YOU will be able to tour Warrington Town Hall for free next month.

It will be open to the public as part of the national Heritage Opens Days.

Residents are invited to go along to meet the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright, who will be hosting the day.

Guests can learn about the fascinating history of the Town Hall as a family home with guided tours provided free of charge – which will take around 45 minutes.

The Mayor said: “Warrington Town Hall is a place that is steeped in history and there’s so much to discover within its walls.

“This is a great opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into this landmark civic building and discover more about our local history. Everyone is welcome, so please join us for our special heritage day.”

The open day will take place on Saturday, September 16, between 10am and 4pm and tickets can be booked here.

Prior to this, the Mayor will also be hosting an afternoon tea event at the Town Hall.

The heritage afternoon tea event will take place on Friday, September 1, from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Here, guest speaker and local historian Harry Wells will discuss William Beamont (1797-1889) – the ‘founder of modern Warrington’.

Cllr Wright added: “The story of William Beaumont is a fascinating one.

“As the very first mayor of Warrington, following its incorporation as a municipal borough, he played a key role in shaping our town into the place it is today – including founding our municipal library, which was the first rate-aided library in the UK. If you’d like to find out more about this most influential of Warrington figures, please join us at our special event. Everyone is welcome.”

Tickets are £10.95 and include a traditional afternoon tea and can be booked here.