A Perfect Place to Visit

With an eye-catching and award-winning environment for shoppers and visitors and family entertainment it has to be Town Centre Warrington.

The Town Hall is a major tourist attraction with its huge gates, known as the Golden Gates. The town hall was originally the home of the Philips Family and is a grade I listed building that Pevsner declared to be "the finest house of its date in south Lancashire".  The gates were made in cast iron by the Coalbrookdale Company at Ironbridge and had been shown at the International Exhibition in London in 1862.  It's believed that they were originally commissioned as a gift to Queen Victoria, but she declined them.

Travel through time and around the world at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.  You can go on a prehistoric adventure and discover Warrington’s very own dinosaur.  Wander through galleries that retain many of their original features and distinctive Victorian atmosphere.  Discover cases full of weird and wonderful objects from around the globe - a shrunken head, grotesque mermaids and an Egyptian mummy. In the Roman Room see the rare Actor's mask, the only one of its kind in Britain.  Visit the Botany, Bird and Fish Galleries featuring a wealth of material on the Natural World and explore the changing industries of Warrington, from metal working to the decorative Glass Fountain made at the Orford Lane Glassworks.  Enjoy masterpieces and favourites in the Art Gallery including work by local and internationally famous artists.  There is also a lively program of events, activities and temporary exhibitions.

Situated in the heart of Warrington's Cultural Quarter, the Pyramid & Parr Hall are two of the North West's leading arts & entertainment venues for music, comedy, dance, drama and much more.  Regularly attracting huge names from a variety of genres, the venues have recently played host to Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Vienna Festival Ballet, Jools Holland and Jimmy Carr to name but a few.  In addition to the the array of professional performances on offer, Pyramid also plays host to a variety of classes and workshops from Salsa and Belly Dance to Life Drawing, so whatever your age or experience, there is something for you!

Warrington has a proud rugby league heritage.  From humble beginings in 1879 when players had to walk 100 yards from their 'headquarters' in a town centre pub to the pitch they played on, the club has progressed enormously.  With the fantastic facilities of The Halliwell Jones Stadium, their fanatical support and a talented squad who are prepared to play an exciting brand of rugby league, Warrington Wolves are now a major force in professional rugby league.

The Bank Quary Transporter Bridge across the River Mersey has a span of 200 feet and is 76 feet above high water level.  It was built in 1915 and has been out of use since around 1964.  It was built to connect the two parts of the large Joseph Crosfield & Son Ltd chemical and soap works and was originally used to carry railway wagons.

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