Second Public Open Day: Sunday June 14, 10am-4pm

May 20, 2015 by     5 Comments    Posted under: Events, What's On


For the second year in a row Temple.Works.Leeds is opening its doors – shutters – interestingly shaped random access features – to the Public (free site admission). We do have individual and group tours for specific purposes weekly on appointment, but this is a chance for the general public to step inside and see this wonderful site on this particular day, at a time of exciting change for Temple Works.


It will be Open Studios to meet artists, makers and performers, the Leeds Model Railway Society and the various pretty diverse members of our community… to sign up for a tour of the site itself including the 2 acre skylit Main Space and the legendary roof … and to enjoy a drink and a BBQ.


On such an historic place – and still a building site – we have guidelines. Tour signup will be on the day only (£1.00 tour per person), and will be first come first served. We have strict limitations on our size of tours owing to safety. We’ll post tour times later. We’re relaxing our usual age guidelines to make this day more family-friendly, but it still is a building site, so we can’t allow anyone under 10 years old on site, and 10-15 years old will need to be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. Only over 15’s on the site tours. It’s just too dangerous otherwise. But there will be plenty to see and enjoy for everyone… We’ll be posting more details closer to the date: so stand by, and come on by!


An invitation from Susan Williamson, Temple.Works.Leeds Director and all the team… soon to be a Community Interest Company, Temple.Works.Leeds CIC

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  • Hi there, I wonder if you could help me. I am doing some Titanic research. I believe this is where Wallace Hartley, bandleader on Titanic was a member in the late 1800’s. I understand it was known as the Savage Club around then. Is there any information you could provide on this?



  • My grandfather ( who I never met ) worked at Temple Mills and was presented with a clock in 1914 which we still have in the family. Do you have an records from that period? I would be very interested to find out more about him ?

    • Hi Shirley. I’m not aware of any records from that period but if you are able to attend the open day, we will have some historians at Temple Works who may be able answers some of your questions.

  • I pass this building every day, and I’ve been wanting to look round for ages. Which is the one day of the year I have to go to a wedding? Pah! Maybe next year.

    • Sorry to hear that Barry! We do have fairly regular open days though, so watch this space.

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