By Carla Weatherall

We’ve had a really great start to the year and have some exciting things lined up for May. 

We begin the month with a Journey of Discovery around the house. We’ll be opening a different object every week that has never been uncovered before.
On the week commencing May 5, we will open a 400-year-old religious law book and 18th century Bibles will be on display.
From May 12, our 16th century safe will be opened to reveal the intricate detail inside.
People can see the patterns on the arsenic wallpaper, which lines one of our oak chests, from May 19.
On the week beginning May 26 our 18th century secretaire chest will be opened to reveal fine craftsmanship. 
You will also be able to see us winding our historic clocks up every day at 11am. 
Fancy getting up with the larks? We are joined by local birding expert, Mark Doveston, for a walk with a difference during May.
Take an early morning stroll around the grounds of East Riddlesden Hall, where Mark will tell you all about the birds, their calls and habitats, then take cover in our cosy tea room for continental breakfast and a steaming mug of hot coffee.
The walks are £5 per head and include a continental breakfast and hot drinks. The hour-long walks start at 7am on May 1 and 31, and booking is essential. Please call 01535 607075.
Finally, at the end of the month, we have an amazing collection of more than 300 coins covering 2,000 years of English history on display for one day only. 
This fascinating collection, which has been built up by one of East Riddlesden Hall’s volunteers during 60 years, features coins from every monarch’s reign (except two) since Alfred the Great in 871 to the modern day.
Come and chat with our volunteer to learn more about his collection and how the coins link to the property.
The coins will be on display between 10.30am and 4pm on May 31.
With the exception of the bird walk, which is priced at £5, all events are included with the general admission price to the property (free for National Trust members and under-fives). Please call (01535) 607075 or e-mail for further information. Visit our website at for information about all our events.