Explore city’s rich heritage

There will be tours taking place at Beckett Street Cemetery.
There will be tours taking place at Beckett Street Cemetery.
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Explore Leeds’ rich heritage


The Heritage Open Days, organised by Leeds Civic Trust, will see historic buildings, green and hidden spaces, libraries, museums and places of worship opened up to the public.

A number of guided walks will take place along the city centre waterfront, around Leeds University’s campus, the Roundhay Park’s Geology Trail and around Shadwell, Wetherby, Guiseley, Clifford, Rothwell and Morley. The trust has also arranged tours of Beckett Street, Holbeck and Lawnswood cemeteries.

Exhibitions, books and archives will be on display in Wortley, at the M&S Archive and at Brotherton, Leeds Central and Armley libraries.

There will also be a Grand Arcade Street Party, behind-the-scenes tours, special presentations and a variety of family events at the Grand Theatre in the city centre, St John’s Church, Farsley, and at the Courthouse and the White House, both in Otley.

Many of the facilities are rarely accessible to the public.

The open days will run from Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13.

Lynda Kitching, trust chairman, said: “Once again, so many volunteers, 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. With 90 events, I believe everyone will find something of interest during the four days.”

Visit www.heritageopendays.org.ukfor a full programme of events.