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Preview: Heritage Week at The Tetley

· Katie Nicole · Culture

Preview: Heritage Week at The Tetley

Step back in time as The Tetley opens up the archives for Heritage Week.

There’s nothing better than being let in a secret, and The Tetley has thousands of them, all of which have been kept behind closed doors since the old brewery closed in 2011. Until now, nothing in this open archive session, has ever been seen by the public. So, what’s the special occasion?

For four days this month, cultural spaces across the land will host events celebrating their architectural and historic greatness. The Tetley have tagged on a couple of extra days, bringing you Heritage Week  and the chance to get to get hands on with the past.

Their impressive collection of previously unseen vintage objects, photographs and architectural sketches is on show from 9th-14th September 2014. Like the ultimate antiques road show, they’re open to suggestions of you think these oddities were once used for.

As well as the exhibition, Lynn Pearson, author of Built to Brew is hosting a talk about architecture, English history, and of course, beer on day two of  Heritage Week.

Beer bottle, Preview: Heritage Week at The Tetley

Things take an unique twist at the weekend, when families can take part in traditional beer barrel making demonstrations on Saturday morning before designing slate postcards with liquid chalks and acrylic pens after lunch. Everything that’s going on is a true celebration of the brewery’s history, taking you back to founder Joshua Tetley’s day when writing on slates was freshly invented.

The kids have another chance to get arty in the restaurant too, where The Tetley wants young artists to colour in a crafty display. A range of cocktails, inspired by the names of The Tetley’s old pubs, like The Duke Willam, will be launched for the grown ups. There are also going to be a range of Jacobsen beers that aren’t available anywhere else in the country.

The other way to experience history is to eat it, their restaurant has plenty of goodies for you to try. A Yorkshire Pork and Black onion pie or a homity one for the veggies, and treacle tart for pud is the perfect day to make a day of it.

Heritage Week is at The Tetley from 9th-14th September 2014.