Bishop Auckland Town Hall with its theatre, gallery, library and café has undergone a major refurbishment programme and was due to fully reopen to the public earlier in 2020. this year. Unfortunately, this has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, however since the easing of lockdown and the introduction of several safety measures, the new look café has been able to re-open and give you a chance to see part of the newly refurbished historic building.
The fabulous new café has been relocated to the ground floor in order to provide a much larger, brighter and more welcoming space. The new menu features locally sourced produce including an exclusive ‘Bishop Auckland Town Hall’ blend coffee.
In order to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus, extra space has been created between tables in the café, while additional signage has been introduced to support social distancing. There is also a new outdoor seating area.
The café also provides the new home to Norman Cornish’s Miners’ Gala mural, which has been relocated from County Hall, in Durham. The piece is on display alongside a stunning stained-glass feature by fellow local artist Tom McGuinness.
See the Café page full details of what is available.