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Heritage Open Days 2022!

Heritage Open Days 2022: Astounding Inventions!

09-18 September 2022

Heritage Open days are back, an annual free heritage festival full of fun and fascinating events returns in September with the theme of Astounding Inventions. We have been working with local heritage sites, organisations, and anyone who wants to get involved to create a fantastic schedule of events exploring Leeds’s history of invention and innovation!

You can get a head start in planning your route and head to the Heritage Open Day’s website to view the already registered events, closing date to list events is open until 31st July and our Heritage Open days booklet will be available in local libraries around Leeds from the 15th August.

We look forward to welcoming to this years Heritage Open Days!



Take Part! 

Are you a venue, site, individual wanting to get involved? It’s not too late! You can still register your event until the 31st of July. Click here to find out more.

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Heritage Open Days Micro Grants

Our Heritage Open Days Micro Grants are intended to support events hosted during the annual Heritage Open Days festival here in Leeds (09 – 18 September 2022).

Whether there is a local figure you’d like to celebrate, a great story you would love to tell, or you’d like to open up your place of work or home, we’d love you to take part and can support your event, both financially and practically.

We can provide £50 – £250 towards an ‘Innovation’ themed event.

Even if you have opened in the past, you could use this funding towards an event which is based around this year’s theme of ‘Innovation’.

Past events have included; theatrical performances, arts and craft activities, pub quizzes, ghost tours, to the ever-popular exhibitions, walks and tours.

For further information click here.