Yorkshire’s biggest Heritage Summit confirmed for Hull Minster

Building on the success of last year’s Yorkshire Heritage Summit in Saltaire, the bigger 2024 summit will take place in the historic city of Hull on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May.

The event brings together local and regional organisations concerned with promoting or protecting every aspect of Yorkshire’s heritage, to showcase their work and the importance of Yorkshire’s unique culture, history and landscape.

It comprises a public exhibition that’s free to attend, a symposium with keynote speakers, and presentation of the Harry Gration History Prize, as well as a number of heritage events including guided tours of Hull’s historic centre and surrounding area.

The Yorkshire Heritage Summit is organised by The Yorkshire Society and is the brainchild of author and environmental campaigner Colin Speakman. First held in 2022, it has quickly established itself as an important annual event for the largely voluntary heritage sector and thousands are expected to visit the event in 2024.

Colin explains: “Heritage is as much about our future as about our past and Yorkshire has such a rich and fascinating heritage. The Yorkshire Society wants to bring heritage organisations, their volunteers and members of the public together, to network, celebrate and promote their work with one united voice.”

It’s not too late for heritage organisations to take part and those interested should email heritage@theyorkshiresociety.org  

For those wishing to attend the event as a visitor, more information can be found at https://theyorkshiresociety.org/event/2024-yorkshire-heritage-summit