Stories for Heritage Open Days with Vickie Orton

Stories from cases which have come to court during the last 150 years will feature in 2 story sessions with Vickie Orton.

The theme of this year’s Open Day is ‘Hidden Nature’. Many cases at Otley feature animals, including sheep, mice, pigs, chickens, horses, rabbits, pheasants and dogs. Pictures and other art works around the building take the theme of animals and these are often the most interesting for visitors.

All over the country, venues which would usually be open to the public are having to remain closed, due to COVID 19.

You can join in our story sessions either on our facebook page, youtube channel or website. It is free to watch, though donations would be appreciated. You can make a donation through our website.

11am Session: aimed at children under age 12

2pm Session: aimed at children over age 12 and adults


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Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by 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.

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