Restored and reopened, the historic Old Court House in Jury Street, standing at the cross roads in the heart of Warwick, is now a hub of community activity as well as being the starting point for visitors to the ancient town.
This splendid Grade 1 listed building – built after the 1694 Great Fire of Warwick – has been brought back to life with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Warwick Town Council. Officially reopened in 2014, the year Warwick celebrated its 1100th anniversary, it is now the central venue for a wide range of community events. The Court House building includes:
- A new Visitor Information Centre with displays about Warwick’s history
- The Yeomanry Museum in the basement, with fascinating exhibits from the town’s military past.
- The Warwick Town Council offices and council chamber
- On the first floor, a beautiful Regency ballroom, hosting community activities and available for hire for private functions see also Wedding Celebrations in the Court House page above.
- The Pageant Gardens at the back of the building, a restful place in the centre of Warwick and a great venue for summer events
- Disabled access throughout the building.