Blackpool Civic Trust


Heritage Open Days, Blackpool 2018

Thursday 13th September to Sunday 16th September 2018

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - Sat 15th Sept 2018 9.30am to 3.30pm

As part of Heritage Open Days on the Fylde, Blackpool Civic Trust will conduct tours of Blackpool Town Hall for the public on Saturday 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Discover the history of this Grade II listed building with a unique look around the building including the Council Chambers. Learn about its development and use as the centre of local and political discussion and debate.


Heritage Open Days 2018 - Town Hall Tour

It was a very busy, successful day, despite all the barriers and road diversions surrounding the Town Hall, and the inclement weather.
We had visitors from different parts of the country and got very positive feedback from all those who took the tour of the building.
The deputy Mayor, Cllr Kath Rowson and Deputy Mayoress Joan Goldin was in attendance in the morning and the Mayor, Cllr Gary Coleman, and Mayoress, Debbie Coleman, greeted visitors in the afternoon. Visitors greatly appreciated their relaxed, friendly manner and being shown the Mayor's Parlour, photo below of a group led by our member John Garnham:

Joan Humble offers information:



Read the complete brochure for Blackpool,Wyre and Fylde Heritage Open Days 2018 on line on the link below. Open it in full screen.


Blackpool Heritage Open Days 2018 please see the brochure for details.

Blackpool Heritage Open Days 2018

Photo of a tour from 2017:

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017


Heritage Open Days, Blackpool 2017

Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th September 2017

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017

As part of Heritage Open Days on the Fylde, Blackpool Civic Trust conducted tours for local schools on the Friday and ran tours for the public on Saturday.

Over one hundred members of the public, including visitors from London and Aberdeen, were shown around our splendid Town Hall. They clearly found the experience both enjoyable and instructive, judging by the very positive feedback we received.

Many thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers who made the two days so successful, with particular thanks to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for their valuable support.
Here's looking forward to next year!

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017




Heritage Open Days, Blackpool 2016

Thursday 8th September to Sunday 11th September 2016

Blackpool Town Hall Guided Tour

On Saturday 10th September, Blackpool Civic Trust showed visitors around the Town Hall as part of Heritage Open Days.?

Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble,?said "it was a pleasure to be joined by the Mayor of Blackpool, Coun. Kath Rowson". Civic Trust volunteers showed many interested visitors around the building and explained its history. One visitor had come from Australia and spoke to the Mayor about her visit.

From L to R: Barbara Geary, West Australia: Pat Blackeley, Staining; Joan Humble, Blackpool Civic Trust, Mayor Coun. Kath Rowson, Christine Lambe, Civic Trust.

Heritage Open Day Town Hall Tour by Blackpool Civic Trust



The Full Blackpool & The Fylde Coast Heritage Open Days list

The following list is part of the Blackpool & Fylde Coast list which is on the link below:

Blackpool Heritage Open Days 2016

Building Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All Hallows' Church, Bispham Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (new for 2016)   Yes    
Blackpool Tower (back for 2016) Yes      
Blackpool Town Centre History and Haunts Tour   Yes    
Blackpool Town Hall     Yes  
Central Library   Yes    
Central Mosque     Yes Yes
Funny Girls Yes Yes    
Friends of Little Marton Windmill       Yes
Grand Theatre       Yes
Grundy Art Gallery Yes Yes Yes  
Holy Trinity Church   Yes Yes  
Illuminations Lightworks, near Airport   Yes    
Layton Cemetery Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifeboat Station Yes   Yes  
Lytham St Anne's Spitfire Visitor Centre (new for 2016) Yes      
Masonic Hall (back for 2016) Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Central Methodist Church Yes Yes Yes  
North Pier Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Shore Methodist Church Yes Yes Yes  
St John the Evangelist (new for 2016)     Yes  
St Paul's Worship Centre   Yes Yes Yes
St Stephen on the Cliffs Church     Yes Yes
Stanley Park & Cocker Clock Tower   Yes    
The Imperial Hotel Yes Yes    
World Healing Crusade Yes Yes Yes  


Notes from previous years

The Town Hall was just one of the many venues that proved popular with visitors. One hundred and seventy-six school pupils visited on Friday and were given a conducted tour by the Deputy Mayor and members of the Civic Trust. In an email of thanks to the Trust, St Kentigern's School (see photo below) thought that the visit had been especially valuable in promoting citizenship and strengthening links with our 'culturally rich town'. On the Saturday morning Civic Trust members were joined by the Mayor to guide 37 visitors around the Town Hall, including one visitor from the Czech Republic. Clearly word is getting out!

Blackpool Heritage Open Days 2013 - Town Hall with pupils of St Kentigerns


For information about Heritage Open Days all over England please visit the Heritage Open Days website:


Click here to see information and photos of previous years Blackpool Heritage Open Days.


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