West Yorkshire Archive Service run a wide range of events and activities across all five offices in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

For the most up-to-date list of our bookable events please visit our Eventbrite page.  As we are adding new dates all the time, please be sure to bookmark this page and regularly check for new events.

Book events

Anne Lister - In Her Words Exhibition

Friday 1 April 2022 to Sunday 30 April 2023)
Anne Lister - In Her Words
Diarist. Landowner. Lesbian. Traveller.
There are a lot of ways to describe the dynamic Anne Lister. From April 2022 visit West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield, for a unique chance to see archival material from the Shibden Hall collection including Anne’s famous diaries on display. Find out about the life of a remarkable woman in her own words during this year-long exhibition.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 4pm Drop-in, no booking necessary (closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday)

Wakefield Artwalk: Traditional Japanese Bookbinding Mini Workshops

Wednesday 27 July 2022 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Get crafty this Wakefield Artwalk and join us at the West Yorkshire History Centre for a relaxed mini workshop learning to make your own traditional four-hole Japanese stab bound book with our Conservation team.

Summer Holiday Family Activities

Thursday 4 August 2022 to Thursday 1 September 2022)
Summer Holiday Family Activities
Join us at the West Yorkshire History Centre for family friendly make and take craft activities inspired by our current exhibition and archive collections! We'll be making making codebreaker wheels, exploring old handwriting, stitching mini notebooks and more.