THE doors to some of Dudley town centre's most historic buildings will be thrown up to for the public later this month.

Eight heritage buildings across the town centre, which are not usually open to the public, will be free to explore as part of the national Heritage Open Day on Saturday September 14.

Buildings that will be open to explore include the largely unchanged courtroom in the Coroners Court; the Baylies’s Charity School which dates back to 1732 and the Grade II listed Crown Public House.

The Unitarian Old Meeting House, one of the oldest buildings in Dudley, will also be open along with the ancient ‘Top’ and ‘Bottom’ churches and Dudley’s Catholic Church.

Cllr Ian Kettle, cabinet member for planning and economic development said: "This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone interested in history, architecture or the law to come in and view these lovely buildings, which are normally closed to the general public.

"Dudley borough has a very proud heritage and many historically important buildings, and it is important doors are opened to visitors so people can come and look around. We should all celebrate our heritage. This is a real treat for anyone interested in our rich architectural heritage."

No booking is required and the buildings will be open between 10am and 4pm to explore.