A reminder that Unlocking Warwick guides will be conducting a free Court House Tour on Saturday 1st September at 11am.
There’s no need to book. Just turn up in good time at the Visitor Information Centre in the Court House in Jury Street. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and involves no strenuous walking. It’s a short stroll around the outside and inside of the grade-1 listed building as the volunteers tell a brief history of the administration of the county town since its founding by King Alfred the Great’s daughter in 914.
There should be a chance to peep into the Town Council Chamber and the restored Regency ballroom on the first floor. (There is a lift if anyone needs it). There have not been any courts in the building for over 40 years. The Court House is actually the Town Hall with the Visitor Centre and the fascinating Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum in the former kitchens in the basement. The museum will be open on Saturday and is also free to attend.