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July 2018

Saturday 7th July — 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Opening of the Huddersfield 150 Exhibition at Heritage Quay, Univeristy of Huddersfield (Google Maps).

The exhibition is then open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm, and runs until November 2018.

Sunday 8th July — 10:30am

Discover Huddersfield – Celebrating Civic Initiative

Huddersfield was granted its Charter as a Municipal Borough on 7 July 1868. To mark this anniversary, local historian David Griffiths will lead a tour of key landmarks of early (and later) civic initiative, recalling the wide range of public services pioneered by the Corporation. This walk will be less than two miles and there is a charge of £3 per person.

To take part in this guided walk, meet outside the entrance of Huddersfield Library (Google Maps) by 10:30am. For further details, see the Discover Huddersfield Guided Walks Programme (PDF).

If you missed this particular event, you can find the free Civic Celebration Trail guide at various locations around the town, including the Railway Station, Heritage Quay and the Public Library.

September 2018

Friday 7th September — 1:30pm and 3:00pm
Saturday 8th September — 10:00am and 11:30am

Huddersfield Town Hall

Huddersfield gained its Royal Charter as a Borough in 1868, and the first meeting of the new Corporation was on 7th September 1868. Huddersfield Town Hall dates from 1875-81. Join us for an extensive and interesting tour and see parts of the building not generally accessible to the public.

The Mayor of Kirklees will be joining in the tours on Friday and will provide refreshments.

The event is free, but pre-booking is required. To book please call 01484 223200 or email

Saturday 8th September — 10am to 1pm at Huddersfield Local Studies Library

Extraordinary Women of the Huddersfield Borough

Huddersfield Local Studies Library have created a new display featuring influential women in the history of Huddersfield, with talks from local experts on the opening day. As we celebrate 150 years of Huddersfield Borough we’re highlighting influential women from the fields of sport, the arts, politics, culture, science and philanthropy.

Come along on the opening day to listen to interesting local historians, or visit the display during library opening hours. Part of our celebration of Vote 100 and Heritage Open Days in Kirklees.

The event is free, but pre-booking is required. To book please call 01484 223200 or email