Bridgnorth Town Hall occupies a prominent position in the High Street where it has stood since the 17th century. Its location shows the importance of the building’s role in the civic and legal life of the town. The Town Hall is a listed building comprising an oak framed hall atop stone pillars. The hall was built on stilts to provide a covered market place for the town. Markets are still held beneath the hall every Friday and Saturday and twice a month on Sunday.
The current interior comprises the Council Chamber, the Court Room and the Waiting Room which now serves as a Tea Room. The largely 19th century interior is panelled throughout in oak and furnished partly with church benches and partly with custom made carved chairs. A local carpenter, Harry Perry, is believed to have carried out extensive work on the panelling and carvings as well as working as a journeyman on York Minster and the Russian Imperial palaces.
The Town Hall’s crowning glory is her stained glass. Regarded as some of the finest work of the 19th century, the windows were installed to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. They can only be appreciated from inside of the building.
Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the town the Curators, Julia and Derek, welcome you to Bridgnorth Town Hall. Julia has an educational background and organises activities for children in school holidays. Derek is a wealth of information on Bridgnorth and also conducts guided tours in the town. Tours start at 2.15pm from Bridgnorth Library on Fridays and Saturdays, April through to October. For further information about the Guided Tours, please call 01746 767147.
Come inside and have a chat about the Town Hall or the history of Bridgnorth.
Are you looking for an unusual venue for your wedding, an event or do you need a regular meeting place? Then pop into the Town Hall and see what we have to offer.
The Town Hall is open 1st April to 30th September each year.
Monday 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday 11 am - 4 pm
Friday 11 am - 4pm
Saturday 11 am – 4pm
Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Winter - open Friday & Saturday only - From 1st October - 31st March each year. Closed January - February.
For bookings or to book your wedding , please contact Bridgnorth Town Council 01746 762231 during office hours or alternatively, please email [email protected].