The Court House

The Ballroom, Council Chamber and Anteroom

The Courthouse set up for a wedding. Photo by Liz Drake
The Court House set up for a wedding. Photo by Liz Drake

The Ballroom provides the most magnificent backdrop for weddings, it is also ideal for conferences, community events and meetings for up to 100 people.

The Council Chamber is the perfect venue for smaller meetings and dinner parties. The Anteroom is ideal for small informal meetings.

Our events team are on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly and is extra special. Please contact the team to discuss your requirements and arrange a viewing on events@warwicktowncouncil.org.uk or 01926 830808

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum
Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

The Museum covers the history of the Warwickshire Yeomanry from 1794 to 1956 with a collection of uniforms, weapons, medals and memorabilia.

The Warwickshire Yeomanry together with the Worcestershire Yeomanry (Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars) took part in the Affair of Huj on 8th November 1917 – the last classic unsupported Cavalry Charge of the Great War in Palestine immortalised by Lady Butler’s painting which is on display in the Museum. One of the 75mm Krupps Guns captured that day is also displayed in the Museum.

The Regiment fought with distinction in both World Wars.

For further information please visit  http://www.warwickshire-yeomanry-museum.co.uk/

Unlocking Warwick

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Unlocking Warwick is the name of the Court House volunteer group, helping to make the restored building a hub of community activity as it was in the past.  The volunteers stage events in the ballroom, such as a Christmas Regency Ball and other period dances, they run free Court House Tours of the building and its surrounds during the summer, and research the town’s archives to re-enact Courtroom Dramas based on real cases. They also help in the Visitor Information Centre, and produce a long term “What’s On in Warwick – at a Glance” updated

UW Join Us Brochure PDF

If you would like to get involved, please email info@unlockingwarwick.org or leave your details at the Visitor Information Centre.

Remembering the Warwick fallen of World War I.

Unlocking Warwick’s major project marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice has now been launched with the unveiling of a special website and an appeal to local people for information.

The Warwick War Memorial in Church Street has the names of 358 men, and one woman, who lived in Warwick and died in WWI. Our researchers aim to find the human stories behind the names, to be posted on a searchable website www.warwickwarmemorial.org.uk   

The basic information about each of The Fallen has been entered from various official records. Now we are appealing to the people of Warwick to send us their photos of relatives who died, letters or other information about those from the town who went off to the war in 1914-18 and did not return.  Information can be emailed to project leader Christine Shaw at info@warwickwarmemorial.org.uk   

Or you can leave photos and info at the Visitor Information Centre in the Jury Street Court House, clearly marked ‘Unlocking Warwick’ and with your address, so that we can copy material and return it to you.

The website also has a number of features about how the Great War affected Warwick, the prominent role played by the local regiments, the memorials in other parts of town such as churches, museums and schools, and the story of the memorial itself, unveiled before a huge crowd in 1921. There is also an interactive map showing where in Warwick they lived before going to war.

The website will also post news about the various events taking place in Warwick in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, which came into effect on 11th Movember 1918.

The section called ‘Do Your Own Research’ lists all the sources that can be used to find information about a relative. The Warwick War Memorial website aims to pull together all that information in one place, as a tribute to those who lost their lives, and also as a permanent resource for schools, historians, academics and local people keen to know more about family members who died in WWI.

The Warwick War Memorial Project was supported by a Community Grant from Warwick Town Council which paid for the design and construction of the website.

Warwick Town Council

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The historic town of Warwick is the County town of Warwickshire, and has a population of over 30,000. It has many sights of interest to visitors, including  Warwick Castle, Lord Leycester Hospital and the Court House.

Warwick Town Council’s main responsibility is to promote and watch over the particular interests of Warwick consisting of 15 members elected from five Wards every four years.

Read all about the history of the Court House here.