The first phase of restoration works at the Old Town Hall in Carlisle have been completed.
Major repair works began in January and the building, which is one of the oldest in Carlisle, is now fully water tight and structurally safe.
The building is owned by the City Council, who alongside English Heritage, have invested almost £500,000 into the improvement scheme.
The first phase of restoration work included roof repairs, works to the external walls, refurbishment and replacement fo some windows, internal works to the tourist information centre and new carpets and decoration.
Half a million pounds will be spent on repairing and improving the Old Town Hall in the middle of Carlisle. Significant improvement works will take place on the Grade 1 listed building between January and June next year.
The majority of the cost is being met by the City Council, which owns the building, with some support from English Heritage. Major works will take place both in and outside the building, which currently houses private businesses and a Tourist Information centre.