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Ayr Town Hall

Door open days

7 September 2019 (10.00-14.00)

8 September 2019 (14.00-17.00)


Neo-classical landmark. High five-staged steeple with channelled columns and pedimented doorway, ornamented with Doric columns, urns and gryphons holding torches.

Designed in Classical style by Thomas Hamilton of Edinburgh in 1827, at a cost of £10,000, and refurbished in 2007. Elegant landmark steeple is 225 feet high. Lewis pipe organ, dating from 1904, is one of the finest of its kind and played every Monday at 12 noon until the end of November. The Town Hall and other rooms are used for events from concerts to civil marriages and partnership ceremonies. See the creepy police cells.


Key Information

Architect: Thomas Hamilton; James Sellars

Building Date: 1827

Demonstrations throughout the day on the Lewis pipe organ by Matthew Hynes, Royal Burgh of Ayr Organist.

Exhibition. Guided tours. Please note that due to the nature of the historic building, wheelchair access is not available to the cells, but is available to all other areas.

  • At junction of High Street and Sandgate
  • Ayr
  • KA7 1JX