Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Carole Lattin, Rob Hanson & Helen Weston

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Durham Town Hall welcomes 11,000 visitors in its first year

by Group Office on 24 January, 2020

David and Richard both supported the opening of Durham Town Hall to visitors at the end of last year. It has been a success with 11,000 visitors since opening its doors to the public.
Durham Town Hall has been inviting people to discover the building’s rich past on Saturdays for just over a year. Thousands of visitors took up the offer to discover treasures and tales housed within the impressive structure for free.
And it is hoping to attract even more sightseers over the festive period when it opens on Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 January 2020 for historical tours.
We take a real pride in our Town Hall which is in the centre of our city centre ward and we are pleased that so many visitors have come to enjoy our history.
People can browse the impressive rooms and hear about unique characters such as the Little Count who, at 3ft tall, retired to Durham in 1790 after a career performing in the grandest courts of Europe.
Displays and interactive information points include stories of the Prince Bishops, the evolution of local government and the historic and ongoing roles of the Mayor and the Mayor’s Bodyguard.
Durham Town Hall is open every Saturday between 10am and 3pm. Entry is free. The Hall will be closed on Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 January.

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