The national Heritage Open Days will see a wealth of venues across Leeds open their doors to visitors this month

The 17 unique historic buildings, cinemas and venues across Leeds open to the public for free this month

The national Heritage Open Days will see a wealth of venues across Leeds open their doors to visitors this month.

Every September more than 40,000 volunteers across England organise as many as 5,000 events in celebration of the country's wonderful history and culture. It marks a great opportunity to explore hidden places and unique venues, all of which are free to visit. A full list of events taking place across Leeds can be viewed on the Heritage Open Days website, but here are 17 not to miss.

Discover the history of the famous sons and daughters of Leeds at a special exhibition showcasing pictures, books and a collection of old and new maps throughout September. Lunchtime tours require pre-booking.

1. The Leeds Library

Discover the history of the famous sons and daughters of Leeds at a special exhibition showcasing pictures, books and a collection of old and new maps throughout September. Lunchtime tours require pre-booking.
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Aviation historian Ken Cothliff will trace the fascinating history of Yorkshire's own airport in an illustrated talk, featuring a number of photographs never before displayed to the public.

2. Yeadon Town Hall

Aviation historian Ken Cothliff will trace the fascinating history of Yorkshire's own airport in an illustrated talk, featuring a number of photographs never before displayed to the public.
Leeds Civic Trust
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Discover the rich history and heritage of Yeadon with a picturesque walk, beginning at Yeadon Tarn Bandstand, through the Conservation Areas, on 19 September from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Pre-booking is required.

3. Yeadon Tarn Bandstand

Discover the rich history and heritage of Yeadon with a picturesque walk, beginning at Yeadon Tarn Bandstand, through the Conservation Areas, on 19 September from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Pre-booking is required.
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Embark on a heritage walk from the city centre to Thwaite Mills, discovering the history of the Navigation and river, and their use of transport through the ages. Taking place on 17 and 22 September, pre-booking is required.

4. Aire and Calder Navigation Heritage Walk

Embark on a heritage walk from the city centre to Thwaite Mills, discovering the history of the Navigation and river, and their use of transport through the ages. Taking place on 17 and 22 September, pre-booking is required.
Leeds Civic Trust
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