Heritage Weekend 2017

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September 2017, 10am - 5pm

Heritage Weekend

Join us to explore and celebrate the rich history of industry and culture in our waterfront surroundings, with a series of talks and boat trips along the River Calder.

Guided by Wakefield Historical Society, find out about the features that make the waterways around the gallery unique and significant in the development of the region as we know it today, along with events and innovations that took place across the waterfront’s many mill buildings.

There is also a chance to learn about vessels of historic significance in our neighbouring boatyard, along with exciting new plans for the redevelopment of Rutland Mills.

Combining archive images, factual explanations and anecdotal stories, Wakefield Historical Society’s introductions to the area have been developed through an in-depth research project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This programme coincides with Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture, and is made possible through support from the Canal and River Trust and Wakefield Historical Society.

Book your place

Introduction to Wakefield Waterfront with Boat Trip
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sept
10.30–11.30am, 12.30–1.30pm, 2–3pm, 3.30–4.30pm
Tickets: 5 / 4 Members / 3 under 18s. Book online

Starting in our auditorium, gain an introduction to the area by the Wakefield Historical Society followed by a guided boat trip along the River Calder.*

Introduction to Wakefield Waterfront
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sept
12pm, free.Book online

An introduction to the area followed by Wakefield Historical Society in our Auditorium.

Ticket Terms and Conditions

- Seating on the boat is limited, please inform us if you are unable to stand.
- We regret that unfortunately the boat trips are not accessible to wheelchair users.
- Prams may not be taken on the boat.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to limited capacity, a ticket must be booked for children of all ages.
* Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of extreme weather, we reserve the right to cancel the boat trips at short notice in view of health and safety regulations, and will refund all tickets within 5 working days.