Follow in footsteps of royalty and Churchill at Guildhall open day - The Worcester Observer

Follow in footsteps of royalty and Churchill at Guildhall open day

Worcester Editorial 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

WORCESTER residents will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of royalty at the Guildhall in celebration of National Heritage Day.

As part of the Heritage Open Days campaign, the history of the Guildhall will be brought to life with costumed characters and guided tours on Sunday (September 11).

The campaign celebrates England’s architecture and culture by offering access to properties that are usually closed to the public or which normally charge for admission.

Dating back to 1721, visitors will see the famous holding cells, used when the Guildhall originally housed the courts of justice and a display of historic photos from the 1950’s, including some from Winston Churchill’s visit to Worcester, will also be on show.

Mayor Coun Paul Denham, said: “I am really looking forward to welcoming visitors to The Guildhall on Sunday. Many Worcester residents have never been inside to experience its magnificent paintings, chandeliers and rich history.”

Coun Andy Roberts will also be on hand to show visitors round the Guildhall’s treasures and to reveal secrets from the building’s fascinating past.

The Guildhall, on the High Street, will be open from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, September 11, with tours available between 10.30am and 2pm.


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