Yarm Town Hall has stood proudly in the centre of Yarm High Street for over 300 years. The Grade II listed building originally constructed in 1710, has now been transformed into a heritage centre following a recent restoration project as shown in these new photos by TeesPix.Photos. The project was brought forward by Stockton Borough Council and Yarm Town Council after receiving funding from the government’s Levelling Up Fund.
One of the biggest changes as part of the restoration is the new heritage centre located on the ground floor, showcasing Yarm’s rich history from its early days to its more recent past. Visitors can learn about the town’s development through a new gallery space and community learning area.
The refurbishment included a careful external restoration, most notably the reopening of the building’s original brick arches with new glazing. These arches, a defining feature of the Town Hall, had been closed for over a century. Additionally, the central concrete staircase was relocated to open up the ground floor space.
The refurbished Town Hall is expected to become a major hub for the local community, attracting visitors from Stockton-on-Tees and beyond. The building’s transformation is beautifully captured in the accompanying photos, highlighting the clock tower, weather vane, and overall revitalised appearance.
The ambitious refurbishment project was primarily supported by the Levelling Up Fund along with contributions from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Yarm Town Council.