Leeds Beckett history on show at inaugural Heritage Open Days weekend
Three days of activities, games and events are planned to celebrate three centuries worth of heritage on the estate, which was first used as a building for teaching in 1912.
The university will also join with other Heritage Open Days locations across the country in honouring inspirational women, shedding a light on those who worked at the hospital that was based on Beckett Park during the outbreak of World War I.
Entry is free, with plenty of entertainment available for all ages.
Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to glimpse at rare university artefacts, take a self-guided walk through the Campus’s long history or try their hand at the various games taking place on the acre.
Come evening, the untold story of the estate’s past will be told through a candle-lit ghost tour.
Although Leeds Beckett’s association with the Headingley Campus stretches back over a century, the estate has been a Leeds landmark for even longer.
The Grange, which is the oldest building on Campus, has stood since 1752, with the apparent paranormal activities that have taken place on the premises becoming the stuff of local legend.
Alongside an insight into the past, the university will also be showcasing plans for the future of the Campus as it continues to develop and modernise the facilities.
The event will be one of over 5,000 taking place across the country over two weekends as part of England’s largest grassroots heritage festival.
Now in its 24th year, the Heritage Open Days scheme aims to show off the rich and diverse cultural history available on our doorsteps.
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