To help us maximise the value this wonderful building can bring to our Community, we have a few dos and don’ts, which we kindly ask all to observe.

Please do:

  • Enjoy your stay with us today whether popping in for a pot of tea, fish and chips, or to make some ‘Northern Soul’ shapes on our dance floor!
  • Tell your friends about your experience at the Mechanics  Institute and encourage them to come along too!
  • Follow instructions in the event of any incident where the building may need to be evacuated – emergency exits are clearly marked with two to the front and one to the rear, accessible from ground floor and the Main Hall.
  • Respect the building and its contents – everything is funded by volunteer time.
  • Be respectful of others in the building so everyone enjoys their visit.
  • Leave the building quietly and respectful of our neighbours.

We respectfully ask that you do not:

  • Consume any food or drink NOT purchased in the building (unless by prior arrangement).
  • All our prices are very competitive, and every penny made goes straight back into the building and associated services for the benefit of you and all in the Community.
  • Bring your dogs or other animals into the building (registered guide dogs are welcome).
  • Smoke inside or close to the building including vapes and any form of electronic cigarettes.