Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days 2023: 8-17 September 'Creativity Unwrapped'

Thank you to everyone that took part, volunteered and attended in Heritage Open Days 2023!  We had a fantastic 10 days celebrating Leeds heritage, and we have enjoyed hearing all your wonderful feedback. If you attended any of this year's events please complete our visitor survey here 

We will be back in the New Year with more information on Heritage Open Days 2024!

Heritage Open Days 2023

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations. Every year in September it brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored, and histories brought to life. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

The theme of 2023 Heritage Open Day is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’

The festival aims to explore the past, present and future of our diverse creative heritage and culture.

This year's listings are now live on the Heritage Open Days website! To view all Leeds please ensure that you go to advanced search and select Leeds in the town section.

Heritage Open Days

We will be on hand to help and support organisations and communities, who would like to take part in this years Heritage Open Days. Registration for the festival is now open!

Please keep an eye on our social media for further information.

Full information will also be available on the Heritage Open Days website.

To view and book all bookable events that Leeds Civic Trust has coordinated this year please click here 


Don’t forget, if you need any information, you can email us at office@leedscivictrust.org.uk or drop us a message on twitterinstagram or facebook. We are here to help!

Heritage Open Days 2023 booklet is here!

The theme for 2023's Heritage Open Days  is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ click the image below to learn more about our highlight events.

Please click here for the most up-to-date listings


Heritage Open Days 2022

The theme for 2022's Heritage Open Days was ‘Astounding Inventions’


Heritage Open Days 2021

The theme for 2021's Heritage Open Days was ‘Edible England’ which really was something to get your teeth into!

Heritage Open Days 2019

You may be interested to read about Heritage Open Days 2019 in our brochure from last year.

HODS Booklet 2019 by Meleri Roberts on Scribd

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