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Heritage Open Days 2017

posted 7 Sep 2017, 15:25 by Paul Brayford

Thousands of people get hands-on with the past across the UK at events bringing our heritage to life over the weekend of 7-10 September 2017.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

Full details of all the events in Yorkshire are listed on the Heritage Open Days website.

Some of the more archaeological highlights in Yorkshire include

East Riding and Hull
Friday 8 Sep 11h30 ‘Under City Streets: recent archaeological discoveries in the centre of Hull’ at Hull Minster
Saturday 9 Sep  Southburn Archaeological Museum (SAM) near Driffield
Saturday 9 Sep  Humber Archaeology Partnership in Hull

North Yorkshire and York
Saturday 9 Sep   Guided Archaeology Walk to the Street House site near Loftus
Saturday 9 Sep  Whitby Abbey Lands Walk ‘n Talk
Sunday 10 Sep  Ingleborough National Nature Reserve Archaeology Walks near Ribblehead
Sunday 10 Sep  Guided Walk - Archaeological discoveries in Raincliffe Woods Scarborough

South Yorkshire

Friday 8 September Tours of Titanic Works: stoking the furnace of Sheffield steel making

West Yorkshire
Saturday 9 Sep and Sunday 10 Sep 130 Vicar Lane Leeds - the archaeology of Victoria Gate