It’s that time of year again when the feast of architecture, exhibitions, guided walks and activities will be on offer during this year’s Heritage Open Days, from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September. Access is free to all, courtesy of custodians, building owners and knowledgeable volunteers.
All across the country, people will be celebrating their local area. In Leeds, there’ll be over 80 events to choose from. So, whether it’s family history, shopping, stained glass windows, village life in days gone by, architectural features, influential Leeds people or just to get behind those normally closed doors, there’s something for everyone!
Highlights this year include the Grand Arcade, as well as the Grand Theatre, the M&S Archive, the award-winning Chapel FM Studios, both Quebecs and The Queen’s hotels, the Makkah Mosque, St John’s Church New Briggate, the Brotherton Library, the Fulneck Settlement and oh, so many more.
For opening times, more details and a full listing throughout the Leeds area, go to www.heritageopendays.org.uk. Leaflets are available from libraries, museums, one-stop centres and Leeds’ Visitor Centre beneath the City Art Gallery. The whole event is co-ordinated across the city by Leeds Civic Trust.