Heritage Open Days 2020
Friday 11 - Sunday 20 September
This year’s Heritage Open Days is going to be a bit different from previous years! The current pandemic and the important need for social distancing measures is slightly at odds with the walks, talks and tours we associate fondly with this national festival. But fear not, the team at Leeds Civic Trust are still keen to bring us all together, allowing us virtual access to some of the city’s hidden treasures, and to hear the diverse stories of the city from the comfort of our own homes. During the last few months, we’ve been waiting for an announcement from the national Heritage Open Days team, and a few weeks ago the green light for the festival was given. Although the national team are not discouraging ‘physical’ events, here at the Trust we don’t feel these would be suitable in a compact city location. Therefore we’re focusing on offering an exciting and innovative programme of online events, as well as a number of self-guided walks that you’ll be able to download and complete at your leisure and attend within your respective bubbles! We will have more news next month, but for now we wanted to let you know the latest update. Further information will also be available on the Heritage Open Days website.