Heritage Open Days 2022

Type:Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Days in East Yorkshire

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Save the date for the largest heritage festival in England!

See the full list of events taking place in Beverley and the surrounding area below!

Heritage Open Days are back, 9th – 18th September 2022 with thousands of events arranged for you to enjoy across the UK. All the events are FREE with Hull, Beverley and surrounding area having one of the largest selection of things to do and see.

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2000 local people and local organisations. Last year, even in partial lockdown three quarters of a million visits were recorded.  This September thousands of people will come together to celebrate their heritage, community and history.  It’s a chance to visit hidden places and try out new experiences – AND IT’S ALL FREE. 

Beverley has taken part in the Festival since 2014, and works in partnership with Hull to open buildings and gardens, organise walks, talks and promote special events. Held every September (this year 9-18 September), Beverley and District Civic Society put on around 30 events with the help of wonderful volunteers, and attracted last year more than 9000 visits.  There is a different theme each year, set by London HQ, and in 2022 it is ‘Astounding Inventions’.  Beverley has chosen its amazing Georgian gas street lamp posts dating from 1824, which we believe to be the oldest surviving in the world.  Lots of other places to visit – look at the online website or in the printed programme due in summer and decide what you would like to do…. Look out for our pink banners around town, and the bunting and a Big Red H on places to visit.

Keep an eye on this page for events in East Yorkshire as they are announced. For events in Hull, please see the Visit Hull page.​​​​

 

Beverley Toll Gavel United Church
An imposing chapel in the heart of Beverley, with several children’s events and craft exhibitions for Heritage Open Days.
Friday 9 September – 10:00-16:00
Saturday 10 September – 10:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 10:00-16:00
Wednesday 14 September – 10:00-16:00
Thursday 15 September – 10:00-16:00
Friday 16 September – 10:00-16:00
Saturday 17 September – 10:00-16:00
Sunday 18 September – 10:00-16:00

More information and booking here.

 

Beverley Butt Farm World War II Battery
A remarkable survival of the Second World War, a defensive battery to guard the Humber.
Tour dates and times:
Saturday 10 September - 10:00 & 13:00
Sunday 11 September - 10:00 & 13:00
Wednesday 14 September - 15:00 & 17:30
Saturday 17 September - 10:00 & 13:00
Sunday 18 September - 10:00 & 13:00

More information and booking here.

 

Beverley County Hall
East Riding of Yorkshire Council occupies many interesting buildings: a tour with the Conservation Officer.
Friday 9 September - Tours at 10:30, 13:30 & 15:00

More information and booking here.

 

Beverley Norwood House
An exceptional Georgian house that rarely opens.  Great architectural features and an unusual history.
Friday 9 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here.

 

Beverley Minster
One of the greatest Gothic buildings, there’s always something else to find at the Minster. Special events, music, and tours for Heritage Open Days.
Friday 9 September – 11:00-16:00
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-13:00

More information and booking here.

 

Beverley Minster Sanctuary and Herb Garden
A new garden at the Minster to complement the new sanctuary project.  Planted with many herbs, a place to find some special peace and quiet.
Friday 9 September – 11:00-16:00
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-13:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley Minster Secret Garden
The most secret of the Minster gardens, rarely open, a delight.
Friday 9 September – 11:00-16:00
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-13:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley Monks’ Walk Inn
The ancient Monk’s Walk inn, close to the Minster, offers tours as well as refreshments.
Friday 9 September – 12:00-16:00
Saturday 10 September – 12:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 12:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley St Mary’s Church
The beautiful parish church of many centuries now celebrating significant restorations with new and acclaimed carvings.
Friday 9 September – 11:00-16:00
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-14:30
Sunday 11 September – 13:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley Queensgate and Kitchen Lane Allotments
Beverley’s allotments show a vast range of different garden themes and lie close to the old town centre.
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley High School
Beverley’s famous High School, founded in 1908, opens its doors to show its history, building and educational provision.
Friday 9 September – 11:00-14:00

More information and booking here


Beverley – The Gasman Cometh, a walk
Gas lighting was astounding! Walk through Beverley streets and find the lamps are still there after nearly 200 years.
Friday 9 September – 15:00-16:30

More information and booking here

 

Beverley area: Skidby Mill
Skidby Mill, visible for miles around, is a black and white mill of great beauty, alongside a small agricultural museum, a playground and an excellent café.
Saturday 10 September – 10:00-12:30 & 13:00-17:00
Sunday 11 September – 10:00-12:30 & 13:00-17:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley Guildhall
Beverley’s elegant Guildhall, medieval bones dressed in 18th century clothes, and a Victorian Astounding Inventor too.
Saturday 10 September – 10:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley, the Wollstonecraft House, 2 Highgate
A rare chance to see the interior of the house in which Mary Wollstonecraft lived as a child in the 1770s.
Saturday 10 September – 10:00-13:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley: The History of Gas
Professor Russell Thomas, internationally acclaimed historian of gas, gives a talk on the origins and development of this astounding and life-changing invention.  Beverley had gas street lighting from 1824 and still uses its Georgian lamp posts.
Saturday 10 September – 11:00 and repeated at 14:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley Friary
The old Dominican Friary has an exotic 800-year history; come and see this hidden treasure.
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley area: Laurel Vines, Aike
A flourishing vineyard in the heart of rural East Yorkshire.  Come and see the amazing vinery.
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley Grammar School
This ancient grammar school grew along with the Minster.  A chance to see it in 2022
Saturday 10 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley – the Feminist and the Philosopher, a walk
A walk around Beverley looking at the places associated with Mary Wollstonecraft and John Arden, who taught her.
Saturday 10 September – 16:00-18:00

More information and booking here

 

Goole Town Walk
A walking tour of Goole, a town with an interesting maritime past.
Sunday 11 September – 10:30-12:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley area: Bishop Burton Walled Garden
A famous and beautiful walled garden, attached now to Bishop Burton College, with new ideas every year.
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley East Riding Theatre
Beverley’s own live theatre - come and explore, and even take part on stage!
Sunday 11 September – 11:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Goole Docks Walk
A walking tour of Goole Docks and their unique and innovative way of shipping coal.
Sunday 11 September – 13:30-15:00

More information and booking here

 

Beverley – Lairgate gossip, a walk
How Beverley ‘modernised’ and responded to change – all in one street!
Sunday 12 September – 14:00-16:00

More information and booking here

 

Barges on Beverley Beck
Three restored boats on Beverley Beck: visits, tours, and boat trips on Mermaid.
Friday 16 September - 10:30-15:00
Sunday 18 September - 10:30-15:00

More information and booking here

 

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Event dates (9 Sept 2022 - 18 Sept 2022)

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