Lancaster Town Hall Tours

Uncover the secrets of Lancaster’s Edwardian Town Hall and explore parts of a building rarely seen by the public.

Join one of our guides and embark on an illuminating tour. Inside you’ll discover the Mayor’s official Parlour, the Council Chamber and the impressive Ashton Hall, before being ‘sent down’ from the Old Courtrooms into the atmospheric subterranean Police Cells. Along the way, uncover gems including the Olympic Torch, Gillow’s centrifugal table, and the Ashton Hall’s grand concert organ.

Adult £4 (accompanied children under 16 go FREE).
Places on the tours are limited so booking in advance is advisable. Book online at or with Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, The Storey, Lancaster, LA1 1TH (01524) 582394. Open Mon-Sat 10am to 4pm). For group bookings and general enquiries including accessibility of tours, contact Lancaster Visitor Information Centre.

Tours 2017 (1 hour approx.)
All tours start at 2pm on the following dates:
Wed 5 July, Wed 12 July, Wed 19 July, Thurs 27 July, Wed 2 Aug, Fri 11 Aug, Wed 16 August, Thurs 24 August

Facilities and Access
Meet at the Main Entrance under the Portico at the front of the Town Hall. Pay and Display car parks available nearby. Limited toilet facilities. Access via stairs during this tour.

Image credit: Michael D. Beckwith

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