Free To Visit Historic Buildlings in Yorkshire

The Piece Hall in Halifax

The Piece Hall

The Grade I listed Piece Hall, Halifax is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world, the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls, a class of buildings which embodied the vital and dominant importance of the trade in hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Middle Ages through to the early nineteenth century.

Bishops House

Bishops House

Once a yeoman’s house in a Derbyshire hamlet, Bishops’ House today is an architectural gem in the midst of Sheffield’s suburbs. The story of the house and its inhabitants provides a valuable insight into Sheffield’s history.

Dean Clough, Halifax

Dean Clough

Dean Clough is a thriving 22-acre mixed-use mill complex, stretching half a mile in length and consisting of 16 Grade II listed Victorian mills. Once the home of Crossley Carpets, then the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, it is now a community where people come to work, eat and drink, for culture, health and wellbeing , to shop, celebrate, recharge and even marry.

Jervaulx Abbey

Jervaulx Abbey

Plundered and pillaged during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey now stands as an enchanting, charming and atmospheric ruin. Allowed to flourish with wild flowers, shrubs and Trees freely exploring its many nooks and crannies. Set in the midst of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Jervaulx Abbey’s dramatic, yet tranquil ambience has won the hearts of many of its visitors.

Water wheel at Shepherds Wheel in Sheffield

Shepherds Wheel Workshop

Set in the picturesque valley of the Porter Brook, Shepherd Wheel is a unique working example of Sheffield's knife grinding industry. It was one of many small water-powered grinding workshops along Sheffield's rivers and is the earliest complete example of this industry with evidence dating it back to the 1500s.

Salts Mill and Saltaire

Saltaire, World Heritage Sites

Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Saltaire has beautiful Italianate architecture and a rich history. Saltaire Village was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.

Exterior of the Site Gallery

Site Gallery

Site Gallery is Sheffield’s international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance.

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery

A world of art in the heart of the city. Leeds Art Gallery presents a dynamic exhibition programme and holds a significant collection of modern and contemporary British art.

Graves Art Gallery inside

Graves Gallery

The gallery is located above the Central Library in Sheffield city centre. It houses permanent displays from the city’s historic and contemporary collection of British and European art along with a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Exterior of Henry Moore Institute

Henry Moore Institute

The Institute is a part of The Henry Moore Foundation, set up by the sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) in 1977 to encourage appreciation of the visual arts, especially sculpture.