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Mayor’s Parlour – Bath, England

This week my kids have off of school and the city of Bath have Heritage Open Week going on for all the families that live here.  One of my favourite things about living in Bath is being able to have my Discovery card, which can get me into many places free or with a nice discount.  The Heritage Open Week is tied into the Discovery card and twenty two different locations within Bath.  Despite the heavy rainfall on Monday we hopped into a taxi and headed into town to explore.  
Our first stop was the Mayor’s Parlour at the GuildHall in the city of Bath.  I have been to the Guildhall Market before (an indoor shopping area) but have never step foot within the building that often will have a blushing bride and groom outside its doors.  When we finally found the Maylor’s Parlour we were greeted by two different individuals who gave as a great tour of the room.  They were both amazing at giving out information about the Mayor and history of the Mayor’s Parlour to a children’s level.  We got to see the book where all the royal families sign when they visit the city, Peppercorns that were once used by the city as payment, and the robes that the Mayor wears. They even had a neat smaller size one that the kids could dress up and wear.
The only thing we did not get to see was Mayor’s chains as he was wearing them that moment for a meeting in the Guildhall.  Perhaps we will pop in later this week and see if we can meet the Mayor! 

Q: Does the Mayor of your city get to wear historical dress like ours in England?

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