorian town park through a display of old maps, postcards and photographs and an early evening guided walk.

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!

Fishergate Postern Tower

Fishergate Postern Tower, Piccadilly, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

See inside this watch-tower on York’s City Walls. Rarely open to the public, our volunteers are on hand to show off the spiral staircase, Tudor toilet and timber roof. Find out about the history of the Walls and look out for any approaching invaders!

Flamborough Old Waterworks

The Old Waterworks, Bempton Lane, The Old Waterworks, Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AT
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided tour of Flamborough's first public waterworks with a presentation on the history of the site and the work currently underway to refurbish this important local heritage landmark.

Follow in the Footsteps of the Romans

Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 7RA
In person
Pre-booking required

Easy Walk following part of the original A1 or Ermine Street around Woodlands. Learn about Woodlands House, the building of the model village of Woodlands and fascinating facts about All Saints Church. Event expected to last approximately 2 hours.

Football History Walking Tour

The Old Fire Station, 101-109 West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The city of Sheffield is a unique open air museum of football history. Called 'the world's first city of football' there is no other place on the planet where you can see numerous unique, early and historic football sites during a short walk.

Footsteps of Furniss

Coach House Forecourt, Hillsborough Park, Middlewood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 4HD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore fascinating photographs of Hillsborough Park and the surrounding area taken by accomplished photographer William T. Furniss over 100 years ago. Enjoy a performance by Loxley Silver Band and get creative!

FOWC: Making Connections

Wombwell Cemetery, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 8HY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Who inspired Wombwell's street names? When did the town bid farewell to its trams, buses, and railways? Buckle up, time travellers! We're diving back into the past to unveil Wombwell's fascinating history!

Friarwood Valley Gardens Pinhole Camera

Friarwood Valley Gardens, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1PL
In person
Pre-booking not required

The giant pin-hole camera will be operational in the former summer house/aviary, giving the chance to see live images of the gardens, projected through the pin-hole. Volunteer guides will also be on hand to outline the history of the 'Valley Gardens'

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.

Funiculars in Scarborough

Beeforth's Hive, Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY
In person
Pre-booking required

Scarborough can lay claim to the first U.K passenger lift which opened in 1875, so we have a special interest in this form of transport. Have you ever been intrigued by these railways scaling steep hillsides with ease?

Gathering Walk for the launch of the Saint Aelred's Pilgrim Trail

Church Lane, Hawnby, West View,, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Launch Day Gathering Walk for the Saint Aelred’s Pilgrim Trail takes place on the YHCT Ride and Stride Day 14 September 2024. This launch event starts 8.30am at All Saints, Hawnby and walks through picturesque countryside to Rievaulx Abbey

Gayle Mill -Industrial evolution and Quaker Connections

Gayle Mill, Gayle, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3RZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this fascinating water powered sawmill in the heart of the Dales, and learn more of the connections it has with Quakers in North Yorkshire.

Gazebo

Blossomgate Court, Blossomgate., Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Stroll in the surroundings of this eighteenth century marvel still surviving in Ripon.

Geological Ramble in the Porter Valley

Brookhouse Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3TE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore the extraction and processing of the minerals once found in the Porter Valley with a team of expert geologists.

Giggleswick School Chapel

Giggleswick School, Giggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Come and visit the icon Giggleswick School Chapel. The day will start with a chapel service at 10am (pre-booking required). Throughout the day there will be musical performances and guided tours available to show case this wonderful pace of worship.

Gisborough Priory Guided Tour

Gisborough Priory, Church Street, Gisborough Priory Church Street Guisborough TS14 6HG, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6HG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Find out about the founding of Gisborough Priory, its early development and how it became one of the richest Priories in the country. Discover the connections with King Robert de Brus and the role the Priory played in him becoming King of Scotland.

Gissing Centre

2-4 Thompson's Yard, Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1XH
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Gissing Centre is a small museum celebrating local writers, based in the childhood home of George Gissing (1857-1903) the late-Victorian novelist. The Centre invites visitors into a Victorian house in the heart of Wakefield.

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.

Global Connections Exhibition - Sheffield General Cemetery

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

A exhibition of fascinating stories of people from all over the world who came to Sheffield and are buried in the General Cemetery.

Global Connections Kid's Crafts and Activities at The Samuel Worth Chapel

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

FREE fun crafts, drawing in the Cemetery and nature BINGO!

Global Connections Self Guided Trail - Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield General Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

A self guided trail around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the world and found work in Sheffield industries.

Goddards

Goddards, 27 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1GG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this hidden garden on the edge of York. The former home of the Terry family (think Chocolate Orange).

Golden Years: 50 years of South Yorkshire’s Emergency Services

The Old Fire Station, 101-109 West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT
In person
Pre-booking not required

2024 marks 50 years since the formation of "South Yorkshire.” Join our curatorial team for meet-and-greet sessions with videos, stories, and objects in our new cafe as we celebrate the last 50 years of the newly formed emergency services of the time.

Goole - Local artist Rueben Chappel

Goole Museum amd library, Carlisle Road, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5DS
In person
Pre-booking not required

This talk focuses on the life and work of Goole pierhead painter Reuben Chappell.

Goole docks - a history walk

Aire Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5QW
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Goole Civic Society for a guided walk through Goole docks

Goole docks - a talk about its history

Goole Library, Carlisle Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5DS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about the origins and evolution of Goole Docks

Graves Park: Finding lost Norton Park - Digging Deeper For All Heritage Walk

Graves Park, Top of Derbyshire Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 8QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exploration of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Project: Finding Lost Norton Park - Digging Deeper for All. A Guided Walk in Graves Park: Exploring the names, settlements, waterways and ancient routes through and around the park.

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.

Grosmont Station Tour

Grosmont Station, Front Street, Grosmont, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore Grosmont Station

Grove Road Cemetery Walk

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

This walk explores Harrogate's Grove Road Cemetery, a fine example of a Victorian burial ground, with several impressive and interesting monuments.

Guided Rail Trail

Goathland Station, Goathland, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5NF
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Walk the 5.5km path along the original horse drawn line led by a knowledgeable guide.

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 Tour of the Turner Museum of Glass

University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Portobello Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 3JD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn of the origins of glass making, see a glass wedding dress, find wine glasses engraved with secret but sensitive political statements, view a mosaic highlighting glass history and laugh at a musical joke.

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.

Harlow Tower

Tower House, Nursery Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Climb the 100 steps to the top of Harlow Tower. Look out over Harrogate using a pair of naval binoculars. An added attraction is a Foucault's Pendulum that demonstrates that the is Earth turning.

Harrogate Masonic Hall Open Day

Station Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5NE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore Harrogate Masonic Hall on 8th September, which will be open for visitors from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy free guided tours, meet local Freemasons and learn about a tradition rich in history and philanthropy.

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

Hebblethwaite House

Hebblethwaite House, 7&9 Westgate, Hebblethwaite House, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4QF
In person
Pre-booking required

A merchants house of c.1680 which has had a complex and colourful life, it has been home to several families, a Bank ( and a manager convicted of embezzelment ), the Local Authority Registry office and is now being returned to a family home.

Hebblethwaite House the upper reaches

Hebblethwaite House, 7&9 Westgate, Hebblethwaite House, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4QF
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided tour of part of the upper floors of this 1680 Merchants house to see Victorian alterations as well as the original roof timber trusses. This is a second visit tour, it is recommended that you do the Hebblethwaite House tour beforehand.

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.

Hemingfield Colliery

Hemingfield Colliery, Wath Road/Pit Row, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0NX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this surviving Victorian colliery site. Sunk for Earl Fitzwilliam in the 1840s as Elsecar Low pit, it worked the Barnsley seam until 1920 when the site was converted into a pumping station. Now a scheduled monument protected by volunteers.

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 of St Laurence's Church and the community of Adwick le Street

St Laurence's Church, Village Street, Adwick le Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 7AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Church open for an informal visit to view the medieval architecture and artefacts and displays of local history.

Heritage Open Day-Guided Tour of the Jo Cox More in Common Building at the University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3DH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us at the University of Huddersfield's, Platinum WELL Building Standard, Jo Cox More in Common Building to experience a tour with a difference to learn how health, wellbeing and sustainability are central to the building and it's users.

Heritage Plaques of Harrogate

West Park United Reform Church, West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1BL
In person
Pre-booking required

The Brown Heritage Plaques of Harrogate form a fascinating collection of people and places that have made the celebrated spa town. This is a tour of some selected examples.

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.

Hessle Whiting Mill

Hessle Whiting Mill, Hessle Foreshore, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU13 0HG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the industrial heritage of this mill on the banks of the Humber

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.

History of the Line

Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JJ
In person
Pre-booking required

The History of the NYMR talk/slideshow presentation with Q&A .

History on your doorstep

Priory Church Rooms, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JX
In person
Pre-booking not required

On 7th September, in the Priory Rooms, the annual ‘History on your Doorstep’ event will showcase organisations that promote and preserve our diverse local heritage.

History Tour of Rise Hall

Rise Hall, Rise, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU11 5BL
In person
Pre-booking required

From grand country living, to convent school and then a 'Renovation Nightmare'- discover Rise Hall's history and take a look at its present role as a luxury wedding and events venue

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.

Holy Trinity now New Testament Church of God

1 Johnson Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8GT
In person
Pre-booking not required

The New Testament Church of God was originally Holy Trinity Wicker Church. It was built in 1847 and consecrated by the Archbishop of York in October 1848. It is a Grade II Listed Building.

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.

Hornsea - A load of old cobbles

Hornsea Public Library, 77 Newbegin, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1PA
In person
Pre-booking required

A one hour guided walk around Hornsea with Janet Newton

Hornsea - NCI coast watch

Upper Promenade, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1NJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) at Hornsea work closely with the Coast Guard, Cliff Rescue Teams, Helicopters and with the RNLI and Hornsea Inshore Rescue. The NCI station is by the Marine pub on the foreshore.

Hornsea Bettison's Folly

Tower Lodge, 2 Willows Drive, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1DA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Hornsea and see Bettison's Folly. Originally built in the grounds of Newbegin House in 1844, the 55ft-tall tower has delighted and intrigued visitors ever since.

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.

How Stean Gorge

How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SF
In person
Pre-booking not required

How Stean Gorge is a limestone ravine and natural wonder you can explore not just observe. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, you can explore the caves and follow the winding paths around the gorge. Orienteering trail & activity pack available

Howden - a "communications Hub"; an exhibition

Minster Mews, Bridgegate, Howden, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7JG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Ferries across the river, coaching inns, two railway bridges, roads, airfields, wharves - Howden has had and continues to have a pivotal role communications in East Yorkshire and beyond.

Howden - a walk around the town's plaques and old inns

Howden Minster, Bridgegate, Howden, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7JG
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk around Howden to include the 27 blue plaques erected to commemorate the important people of the town. And to include some of the old inns of the town.

Howdenshire’s Fascinating Archaeology

SHIRE HALL 13 Market Place, Howden, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7BJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about the archaeology and history of local sites – from medieval manors to a Victorian corn mill.

Howsham Mill

Howsham Mill, Howsham Hall Road, Howsham, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the restored 18th century Howsham Mill, now generating hydro-electricity and an environmental education centre.

Hoylandswaine Nail Forge

The Nail Forge, Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S36 7JA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the last working nail forge in England, and the only nail forge in Britain, with its original hearth and chimney. The building dates from the 19th century and was still producing nails in the 1940s.

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.

It's Not a Secret - Scarborough Masonic Hall

14 St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ES
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come along and have a tour of the Scarborough Masonic Hall and meet the Freemasonry Team, we will show you around the Lodge Temple and answer your questions. We will have information videos available to view.

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!

Kelham Island walking tour

Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RY
In person
Pre-booking required

This guided walk brings to life one of Sheffield’s first industrial districts. You’ll discover its buildings, stories about its history, the successes and the tragedies of the people who made it what it is, and an insight into the place today.

Kid's Global Connections Tour of Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield General Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided tour for children ages 8- 16 around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the world and found work in Sheffield industries.

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 Road, Huddersfield; a look into the original plans created by renowned Stadium architect Archibald Leitch

Stadium Way, The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Only recently rediscovered, the original plans for Leeds Road, Huddersfield Town's first and original home, will be seen in public for the first time. The plans were created by Archibald Leitch, who is synonymous with early 20th century stadia.

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.

Legacy in Learning: The Story of Thomas Rotherham College

Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2BE
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore TRC's journey from 1483 theological college to today's grade II listed 'collegiate gothic' style building, encompassing Hogwarts-like features alongside modern sixth form teaching areas. A celebration of TRC's past, present and future!

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.

LNERCA Tours

Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit the NLHF Atkins Building at Pickering Station, home to the detailed carriage restoration of the London & North Eastern Railway Coach Association (LNERCA).

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.

Loxley Cemetery - Our Titanic Connection

Loxley Cemetery, Loxley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6RW
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit a 200 year+ chapel and adjacent cemetery set in the beautiful Loxley Valley. Take tours of memorials/war graves and discover our connection to the Titanic disaster.

Lunchtime Talk: Godfrey Sykes and His Groundbreaking Design Work

Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Hear about Godfrey Sykes' interesting career in Sheffield and how he became lead of the design team at the V&A Museum.

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.

Masonic Hall, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Masonic Hall, 62 Roman Road, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS5 5QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and have a tour of the Middlesbrough Masonic Hall, where the doors are opened to the public for free, as part of the National Heritage Open Days.

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!

Nidderdale Museum - Free Entry and Extended Opening Hours

King Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Dales; all brought to life through over 30,000 exhibits, 13 exhibition spaces and 15 full size re-creations

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.

Nunnington Hall

National Trust - Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover 500 years of history at Nunnington Hall across three free entry days. With a range of talks, tours and have-a-go activities, you can get a glimpse behind the curtain at how the National Trust continues to care for historic homes and gardens.

NYMR MPD Walking Tour

Grosmont, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5BJ
In person
Pre-booking required

See what happens behind the scenes at the locomotive sheds in Grosmont, the operating hub of the railway.

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room, Valley Gardens, Royal Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Old Magnesia Well Pump Room is a listed building designed by architect John Stead in 1858, to serve magnesia water to Harrogate Spa visitors. Inside is a working recreation of the pump and an exhibition of the history of the gardens

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.

Open Day at Doncaster Mansion House with Georgian dancing workshop, Children's trail and costumed guides

Doncaster Mansion House, 45 High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1DG
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A special Open Day at Doncaster's eighteenth century Mansion House. There will be guided tours led by costumed volunteer guides, a Children's Discovery trail and a workshop on Georgian dancing in the Ballroom. Tea and coffee will be available.

OPEN DORE - Dore Masonic Hall

Dore Masonic Hall, Woodland View, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3LA
In person
Pre-booking not required

What is the history of Dore Masonic Hall? Discover the links between the Sheffield & Rotherham Licenced Victualers Association, Sir Francis Leggatt Chantry, J.B.V. Mitchell-Withers & Sons (Architects) and Burton upon Trent

Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS3 0SR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Home to the Pennyman family, Ormesby Hall, garden and parkland is a green oasis in the heart of industrial Middlesbrough. As part of Heritage Open Days 2024, you can visit Ormesby Hall for free on the below dates.

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.

Our Lady Immaculate and St Robert's Church

Robert Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are very proud of our heritage here at Our Lady Immaculate and St Robert's church. The parish has been serving the Catholic community in the area for over 150 years.

Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Peter

32 Victoria Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 2AT
In person
Pre-booking not required

With the sea in mind, the name of the church was chosen, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen.

Parkwood Springs - from Deer Park to Country Park

Parkwood Springs Car Park, Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 8XB
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the best views in Sheffield and hear how a medieval deer park provided materials for industry, a home for workers, a dump for waste and a platform for guns. But now the deer are back and Parkwood Springs is set to be our country park in the city.

Pateley Bridge Playhouse

Church Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Playhouse open to the public with guided backstage tour.

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

Pub Heritage Walk: Kelham Island, Sheffield

Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA
In person
Pre-booking required

A walking tour in Kelham Island, Sheffield encompassing both aspects of the industrial heritage of the area and of the ‘Beer Capital’ status owned by the City of Sheffield.

Public grave, private grave? Rich and poor in Walkley's Victorian Cemetery

Walkley Cemetery, Nichols Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided tour of our Victorian cemetery. How is social class reflected in the design of our cemetery and its monuments?

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.

Quay Road and St John Street Exhibition

Medina Avenue, Quay Road, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Have you ever wandered down Quay Road and St John Street in Bridlington, and seeing a modern building or carpark, wondered what was there previously? Did you know that nine Christian denominations have at some time had churches there?

Quay Road and St. John Street Talk

Medina Avenue, Quay Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

An illustrated talk given by local historian Ros West, about the buildings, people and happenings on Quay Road and St. John Street in Bridlington.

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

Re-connecting the river Don - a history & river walk with Chris Firth MBE

Doncaster Lock, Marshgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 9AD
In person
Pre-booking required

Walk the story of the River Don with DCRT founder Chris Firth, MBE. During this riverside circular walk, Chris will take us on a historical tour of the River Don, find out why salmon went missing and observe a fish pass in action!

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.

Researching Heptonstall's Past in 100 Objects

Old Grammar School, Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7PL
In person
Pre-booking not required

History buff, family tree enthusiast, or just curious about the stories hidden in Heptonstall's cobbled streets? The Friends of Heptonstall Museum have something that’s right up your alley. Join us to help explore the past.

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.

Rievaulx Terrace

National Trust - Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Rievaulx, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Rievaulx Terrace, a historic landscape with two temple follies and stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside.

Ripon & District Light Railway

10-11 Canal Side, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1DE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and visit part of Ripon's rich industrial heritage, showing this railway that still exists with some of the machinery used on it. See artifacts, memorabilia, signs, machines, engines etc. in this museum of portable light railways.

Ripon Grammar School Library

16 Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Ripon Grammar School Library, with WWI connections in the local area.

Ritz Cinema; behind the scenes!

16 Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Ritz Cinema, Thirsk which is over 100 years old and run by volunteers for nearly 30 years, is offering behind the scenes tours , to areas not normally open to the public.

RNLI Flamborough

Southsea Road,, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

In 2024 the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Celebrates its 200th Anniversary. As such RNLI Flamborough, feel it is a privilege to be included in the Heritage Open Days 2024

Roberttown Community Centre

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

Roberttown Community Centre Church Road, 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.

Rotherham Minster

Church Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1PD
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to explore this Grade I listed church at the heart of Rotherham Town Centre.

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.

Rudston Church and Ancient Monolith

All Saints Church, School Lane, Rudston, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 4UY
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Church of All Saints sits on a small hill on the line of the Roman road from York to Sewerby. The oldest part of the Church is the tower which is Norman and dates from 1100.

Saint Aelred's Pilgrim Trail

All Saints Church, Church Street, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

This 41-mile trail through the beautiful hills and dales of the North York Moors connects all the historic, rural churches in the Benefice of Helmsley and Upper Ryedale and Rievaulx Abbey. It is dedicated to Saint Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx 1147-1167.

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.

Sheffield Castle Excavation and River Sheaf Tours

Exchange Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1
In person
Pre-booking required

This is your chance to see the newly revealed remains of Sheffield Castle and hear about the River Sheaf’s exciting future. Join Wessex Archaeology, Friends of Sheffield Castle and the Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust to learn more.

Sheffield Castle Excavation Tours

Exchange Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1
In person
Pre-booking required

This is your chance to see the newly revealed remains of Sheffield Castle, buried for around 400 years. Join Wessex Archaeology and Friends of Sheffield Castle to learn about the history of the Castle and what recent excavations have unearthed.

Sheffield Hospitals History Collection

Heritage Centre, Central Lane, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 7AU
In person
Pre-booking required

This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see old hospital instruments and equipment as well as portraits, busts and photographs relating to the history of the Sheffield Hospitals.

Sheffield Networks of Activism - A free guided walk

Sheffield City Council Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Sheffield Networks of Activism. We will walk through Sheffield City Centre looking at buildings and places connected to Sheffield's extraordinary history of activism and political reforming.

Sheffield Town Hall 'Behind the Scenes' Tour

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a guided tour of this Grade I listed building with the Council's Heritage Champion Cllr Janet Ridler, see some of its fine Victorian chambers, meeting rooms and architecture, and hear the stories of its famous visitors and civic dignitaries.