SIX heritage buildings across Dudley will be throwing open their doors to the public as part of Heritage Open Day on Saturday September 8.

The event is a celebration of the country’s architecture and culture, and venues not usually open to the public allow access to enable visitors to discover the hidden treasures within.

Visitors will be able to view the largely unchanged Dudley Coroner’s Court, which retains its original fittings and furnishings, see the famous Hans Feibusch Mural – together with rarely seen preliminary sketches - at Dudley Town Hall, and step back in time at the Unitarian Old Meeting House - one of the oldest buildings in Dudley.

Members of the public will also be able to sit in the council chamber at Dudley Council House where important decisions are made, and have a rare behind the schemes peek into the ancient ‘Top’ and ‘Bottom’ churches in Dudley, where there will be tours, refreshments and special events.

Anyone wishing to peek inside the buildings should turn up at most venues between 10am and 4pm, with the exception of Dudley Town Hall, which will be open between 11am and 3pm.

No booking is required.

Visitors should note there are steps in some of the venues.

The Heritage Open Days scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, encourages owners of historically important buildings to open them free of charge to the public.