Past, present and future will come together later this year when the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Wendy Johnson officially unveils an amazing 2 metre LEGO model of the historic Golden Gates. The sculpture is going to be on display in the new Warrington Borough Council buildings in the new multi-million pound town centre development, Time Square.
The model which was created during lockdown in 2020 depicts every intricate detail of the impressive Warrington landmark which was built in 1862 including the four winged figures of Nike, the goddess of victory and Warrington’s coat or arms. Before moving to its permanent home in the civic offices there’s an opportunity to get a sneak preview of the model on display at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery during this year’s Heritage Open Days festival from Saturday 12th September to Sunday 20th September during normal opening hours Wednesday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 11am – 3pm.
The 5000 piece replica of Warrington’s iconic gateway was created by Cheshire’s Champion LEGO master builder, Steve Guinness for the town’s Time Machine festival this autumn. The programme of culture and heritage events was launched in August with a pop up people’s history space on Bridge Street as part of a partnership project financially supported by Heritage Open Days, National Trust and coordinated by Warrington Business Improvement District and Culture Warrington.