Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse
Courthouse Street
West Yorkshire
LS21 3AN

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014






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01943 467216

Booking Office

01943 467466

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Otley Courthouse is a unique development, run by local people, in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique ‘arts and resource centre’ for our community.

The building today is busy seven days a week. It’s a place where people of all ages and abilities can try things out, see a film, catch an exhibition, watch a show, listen to good music, enjoy a performance by International artists and get access to advice and support.

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Opening hours

10.00 - 16.00 Mon to Sat

Closed Sundays

Admission charges

Varies depending on event

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Heritage Open Days 2014: Otley Courthouse

  • 13 September 2014

Victorian police house, cell block and magistrates courts, converted in 2004 to an arts and resource centre. Heritage cell and cell corridor preserved. Unique art work based on petty sessions records. Used for 'Heartbeat' series on ITV. Guided tours available.
New for 2014 - Courthouse Timeline in cell corridor (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and results of research about Superintendent Warburton and family, living in the police house at the start of the First World War. All three Warburton sons enlisted in early 1915.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.