• LRGS Old School House
  • LRGS Old School House

Scholars and Stories for Heritage Open Day

Lancaster Royal Grammar School is opening the doors to the school's most historic building as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival.

Old School House, dating back to 1851, is Grade II listed and was designed by local architects Sharpe and Paley and built at a cost of £3,000.

This will be the first time that the school has participated in the festival and the building has been open to the general public. Visitors are welcome to take a guided tour and see an exhibition featuring some of our famous past pupils or "Old Lancastrians", including; Sir Richard Owen, Lord Ashton, Sir Edward Frankland, William Whewell, Henry Gregson and Herbert Storey amongst others.

The event is free and will be open from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 9 September. You do not need to book in advance. The entrance to Old School House is just off East Road, if you are travelling from the town centre, turn left before the zebra crossing. Limited car parking is available on site.

For more information about the Heritage Open Days festival visit their programme of events