Group Visits

Group Visits to The Piece Hall

Standing proudly at the centre of this historic town, The Piece Hall is a must-see on any visitor’s list. Originally built in 1779 by the wool merchants of the town as a place to trade cloth, it is now the only surviving building of its kind anywhere in the UK.

Home to a heritage centre, gallery, shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, with a programme of tours, activities and events, a visit to The Piece Hall is a unique experience for groups.

£7 per person

Make your group visit extra special and pre-book an exclusive tour of The Piece Hall with one of our knowledgable heritage guides who will lead you on a journey of discovery, telling the stories of The Piece Hall from the Georgian period right through to the current day.

A group of people gather to listen to a man wearing a Volunteer shirt.

Frequently asked questions

If you have any queries about visiting with your group, then the following frequently asked questions may help.


How do I arrange a group visit to The Piece Hall?

To arrange a group visit, just get in touch with our Visitor Centre on 01422 525200 or email They can advise on the best options to suit your group and answer any questions you may have.

Do you charge for group visits?

The Piece Hall is free to enter; however, donations are warmly welcomed. To enhance your visit, we recommend taking a one-hour guided tour, which costs £6 per person.

Do you offer incentives for coach companies?

Coach groups who take a guided tour can enjoy 10% discount on The Piece Hall branded merchandise on the day of their visit in our Visitor Centre. In addition the guide and driver are offered a complimentary space on the tour.

Where do we go on arrival?

On arrival, please head to the Visitor Centre and a member of the team will greet you. Alternatively, we can meet arrange to meet you at one of our entry gates.

Where can I get information about access for visitors with disabilities?

Please click here to see our accessibility information.

Is there coach parking nearby?

A drop-off point is located at Square Road/Charles Street. Coach parking is available by appointment at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. Please contact Eureka! directly to book coach parking.

What are your opening times?

The most up-to-date opening time information for The Piece Hall can be found on our Visit Us page here. Opening hours for independent retailers vary, so do check their websites before making a special trip.

What refreshments are available?

Tea, coffee and biscuits can be arranged on arrival for an additional charge. For something more substantial, group catering can be arranged. Please contact our Visitor Centre to discuss the best options to suit your group. Alternatively, there are several cafes, bars and restaurants on site to enjoy at your leisure. For large groups, we recommend booking in advance.

If I want to produce a tour programme brochure can I use The Piece Hall’s images?

If you are producing a brochure and would like to use The Piece Hall images to help promote particular itineraries, please contact us by email at