Community Centre and Gallery
Main Street, Shap, Cumbria, CA10 3NL
Welcome to The Old Courthouse, Shap.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01931 717539
during opening hours for any
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
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the starting of construction on the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway over Shap, we are holding an exhibition in
The Exhibit 'A' Gallery of railway art, photographs and memorabilia as well as special events throughout the month of August.
In conjunction with Shap Local History Society, we are organising walks, talks and events to celebrate our long links with the railway and its history.
A Model Railway Exhibition is being held in Shap Memorial Hall on the
18th August with local model railway societies demonstrating working layouts and static models.
For more information - click here.