Halifax Visitor Information Centre will open its doors to the public for the first time within the new Central Library and Archives on Tuesday 5 September.
The centre, which is currently based in the old Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, will close there for the final time at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 August.
This will allow staff time to transfer all the maps, guides, rail and bus timetables, books, souvenirs and gifts to their new home on the ground floor of the new library before it opens to the public.
Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:
The Visitor Information Centre is a great place to find out what’s on in the area, whether you’re a visitor or a local resident. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable about the area, and have lots of information at their fingertips. They always have great ideas on what to do and see, where to go and where to stay.
In its new location in our beautiful new library, the Visitor Information Centre is ideally placed for visitors, close to the train station and Eureka and next to the Piece Hall and Square Chapel. Why not pop in and find out more?
When the new Central Library and Archives opens next to the Piece Hall, both the library and the Halifax Visitor Information Centre will be open to the public six days a week:
Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Visitors can also find lots of information about Calderdale at the Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre, Todmorden Information Centre, online at www.visitcalderdale.com(external link), on the Visit Calderdale page on Facebook or by following @visitcalderdale on Twitter.
Halifax Visitor Information Centre was a White Rose Award nominee in 2015.
The new Central Library and Archives will be officially opened by Dr Jonathan Foyle, writer and architectural historian in the presence of Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on the afternoon of Saturday 9 September 2017.