The weather is set fair for 6th July, so if you’re planning to go to Pub in the Park in the afternoon or evening, or going to the Saturday market, why not join our free Court House Tour first.
It’s from 11am to 11.45am and provides a brief history of the town and its administration from this central site since the 16th century, and the construction of the elegant building after the Great Fire of Warwick.
Meet at the Visitor Information Centre in Jury Street where Unlocking Warwick volunteers, Tricia and Sue, will be waiting to take you on a gentle stroll round the building. There are no courts there now. The magistrates moved to Leamington in the 1970s. The building is the Town Hall, with a Council Chamber, a display about Warwick’s history, and a restored Regency ballroom on the first floor.
In the basement there is the fascinating museum of the Warwickshire Yeomanry, the cavalry regiment that performed heroic deeds in The Boer War and both World Wars. It’s free to visit.
There’s no need to book. Just turn up for an 11am start for your Court house Tour.