Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust is delighted to announce that the Guildhall, one of Carlisle's historic treasures will be opening for a period of seven weeks between 23rd July and 9th September 2012 (12 - 4pm).
The Guildhall is a Grade 1 Listed Building dating from the 14th century and is one of the oldest buildings in Carlisle. As with any surviving building from this period, it has been undergoing a programme of structural repairs and maintenance.
Although work is still ongoing, the Guildhall will be opening for the summer period. Visitors will be able to visit the Guidhall on an individual basis or to book on to an introductory guided tour at 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm or 3.15pm (limited to 12 people) to discover the fascinating history and see medieval exhibits including the Carlisle Racing Bells and Muniment Chest.
Visitors can book a guided tour at the Tullie House reception or by telephoning 01228 618700.
The Guildhall is a half timbered house on the corner of the Greenmarket and Fisher Street. It was given to the city by Richard de Redeness and used as the meeting place by the town's eight medieval Trade Guilds. Four of the Guilds survive today and continue to meet annually in the building on Ascension Day.