Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
This flat circular walk lasts about one and three quarter hours and includes Adel Church and the Old Adel Rectory, York Gate House, Long Causeway and old cottages, old Adel Smithy and the old Adel School building. The walk will end at Adel Church at approximately 14.45 which will be open for those who wish to visit.
Sunday 15 September 2019: 1300 Thursday 19 September 2019: 1300
Castle Grove (1834) was the opulent Headingley home of several noted Leeds businesssmen. Since 1935 it has been the home of Castle Grove Masonic Hall Company Limited. Discover the sumptuous interiors and learn about Freemasonry past and present.
Friday 13 September 2019: Tours 0945, 1030, 1115 & 1200
Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD
Come and join in our family friendly activity from 11.00am to discover, choose and explore objects and memories from the cinema’s history for our time capsule. Delve into the cinema’s past, explore the building today and predict the future of film to help preserve the cinema for future generations to come.
Explore the Conservation Area to view listed buildings (some ‘at risk’) and other heritage assets including green spaces. Consider sympathetic and ‘out of character’ elements and opportunities for enhancement.
Herd Farm – Activity Centre & Iron Age Roundhouses
Herd Farm Activity Centre, Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 7RJ
Take a tour of this former working farm and learn how it was transformed into a residential and activity centre. Visit the replica Iron Age roundhouses and find out how they are used to educate children about the lives of our prehistoric ancestors.
Discover the people behind Leeds Beckett University’s historic campus. From the monks and landowners who developed Beckett Park over 400 years ago, to the civic leaders who established our education provision in Leeds in 1824.
Saturday 21 September 2019: 11:00-16:00 Sunday 22 September 2019: 11:00-16:00
Explore this beautiful Grade II* listed former church and see an epic inflatable art installation. This installation designed to encourage playful exploration of our historic building and is accompanied by brass relief sculptures that visitors can use to make their own brass rubbings.
Friday 13 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Saturday 14 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Sunday 15 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Monday 16 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Tuesday 17 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Wednesday 18 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Thursday 19 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Friday 20 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Saturday 21 September 2019: 10:00-17:00 Sunday 22 September 2019: 10:00-17:00
These mostly Leeds-born women have been honoured with Blue Plaques, which are fixed to buildings associated with them and give a summary of their lives and achievements.
Friday 13 September 2019: 1030-1300 Monday 16 September 2019: 1030-1300 Tuesday 17 September 2019: 1030-1300 Wednesday 18 September 2019: 1030-1300 Thursday 19 September 2019: 1030-1300 Friday 20 September 2019: 1030-1300
1930’s fire station refurbished as community hub celebrating 2nd birthday. Heritage tours with retired fire fighters & friends. Heritage museum including 400 fire engine models & vintage engine. Kids activity trial exploring building & museum. Cafe
Saturday 14 September 2019: 13.00 – 16.00 / Tours at 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ
Join a former Tetley Brewery employee explore the hidden history of the old brewery through tours of the adjoining car-park. Learn about the brewing process by tracing the histories of the buildings that used to stand on this site.
Saturday 21 September 2019: Tour 1100 & 1400 Sunday 22 September 2019: Tour 1100 & 1400
Bramley Baths & Community Ltd, Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF
Pack your swimming goggles and join Bramley Baths for a talk with a difference – in the pool! Former Leeds West MP and Bramley Baths Board Member, John Battle will guide you through the pool’s history whilst you take in the baths Victorian finery.
The Grammar School At Leeds, Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8GS
Visitors are welcome to visit The Grammar School at Leeds and find out more about the rich heritage of its two founding schools, Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls’ High School. Enjoy a guided tour with the school archivist and a heritage display.
Saturday 14 September: 2.30pm to 4.30pm (tours at 2.45pm, 3.15pm and 3.45pm)