A celebration of Yorkshire’s history, landscape and culture at the Yorkshire Heritage Summit in Hull

Now in its third year, the Yorkshire Heritage Summit will be held in Hull over the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May. This year will be the biggest summit yet, with volunteers from Yorkshire’s many heritage organisations and people with an interest in Yorkshire heritage descending on Hull for a range of events.

The main events on Saturday will be held at Hull Minster and have been planned to showcase the importance of Yorkshire’s unique culture, history and landscape.

The Yorkshire Heritage Summit offers heritage organisations, large and small, a chance to connect, network and collaborate with each other, as well as an opportunity to meet, educate and engage with the general public.

There will be a free to attend public Heritage Exhibition in Hull Minster’s nave, where as well as many local heritage organisations exhibiting, there will also be national and regional organisations such as English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

There is also a full day Yorkshire Heritage Symposium with keynote speakers and the presentation of the Harry Gration History Prize. There are still a few tickets left for the Symposium (£10) and attendees will get to hear presentations about The Chalkshire Project, the vision for a proposed UNESCO Geopark in the Yorkshire Wolds, and the distinctive culture and heritage of the East Riding.

Hull Minster will be hosting an outside farmers market on the Saturday and Hull White Badge Tourist Guides will be running free maritime heritage walks throughout the day

On the Saturday evening, local maritime folk band Spare Hands will be performing a special concert in the Sailmakers Arms, and then on Sunday a number of longer guided walks and tours will take place, including the Great Wolds Discovery Bus Tour and Hull Rocks – a Hull geology walk.

To find out more about the event and to purchase tickets for the symposium, the Spare Hands concert or the Sunday tours and events, please visit https://theyorkshiresociety.org/event/2024-yorkshire-heritage-summit