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Town Hall Tours

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

  • Lancaster Town Hall viewed from Dalton Square
    Lancaster Town Hall viewed from Dalton Square
  • The Mayor's Parlour
    The Mayor's Parlour
  • Council Chamber
    Council Chamber

Town Hall Tour

Join one of our guides and embark on an illuminating tour of Lancaster Town Hall. 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. Tour takes approx 1hr.

Subject to a minimum of 5 on each tour - or tour will be cancelled.
No refunds but date can be changed.

How to book

Facilities and access

Tours begin from the front entrance of the Town Hall at the top of the steps underneath the portico. Pay and display car parks are available nearby. Limited toilet facilities. Some access via stairs during this tour.
If you require further information, please contact

Lancaster Town Hall

Lancaster City Council logogram

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