Heritage Open Days : Beverley Guildhall And Council Chamber

Heritage Open Days : Beverley Guildhall And Council Chamber
: Guildhall And Council Chamber

As part of the programme of 2018, will be opening to some of the town’s most recognisable buildings.

, organised by the and Hull Civic Societies, and the National Trust, open historic buildings that may otherwise be closed to the public, and provide events such as walks and guided tours free of charge.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure, and Culture, Councillor , said:

“It’s great to show off local history and allow residents to appreciate and enjoy places that they regularly pass but may otherwise have been unable to enter.”

The Guildhall in will be opening its doors from 10 am to 4pm on Saturday, 8 September. Re-modelled in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Guildhall features an ornate stucco plaster ceiling by Giuseppe Cortese, silver collection and 17th century furniture.

There is also an opportunity to ‘meet’ Elizabeth Clark, a 19th century woman from the local workhouse who is appearing in the Guildhall courtroom.

County Hall, home to , will similarly be welcoming the public into its original 1889 Council Chamber on Friday, 7 September. Little altered since its conception, its classical decorations and hand carved furniture by James E. Elwell, the father of artist Fred Elwell, makes for a stunning space.

Guided tours and admission times for the Council Chamber will be at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1.30 pm, and 3 pm, and sessions will last 45 minutes, with disabled access to the hall provided.

For more information regarding in Beverley, visit http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

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