THE multi-million pound transformation of Skipton Town Hall and Craven Museum into a cultural centre for the district is an absolute triumph, said councillors.

Members at this week’s full council meeting described the £4.7 million restoration and redevelopment as well worth the money and a testament to the hard work put in by the town hall management team.

Cllr Simon Myers said it was hoped that the building, which closed two years ago, would re-open on June 21 and urged his fellow councillors to go and have a Covid-safe guided tour.

Skipton councillor Chris Rose said if anyone had any concerns about the amount of money used for the redevelopment they ought to go and have a look for themselves.

“It is absolutely stunning. The museum is second to none and the hall has been splendidly restored, it is really top notch,” she said.

Cllr Rose also paid tribute to the town hall team and commented how they deserved the thanks of council members.

“The work that has been done is phenomenal,” she added.

Fellow Skipton councillor Andy Solloway added his praise and urged members to visit the hall. He also thought it a good idea that a fully accessible toilet had been installed in the hall.

The town hall, museum and visitor centre are due to re-open on June 21. The first exhibition in the museum will be ‘Celebrate’ in recognition of the re-opening.