The Old Courthouse
Built in 1726 in a distinctly Italianate style, the grade A listed Old Courthouse is now the oldest court house still standing in Northern Ireland. The ground floor was originally used as a market place open to the street by arches on three sides, while the upstairs housed the courtroom.
Having fallen into disuse, it was purchased by Antrim Borough Council in 2002 and subsequently redeveloped. As well as having a tourist information centre and Mann’s Café on the ground floor, it houses a multi-purpose auditorium on the first floor where Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council run a programme of cultural activities throughout the year. The space is also available to hire for performances, conferences, meetings and weddings at very competitive rates.
May, June and September:
Monday to Wednesday: 9am - 5pm.
Thursday and Friday: 9am - 5.30pm.
Saturday: 10am - 1pm.
July and August:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm.
Saturday: 10am - 3pm.
October to April:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm.