The hidden history inside some of Leeds’s most important and iconic buildings is set to be revealed over three days.
Famous buildings rarely opened up to the public, including the Tetley’s Headquarters building, where visitors will get an opportunity to see the landmark before it turns into an art gallery, will open from September 6 to 9.
The free-to-enter tours, walks and exhibits are aimed at encouraging pride and interest in Leeds’ most historic sites.
The list of sites set to open include Kirkgate Market, the University of Leeds’s Brotherton Library, Yeadon Town Hall and Gotts Park Mansion, in Armley.
Lynda Kitching, chair of Leeds Civic Trust, said: “We will have 80 events and a range of exhibitions and architecture on show about the people who made Leeds what it is today.
“We hope that the extra knowledge gained from these kind of events gives a boost to pride in the area and the city.”
Special opportunities to explore Leeds’s heritage will come through historical walks and tours of places including Headingley, Cross Gates, Guiseley, Holbeck, Kirkgate, Lawnswood and Morley.
This year there are 23 new landmarks open to visitors such as museums, places of worship, villas and homes as well as buildings used for education, industry and the arts.
Ms Kitching said: “Leeds has a lot going for it in heritage and history and a lot of it’s half-hidden.
“The heritage days will offer an insight into the local area and offer more on the history and heritage of Leeds.”
New attractions include the Marks and Spencer Company Archive, in Leeds, Rothwell’s Holy Trinity Church, the Thackray Museum and the Makkah Masjid mosque in Headingley.
For details and to book places visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk