Dudley throws open its doors for Heritage Open Day
Six important heritage buildings in Dudley will be throwing open their doors to the public as part of Heritage Open Day on Saturday September 8.
The event is a celebration of the country’s architecture and culture, and venues not usually open to the public allow access to enable visitors to discover the hidden treasures lying within.
Visitors will be able to view the largely unchanged the Coroner’s Court , which retains its original fittings and furnishings, see the famous Hans Feibusch Mural – together with the rarely seen preliminary sketches - at the Town Hall, and step back in time at the Unitarian Old Meeting House which is one of the oldest buildings in Dudley. Visitors will also be able to sit in the council chamber where important decisions are made, and then have a rare behind the scenes peek into the ancient ‘Top’ and ‘Bottom’ churches, where there will be tours, refreshments and special events.
Anyone wishing to view the building should turn up at most venues between 10am and 4pm, with the exception of Dudley Town Hall, which will be open between 11am and 3pm. No booking is required. Please note, there are steps in some of the venues.
Heritage Open Days is a scheme that encourages owners of historically important buildings to open them free of charge to the public. The Heritage Open Day is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Dudley Townscape Heritage programme.