Join Chester Town Hall’s 150th birthday celebrations

Local residents are being invited to take part in Chester Town Hall’s 150th birthday celebrations, with free personal tours around the building to hear about its history.

Chester Town Hall has a rich history and on Tuesday, October 15 visitors are being offered the chance to meet the Lord Mayor and take a guided tour of the building with members of the city’s Civic Trust.

A cake cutting event at 12.30 pm will also be open to the public. School children will also be taking part in the tours and will bring recyclable flowers they have made with them on the day to decorate the Town Hall.

The tours are limited to 50 people each. To reserve a place for free please visit:

Tour times are as follows and the last around one hour:

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Mark Williams said: Chester Town Hall is one of the famous landmarks in the city and it is an honour to lead the 150th celebrations to mark the anniversary of the official opening of the building.

“The celebrations start on the 29 September when HRH The Princess Royal unveils a commemorative plaque I then look forward to opening the doors on 15 October to mark the moment 150 years to the day that the Town Hall was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales.

“Come and wander around the splendid rooms of the Town Hall, including the Lord Mayor’s Parlour and hear about the civic regalia and the history of the town hall”