11 quirky events to enjoy across Leeds as part of Heritage Open Days 2019

Hidden gems of Leeds are preparing to throw open their doors to the public.

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 11:19 am
PIC: Leeds Civic Trust

Leeds's architectural marvels will be celebrated when they put out the welcome mat for the city’s annual Heritage Open Days, which runs from September 13 to September 22. And we have teamed up with local HOD organiser Leeds Civic Trust to highlight the more unusual planned events which are sure to spark interest. For dates on each event featured visit the Leeds Civic Trust website. READ MORE: 12 things you don’t see in Leeds city centre anymore that you could a decade ago | 10 fascinating and strange secrets hidden underground in Leeds | Leeds urban legends that turned out to be true

Bring your goggles and swimming costume for the next event and hear a historical talk, whilst having a dip in the pool!
Take a special guided walk which encompasses The Battle of Adwalton Moor and discover a pub that was used as a field hospital.
Step inside as all is not as it seems. Was the site of a dreadful murder during the 1700s. Will be the focus of flash theatre performances linked to its grisly past.

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Join a former Tetley employee and explore the hidden history of the old brewery. Learn about the brewing process by tracing the 200 years of history of the building.
Roll up, roll up! Step inside Horsforth Library and play Miss Lilys Victorian circus game. Discover the captivating characters who created British circus history.
The park was mined for coal and the tram from Leeds to Middleton came up through the woods. Retrace all these wonderful and hidden histories with a guided walk of this pretty parkland.
Join a crawl of our citys heritage pubs. Starting from The Adelphi, near the old Tetley Brewery site, youll visit notable pubs such as Whitelocks and The Templar.
How about have a go printing your own poster on the worlds largest letterpress printing press? It even has a Guinness World Record. Join graphic designers, Spilt, at their St Peters Square building, as you ink up your own poster.
The University of Leeds boasts dental equipment dating to the 1600s - much of which has been used for extracting teeth (by unqualified 'dentists'!) without sterilisation and without antibiotics being available. Not for the faint-hearted!
Back-to-back houses of Harehills invite you to discover their architectural styles. Love them or loathe them, back-to-backs have raised countless thousands of families here in Leeds and are a fabric of the city.
Could be the first ever winner of Leeds Civic Trusts 2019 Great Leeds Pub Quiz trophy? Bring a team to the Holbeck Working Mens Club.