Heritage Open Days 2019
20, September 2019

Explore LCB Depot and Makers' Yard - Tour 3 of 3
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

2019 is The Big Year - the 25th year of Heritage Open Days, and for the first time it stretches over 10 days, from 13 to 22 September.

Heritage Open Days tours of LCB Depot and Makers’ Yard

Friday 13 September 10.00am – 11.30am
Monday 16 September 10.00am – 11.30am
Friday 20 September 10.00am – 11.30am

We're offering a combined tour of LCB Depot (a 1969 bus admin office remodelled in 2004 as Leicester's creative business centre) and Makers' Yard (a former Victorian hosiery factory & warehouse transformed in 2013 as studios for artists and designer-makers).

If you only want to see Makers’ Yard, join the tour at Reception at LCB Depot at 10.30am sharp.

Tours are free, and start at LCB Depot at 31 Rutland Street Leicester LE1 1RE and end 300 metres along Rutland Street at Makers’ Yard (82-86 Rutland Street LE1 1SB, two doors along from Curve theatre).

Places are limited, and should be booked in advance - by calling 0116 261 6800 or email info@lcbdepot.co.uk or in person at Reception at LCB Depot Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm.

Children are welcome, but should be accompanied by an adult on these tours.



LCB Depot rear

At the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, LCB Depot is based on the site of the former Leicester City Transport bus operating centre. LCB Depot has been designed with flair and imagination, incorporating elements of the old architecture, and modern design with integrated public art works.


Makers' Yard

See the award-winning Makers’ Yard – a recently refurbished Grade II Listed hosiery factory dating back to 1854. The building has been refurbished into quality and inspiring workspaces for artists and designer-makers. See this charming building, learn about its rich heritage and meet the tenants now working there! Period features such as wheels and cogs, fire doors, trap doors, original paintwork and floorboards still remain in this sensitive restoration.

Some parts of the Makers' Yard building have quite steep, narrow wooden stairs, although all floors are accessible by lift.


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