Art at the heart of Town Hall tour

Todmorden Town Hall

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 1 July and will focus on Todmorden’s artists.

The tour starts at 2pm and visitors are asked to meet on the bridge opposite the pediment at the top of Halifax Road.

As well as getting a glimpse inside the majestic building, the guided tour, led by Town Hall volunteers, focuses on the many talented artists connected with Todmorden, including the Bayes family from nearby Lumbutts. The family included a painter, sculptor and designer, and the tour will share their stories as well as other information about the artistic side of Todmorden.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press, said:

“The monthly tours of the Town Hall are always fascinating, whether you’ve been to the building before or not.

“This time, the theme will be art in Todmorden and the town’s artistic tales will be brought to life by our passionate volunteers.”

To get the real behind the scenes experience, visitors can also book onto one of the total tours of the Town Hall, which includes the Grade I Listed building’s impressive ballroom, the old Magistrate’s Court (now Todmorden Town Council Chamber) and the grand staircase. There will also be special access to the usually hidden caretaker’s flat and the former holding cell.

The next total tour is on Sunday 15 July. Total tours are charged at £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. To book, please visit link)

If you’d like to find out more, or if you’re interested in becoming a Town Hall Volunteer, please contact Daniel Jessop, Volunteer and Events Co-ordinator:  / 01706 548105 / 07912 891370.

Todmorden Town Hall is also available for room hire and is suitable for a variety of events. To find out more, visit and search for ‘Todmorden Town Hall’. You can also contact, for more information or to discuss requirements.

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