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Tours of the Council House by our Guild of Honorary Alderman are available, please see below for current tours available.

Discover the many interesting and important things that take place here on behalf of the city as a whole, and why, of all the fantastic buildings Nottingham boasts, this is truly a masterpiece.

Once you have toured the Council House you will see why in its obituary to architect T. Cecil Howitt, The Times called it 'probably still the finest municipal building outside London.'


There is no charge for a tour, but donations are welcome.

Can I use a Camera?

Cameras are allowed in the Council House

Who does the Tours?

The Council House tour is run by volunteers acting on behalf of the City Council and there is no charge for these,

Please Note: we therefore offer no guarantee should the tour guide be suddenly indisposed or the rooms or building become out of bounds due to unforeseen circumstances.

We also cannot accept applications from any third party organiser who requests a free tour but then charges their customers for attendance. If anyone is found to be recharging for attending a free tour then the tour will be cancelled immediately.

Tour Times

From Friday 1 July we regret that we will no longer be offering tours of the Council House on Sunday mornings.

How to Book

You can still book a tour of the Council House, simply complete the booking form and we’ll get back to you.

Book a tour

Please note however that as the Council House is a busy working building, it may not always be possible to have access to all of the floors and rooms on the date that you request.

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