HODS Launch 2019


Welcome to the HULL & BEVERLEY HERITAGE COLLECTION website.  Designed to provide a year-round resource.  Reflecting not just our collected heritage in terms of buildings, people and events, but also a dynamic window onto what is happening here in our region right now, both culturally and commercially.

Serving as an adjunct to the European and National Heritage Open Days (HODS) programme.  This is a resource for people who may not be able to visit any, or many, of the buildings and locations.

To see how the HODS brochure looks in printed form, simply click on the button at the top of the page which will take you to our usual digital version.  Otherwise, and more importantly, this website provides a replica of the printed HODS brochure with the ability to discover further background information and links to all of its listing.  In particular, is the ability to click on and enjoy short films about our area's heritage and current affairs, both corporately and culturally - which is something a publication cannot do, no matter how glossy and interesting each years HODS brochure is!

The HBHC website therefore, sets out to serve several purposes:

  • To be an online replica of the printed HODS Brochure.

  • To provide a link for each property to the National HODS website.

  • To provide further background and historical information for each property than can be contained in the printed HODS Brochure.

  • To provide links to existing company and property websites.

  • To provide links to additional information, in the form of text and images and short videos, where available.

  • To deliver the Talks Programme by employing the wide variety of online techniques now available.

  • To provide an outlet to property owners and managers to showcase their properties by a variety of means – film, text, and websites.

  • To promote the vibrant and historic city of Hull and the lovely market town of Beverley, to the wider world – some would say that we hide our light under a bushel.

And additionally, if you do not happen to live in Hull, or even this country, the HBHS website provides a store of information about the life and times of our region.