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.

You can see a full list of our current events on this 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

The Road to Recovery; 200 years of Mental Health care in the West Riding

Saturday 10 November 2018 to Friday 29 March 2019)
Visit our current exhibition exploring life at Stanley Royd Hospital from it's opening in 1818. View garments and hear musical compositions from Wakefield College students inspired by the archive documents.
Looking for a unique present?

£12, £15, £20 & £50 gift vouchers are available for our events programme, including
• Archive Skills Sessions & History Wardrobe £12
• Archive Surgery Appointments £15
• Conservation Two Day Workshops £50
• A Bespoke Experience Day with Conservation £120
Available to purchase at the West Yorkshire
History Centre

The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary - Free talk

Tuesday 26 February 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Yorkshire Historic Dictionary, free talk at West Yorkshire History Centre

Celebrate LGBT History Month at West Yorkshire History Centre

Wednesday 27 February 2019 (2:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
West Yorkshire Queers Stories project, drop-in event to celebrate LGBT History month at West Yorkshire History Centre

What the heck are 'Archives'?

Thursday 28 February 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
A workshop at West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield aimed at beginners introducing the fascinating world of Archives.

Exploring the Archaeology of Stanley Royd

Tuesday 5 March 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
A free talk by West Yorkshire Archaeology Service about their excavations at the site of Stanley Royd Hospital

Palaeography - Reading Old Handwriting

Thursday 7 March 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office aimed at beginners who want to learn about reading 17th and 18th century handwriting.

If walls could talk

Thursday 14 March 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
A workshop at our Wakefield office aimed at beginners who are interested in researching their home.