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Exhibition, Sat 14 Sep 2019, free entry

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day


This year’s national theme for Heritage Open Days is ‘People Power’. Otley Courthouse is a unique community initiative and an outstanding example of ‘People Power’. An exhibition of some of the people currently involved, the ‘Courthouse Crew’, was created by ‘Humans of Leeds’ for the Courthouse 15th Birthday in May 2019. Come and see the exhibition and take part in a guided tour of Otley Courthouse. Tours are available throughout the day, with fascinating details of Courthouse history and the building’s links with ‘Heartbeat’.
Back by popular demand are the ‘Beat Walks’, created by volunteers in 2018. Find out what it was like to walk a day and a night town beat in Otley between the years 1956 to 1968. Using memories from the oral history project, walk round some of the beat and find out how local police worked before and after the introduction of radios. Tours last one hour and the distance is 1 ½ miles. There will be 2 tours at 11am and 2pm.
“Beat Walks” group size is limited to 15 per tour. Booking from 12th August is essential.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Sep 2019 10:00 to 00:00


Free entry

Beat Walks group size is limited to 15 per tour.  Booking from 12th August is essential. Tours last 1 hour and the distance is 1.5 miles.  There will be two tours at 11am & 2pm.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

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Sat 7 Sep Slim Chance
Sun 8 Sep Foreverly Show
Wed 11 Sep Kinetics
Thu 12 Sep Movie Matinee: All is True
Thu 12 Sep National Theatre Live: Fleabag
Fri 13 Sep Living With The Brontes


Otley Courthouse,
Courthouse Street,
LS21 3AN



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Map reference: SE 202456  Lat: 53.90617 Long: -1.69401

By Car:

Head into Otley town centre on the A660 and follow the signs for the main car park from Briggate. The Courthouse is next door to the main car park.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds take the X84 express bus. Get off the bus at Otley Bus station, and walk through towards Netto. Cross the road at the crossroads and carry straight on. Take the next left and the Courthouse is found half way up Courthouse Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Menston station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality