Bishop Auckland Town Hall

When is a Town Hall not a Town Hall? When it is a temperance hotel, Conservative Association offices, an indoor market, an air raid shelter, Turkish baths, and a public toilet. These are just some of the uses to which Bishop Auckland Town Hall was put before its re-opening as a library and arts centre in September 1993.

Its varied history has prepared the Town Hall for its present role as library and arts centre hosting a wide range of performances and exhibitions, and reflecting part of the history of the town.

Venue Type:

Library, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 1000-1700
Sat 0900-1600
Closed bank holidays & over Easter

Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NP



01388 602610


01388 604960

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