The 17 historic buildings and venues across Wakefield open to the public this month

The National Heritage Open Days will see 17 venues across our city and towns come to life during September.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 11:11 am
Updated Monday, 16th September 2019, 12:11 pm
The National Heritage Open Days will see 17 venues across our city and towns come to life during September.

Here you'll see each venue which will be open to the public in the Wakefield district. Pre-booking is required for some of the tours and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Further details about each venue can also be found on the Heritage Open Days website www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Heritage Open Days at The Hepworth Wakefield.
Wakefield Town Hall, Wood Street.
Discover the history and architecture of Wood Street on a guided walk.
2 Thompson's Yard, Westgate. The family home of the Victorian writer George Gissing.
Wentworth Street, Wakefield. Entry to Grade 2 listed Georgian Church Building.
Wakefield Bridge, Doncaster Road. One of very few bridge chapels dating from the middle ages.
Debenhams at Trinity Walk. Visit the sites painted by Louisa Fennell, a local artist who painted many of the historic buildings in Wakefield.
The Boathouse Newmillerdam Country Park.
National Trust, Nostell Priory. Explore beyond the mansion doors and garden gates.
Ackworth School, Pontefract Road. Tour of school buildings, originally a Thomas Coram foundling hospital.
All Saints Church, Church Street, Castleford.
Castleford Hertitage Trust, Aire Street, Castleford.
24 Market Place, Pontefract. Visit the 18th century church.
Friarwood Valley Gardens, Pontefract.
30 Gillygate, Pontefract. A unique opportunity to see a hidden gem of Pontefract within a Grade II listed building.
Pontefract Castle. Dare you take part? Free Tours of the castle dungeons.
Double Helix Staircase and Belfry. Climb the unique Double Helix Spiral Staircase. See the bells, clock and experience the history, Up one spiral, down the other.