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Otley Courthouse offers chance to see inside Victorian prison cell
10:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Local news
The claustrophobic environment of a Victorian prison cell can be experienced by visitors to Otley Courthouse this weekend.
Now a thriving arts centre, the venue used to be the local courthouse and police station and the building still has many of the original features.
The Courthouse will be laying on free tours of the cells, and a look at the work of the Courthouse Memories group, on Saturday, September 14, as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme.
The tours take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm, and a variety of Victorian children’s games – with a £1 fee to cover materials – will also be available, for eight to 12-year-olds, in the foyer.
On the same day the Courthouse will be screening a series of short films, entitled Hidden Talents and Places in Yorkshire, from 2pm.
Tickets for that event, which include tea and cake, cost £5. For details, visit otleycourthouse.org.uk or call (01943) 467466.