Heritage Open Days (HODS)

HODS 2021:

HODS 2021 took place between the dates of Friday 10th September until Sunday 19th September inclusive.

All the events & places organised by Harrogate Civic Society and featured in this year's Heritage Open Days for the Harrogate district are shown below.

After the list there is a further table in date order.  To see events elsewhere visit :

This page will be updated with HODS 2022 information, nearer the time.

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A walk around New Park

Thursday 16th

13:30

Explore this historic community. Tel: 01423 502840 to book or email hods@harrogatecivicsociety.org

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A walk on Valley Drive

Tuesday 14th

14:00

Looking at the origins of this fascinating street. Email: hods @harrogatecivicsociety.org to book.

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Bilton Park Colliery Walk

Saturday 11th

14:00

1.5 mile walk to Bilton Park Colliery Walk along banks of the River Nidd. Book in advance if possible, 01423 203097 or email mail@biltonhistoricalsociety.org.uk.

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Bilton Study Group Open Day

Tuesday 14th

09:30 to noon

An opportunity to meet the Bilton Historical Society Study Group and discuss and raise questions about the history of Bilton. Book in advance if possible 01423 203097 or email mail@biltonhistoricalsociety.org.uk .

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The Civic Centre

Saturday 18th

10:30 to 13:00

Guided tour incl. the Council Chamber and Civic Silver.
Email: Corporateworkplaceandfacilities@harrogate.gov.uk

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The Harrogate Club (Victoria Avenue)

Saturday 11th

Sunday 19th

11:00 and 15:00

11:00 and 15:00

Guided tour of The Harrogate Club, Victoria Avenue. Tel: 01423 540258 to book.

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Harrogate Library (Victoria Avenue)

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

10:00 to 11:30, 14:00 to 15:30

10:00 to 11:30, 14:00 to 15:30

The Hidden, and Not So Hidden, Gems of Harrogate Library. Learn more about the history of, and resources held at, Harrogate's Carnegie Library.

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Harrogate Walking Tours - Local

Wednesday 15th

Saturday 18th

16:30

16:30

A local Tour for Local People. Meet opposite Bettys. Tour lasts 1hr 15 mins.

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Knaresborough Castle Keep

Friday 10th

10:00 to 16:00

It might seem peaceful now, but the Castle was once a mighty stronghold of medieval kings. Built in the 14th century by Edward II, the Keep was a luxury royal residence. Explore the King's Chamber, dungeon and more. No booking required.

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New Park Heritage Centre

Saturday 18th

15:00 to 17:00

The centre officially opens today. Guided tours. 01423 502840 to book or email hods@harrogatecivicsociety.org

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Old Magnesia Well Pump Room

Sunday 12th

Sunday 19th

10:00 to 16:00

10:00 to 16:00

Built in 1858 to house the pump for the adjacent magnesia well. Now a fascinating visitor centre. No booking required.

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Plaques Town Walk 1

Sunday 12th

10:00

Around 1.5 hrs. Following brown plaques from opposite the Station and discovering retail history and town development. Email: hods@harrogatecivicsociety.com to book.

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Plaques Town Walk 2

Monday 13th

14:00

Around 1.5 hrs. Following brown plaques from Crescent Gardens and discovering our Spa Heritage. Email: hods@harrogatecivicsociety.com to book.

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Royal Hall Open Days

Saturday 26th

10:00 to 16:00

Guided tours 11.00 & 14.00 This is not a HODS event but is supported by the Civic Society.

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Rudding Park Private Chapel

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

14:00 to 16:00

14:00 to 16:00

Spectacular architecture and masonry. No booking required.

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Stonefall Cemetery

Saturday 11th

10:30, 11:00, 13:00, 13:30

Tours (Commonwealth War Graves Commission). Also Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th. Learn about the work of the CWGC and the stories of some of those buried. Pre-booking required www.eventbrite.co.uk

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St Peter's Church (Cambridge Street)

Friday 10th

Monday 13th

11:00 to 13:00

11:00 to 13:00

Consecrated in 1876. Tower added in 1926. Impressive painted glass by Burliston and Grylls. No booking required.

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St Roberts RC Church (Robert Street)

Saturday 18th

10:00 to 14:00

See this stunning interior of the Grade 2 listed St Roberts Roman Catholic Church.

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St Wilfrid's Church (Duchy Road)

Saturday 18th

10:00 to 15:00

Explore Harrogate's only Grade I listed building from the soaring belltower to the faded beauty of the Darlington panels and the quintessentially English Parish Hall. Tours every half hour. Tower tours available by pre-book via email bookings@stwilfrid.org .

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Wesley Chapel (Oxford Street)

Friday 17th

10:00 to 15:00

The re-branded Wesley Centre will be open with an opportunity to look around all parts of the building including, of course, the famous Wesley Chapel. Curved Gallery and superb joinery.

Here are all the events in chronological order.

All dates are in September 2021

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Full Event details
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Friday 10th

10:00 to 16:00

Knaresborough Castle Keep

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Friday 10th

11:00 to 13:00

St Peter's Church (Cambridge Street)

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Saturday 11th

14:00

Bilton Park Colliery Walk

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Saturday 11th

11:00 and 15:00

The Harrogate Club (Victoria Avenue)

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Saturday 11th

10:30, 11:00, 13:00, 13:30

Stonefall Cemetery

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Sunday 12th

10:00

Plaques Town Walk 1

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Sunday 12th

10:00 to 16:00

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room

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Monday 13th

14:00

Plaques Town Walk 2

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Monday 13th

11:00 to 13:00

St Peter's Church (Cambridge Street)

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Tuesday 14th

09:30 to noon

Bilton Study Group Open Day

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Tuesday 14th

10:00 to 11:30, 14:00 to 15:30

Harrogate Library (Victoria Avenue)

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Tuesday 14th

14:00 to 16:00

Rudding Park Private Chapel

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Tuesday 14th

14:00

A walk on Valley Drive

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Wednesday 15th

14:00 to 16:00

Rudding Park Private Chapel

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Wednesday 15th

10:00 to 11:30, 14:00 to 15:30

Harrogate Library (Victoria Avenue)

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Wednesday 15th

10:30, 11:00, 13:00, 13:30

Stonefall Cemetery

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Wednesday 15th

16:30

Harrogate Walking Tours - Local

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Thursday 16th

13:30

A walk around New Park

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Friday 17th

10:00 to 15:00

Wesley Chapel (Oxford Street)

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Saturday 18th

10:30, 11:00, 13:00, 13:30

Stonefall Cemetery

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Saturday 18th

10:00 to 14:00

St Roberts RC Church (Robert Street)

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Saturday 18th

10:00 to 15:00

St Wilfrid's Church (Duchy Road)

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Saturday 18th

15:00 to 17:00

New Park Heritage Centre

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Saturday 18th

10:30 to 13:00

The Civic Centre

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Saturday 18th

16:30

Harrogate Walking Tours - Local

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Sunday 19th

10:30, 11:00, 13:00, 13:30

Stonefall Cemetery

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Sunday 19th

10:00 to 16:00

Old Magnesia Well Pump Room

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Sunday 19th

11:00 and 15:00

The Harrogate Club (Victoria Avenue)

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Saturday 26th

10:00 to 16:00

Royal Hall Open Days

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