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Heritage Events in Harrogate

Experience first-hand the history that surrounds you in the Harrogate District, reach out and touch it, learn how dedicated professionals and passionate volunteers protect and care for it and learn about how it came to be through talks and lectures, walks and interactive events.

Throughout the year groups such as Ripon Museums Trust and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and many others hold events that allow you to get hands on and involved with the heritage of the area, and offer the opportunity to see treasures normally closed to the public.

Talks from authors, experts and those actively involved in the preservation and restoration of our heritage can offer fascinating insights from behind the scenes.

Hear the stories, experiences and motivations that shape their work and take the opportunity to ask questions and uncover little known secrets.

Heritage Open Days are an annual event at the beginning of September that allow access to a whole range of extraordinary properties that would normally be closed to the public. 

Some of these sites are brought to life with re-enactments and costume volunteers to talk about the life and times of those who built them.

In Harrogate two of the most iconic buildings are open for touring, the Turkish Baths holds guided tour every Wednesday, and the Harrogate Royal Hall holds open days when the lovingly restored grandeur of the hall is open to the public.

Guided walks offer a unique historical perspective to the landscape providing a broader context to your walk.

Try your hand at the skills that have shaped the Yorkshire landscape such as dry stone walling and find out why these amazing structures last so long. 

As you travel round Nidderdale AONB, you will notice large outcrops of rock protruding from the ground often in unlikely shapes.

Join tours to find out about the process and elements that give this area its distinctive geology creating a raw and beautiful landscape.

The same landscapes hold great mineral wealth that man has mined and quarried for over 2000 years including lead and other metals, but also limestone which is still quarried in Nidderdale to this day.

Local enthusiasts offer tours of the abandoned facilities for the rare chance to see inside the industrial heritage of the area and learn more about the industries of times gone by.

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  1. Discovering the Fountains Abbey Settlers Society

    Add Discovering the Fountains Abbey Settlers Society to your Itinerary

    Type

    Walk

    Ripon

    Pop into Fountains Hall and discover the Settler's Society. Help bring the stories of the settler boys to life.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Apr 2019 To 31 Dec 2019
  2. Two children exploring the rocks

    Add Rock explorers at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Delve into the weird and wonderful world hidden away at Brimham Rocks. Discover a secret tunnel, an ancient foot print, and even a mysterious moving rock.

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    23 Apr 2019 To 23 Apr 2019
    From:
    25 Apr 2019 To 25 Apr 2019
  3. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

    Add Brimham Rocks through the ages to your Itinerary

    Type

    Active event

    Join this guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home

    Let our guide walk and talk you through the last 320 milion years in a 90 minute journey...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2019 To 29 Apr 2019
    From:
    23 May 2019 To 23 May 2019
    From:
    27 Jun 2019 To 27 Jun 2019
    From:
    15 Jul 2019 To 15 Jul 2019
    From:
    30 Aug 2019 To 30 Aug 2019
  4. Unlock Your Family History

    Add Unlock Your Family History to your Itinerary

    Type

    Heritage

    Ripon

    Do you have criminals, victims of crime, workhouse inmates, or vagrants in your family tree? As part of Local History Month, join Ripon Museums, the North Yorkshire County Record Office and Our Criminal Past to discover how to trace workhouse or criminal stories in your family history.

    With...

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2019 To 11 May 2019
  5. Yoga class outdoors at Brimham Rocks

    Add Mindful Yoga at National Trust Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    Want to get active in a beautiful location this New Year? Join Yoga instructor Caroline in this Yoga class as you celebrate the New Year and the return of the light. Through the practice of postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation you will unwind tension, strengthen, energise,...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2019 To 13 May 2019
  6. Tree explorers at Brimham Rocks

    Add Tree explorers at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Bring your nature explorers to this drop in session looking at the different kinds of trees at Brimham Rocks and getting crafty with leaf printing.

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in nature. This...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2019 To 18 May 2019
  7. An atmospheric photo showing the rock formations and plant life.

    Add Geology walk at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Pateley Bridge

    From giant ferns and salamander's footprints to enormous mountains higher than the Himalayas, find out how Brimham Rocks came to be. Join the geology guide as you take in these amazing rock formations through a 90 minute guided walk, discovering how they came to be through 320 million years of...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2019 To 30 Jun 2019
  8. Going digital photography workshop at Brimham Rocks

    Add Going digital photography workshop at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    The far-reaching views from Brimham can be awe-inspiring. Can you capture them on camera?

    Explore this inspirational place through the lens as you learn about composition and exposure while using polarising and graduated filters to create dramatic landscape photography.

    Call 07802...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    7 Jul 2019 To 7 Jul 2019
    From:
    8 Sep 2019 To 8 Sep 2019
  9. Pond explorers at Brimham Rocks

    Add Pond explorers at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Bring your nature explorers to this drop in session looking at the pond here at Brimham. What kinds of beasties can you find living under the water?

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in nature. This...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jul 2019 To 14 Jul 2019
  10. Historical Vehicle Rally Newby Hall

    Add Historical Vehicle Rally at Newby Hall to your Itinerary

    Type

    Gardens

    Harrogate

    One of the biggest dates in the Newby Hall calendar, the annual Historical Vehicle rally is a sight to behold! It is a fantastic day out for the whole family whether you have an interest in cars or not, all in the beautiful grounds of Newby Hall. Entry includes access into the Adventure Playground...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jul 2019 To 21 Jul 2019

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