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Skipton Town Hall

The Town Hall is home to Craven Museum & Gallery and Skipton Tourist Information Centre. There are also a number of events that take place in the main hall.

Skipton Town Hall

What's going on in the Town Hall?

Events in the main hall take place on a regular basis, there is a Collectors, Craft and Gift Fair every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, vinyl record and CD fair and regular music performances. To find out more about future events, please see Skipton Town Hall events.

Craven Museum & Gallery offers impressive displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art. The gallery on the ground floor shows a changing programme of exhibitions related to heritage and the arts. To find out about exhibitions, events and opening times for the museum, please see Craven Museum & Gallery.

Skipton Tourist Information Centre provides information and advice on what to see and do in Skipton and the rest of the district. To find opening times for Skipton Tourist Information Centre, please see Tourist Information Centres.

There are rooms in the Town Hall which are available to hire, for further information please see Room Hire at Skipton Town Hall.

Refurbishment project

Craven District Council is currently refurbishing the building in phases. The first phase is complete and has created an accessible entrance, replaced the public toilets on the ground floor, created a commercial unit on the ground floor and refurbished office space in the first floor with lift access to let and decorated part of the building. For more information please see Skipton Town Hall refurbishment.

Brief history of the Town Hall

Skipton Town Hall was built in 1862, on the site of the former vicarage of Holy Trinity church. The main hall was altered, with its height increased, in 1878 and was run as a public function room by a private company.

When Skipton Urban District Council was created in 1895, it bought the building to be the Town Hall, replacing the 'Old Town Hall' on Sheep Street. Late in the 19th century, a canopy of glass and ornate wrought iron was added on the front, but this was demolished during the 1950s. An extension was built in 1935 to increase office space.