As part of Heritage Open Days, The Guildhall will be open to the public on Saturday 21st September between 10am - 4pm. 

Newport Town Council, The Guildhall, 1 High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AR 

Entry and tours are completely free.

 Learn the history behind the oldest building in Newport High Street, touch the beams, see the delicate artwork in panel room and see if you can spot the Apotropaic marks, which are burns or patterns scratched into the fabric of a building to keep witches out!

A Grade 2 star listed 15th century Guildhall is now the administrative home for Newport Town Council, normally closed to the public, take the opportunity to explore this unique medieval timber framed building in the heart of Newport.

The Guildhall has just undergone a £50,000 refurbishment program and has many original features, examples include decorated timber architecture and furnishing, demonstrating the social and economic history of the building. 

Newport Guildhall was originally two adjacent buildings separated by a passage, the site has been used for administration purposes since Anglo-Saxon times, when it was know as the Bodlac or "Place of edicts".

Over the centuries the buildings have been rebuilt several times and in 1557 a great beautification took place, including wainscoting was installed, chimneys inserted, glass put into the windows and a first floor inserted. 

The Heritage Open Day provides an opportunity for visitors to see inside one of the oldest buildings in Newport, Telford and learn about its history, the context for the building and the people associated with it.

No need to book - Just turn up!

Visit Heritage Open Days Website Here