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Community Centre and Gallery

Main Street, Shap, Cumbria, CA10 3NL

Welcome to The Old Courthouse, Shap.


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Opening Hours


Sun 2pm - 5pm

Mon 10am - 2pm

Tues 2pm - 5pm

Wed 12pm - 2pm

Thurs 2pm - 5pm

Fri 2pm - 6pm

Sat 10am - 2pm

We are usually able to open the building up at other times for room hire, groups that want to use a room for events etc - just email us on: admin@theoldcourthouse.org

or call 01931 717539

during opening hours for any

further information.

This well loved building at the heart of the community is beginning a new era in its long and varied history.

As a community building it offers a warm welcome to everyone.


Please visit us to see what we have on offer!


We are home to a Cumbria County Council Library Link, Shap Pre-School Playgroup and provide a Visitor Information Point for Eden District Tourism.  We are working hard to bring other services to the community.  We have a variety of rooms available for hire.

We host art exhibitions in The Exhibit 'A' Gallery and have space available for other displays and events. The building has WiFi access, computers and also printing/photocopying facilities.  A growing number of groups meet here regularly – check out the information on this website, we hope you will find it interesting and helpful.


The building is owned and managed by a community charity: Shap Community CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) Charity No. 1160966

Christmas at The Old Courthouse


Until Christmas, we are turning over our exhibition space to local artists, photographers, crafters, jewellery makers and more.


We have many wonderful items for sale - cards, calendars, photographs, artwork, scented soaps, jewellery, home furnishings and lots of festive goodies!


These make for some wonderful and different gifts and presents for you family and friends.


Buying something at The Old Courthouse means not only will you help to support this fantastic community resource, but also local artisans who spend many hours working on producing special and often unique products.


Pop in today and see what we have on offer!


Click here for more 

©2019 Shap Community CIO. Registered Charity No 1160966