THE CITY’S top attractions will throw open their doors to offer a free sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes.
This year’s Heritage Open Day programme will see historic houses, green spaces, hidden gems, libraries, museums and places of worship give free entry to visitors and host special tours, talks and activities.
The event, organised by Leeds Civic Trust with support from Leeds City Council, involves almost 100 venues including the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Grand Theatre, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds and Morley Town Halls, Makkah Masjid Mosque, Headingley Carnegie Stadium and The Brotherton Library.
The popular four-day event runs from September 11 to 14.
Lynda Kitching, chair of Leeds Civic Trust, said: “The Trust is delighted that so many building owners and organisations have responded to our call to become involved in Heritage Open Days.
“It is a great opportunity to show off the fantastic, varied heritage throughout the Leeds area.
“I believe everyone will find something of interest during the four days.”
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said: “We are delighted that Leeds Museums and Galleries are taking part in Heritage Open Days, where there will be a range of fantastic free events and activities.
“There really is a lot to see and do, from finding out more about Leeds and the First World War, to enjoying the delights of a classic car show.
“We are extremely proud of our museums and galleries and this is a great chance, especially if you have never visited one of our sites before, to find out what all the fuss is about.”
For details, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.