NEWS: Brackley Town Hall open as part of the national Heritage Open Days

On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2013 Brackley Town Hall is open as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days initiative.

Come and take a look inside Brackley Town Hall as part of the national Heritage Open Days initiative. This Wren-inspired Grade II* Listed building at the heart of Brackley town centre, has had an important role in the town’s heritage for over 300 years. Visitors can learn more about the building’s history, explore the dusty attic and marvel at the technology of the 130 year old clock by climbing up the tower.  As well as exhibitions and tours of the attic space, renowned local historian Professor John Clarke will be giving a seminar on the Saturday about Brackley. All events and activities are free during the weekend.

“We all think we know the area where we live,” says Loyd Grossman, Patron of Heritage Open Days, “but for four days in September, Heritage Open Days offers the chance to see places in a new light. Buildings open up, doors are unlocked, secrets revealed.  It’s a fantastic free day out for all the family, and a chance to learn about the undiscovered heritage on all our doorsteps.”

Cllr Peter Rawlinson, Brackley Mayor says: ‘We are delighted that the Town Hall is part of this wonderful nationwide event. The Town Hall is the focal point of the town and a superb example of Georgian architecture and an important heritage asset. We would like to encourage the community to visit the Hall as part of the weekend to learn more about its history and future.’

Further details of the event and how to book for the seminar given by Professor John Clarke will be available shortly. For further information please visit:

To download a poster for the event please click here.



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Notes to Editors:

Heritage Open Days is England’s contribution to European Heritage Days, taking place across 50 countries. Other events in the UK are Doors Open Days in Scotland (; Open Doors Days in Wales (; European Heritage Days in Northern Ireland (; Open House London (


  • Heritage Open Days is run locally by a large range of organisations (including civic societies, heritage organisations, and local councils), community champions and thousands of volunteers.


  • On a national level, Heritage Open Days is co-ordinated and promoted by the Heritage Open Days National Partnership with funding by English Heritage. The Partnership brings together Europe’s largest conservation and heritage charity in the form of the National Trust (, the most extensive network of local community based heritage organisations through Civic Voice ( and expertise from the leading coalition of national voluntary heritage organisations in The Heritage Alliance (


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