Historic Lytham Hall will be open to the public an extra two days each week from next month.
As well as offering guided tours on Sundays, the Hall is opening its doors on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
During the new sessions, visitors can make their own way around the rooms on the ground and first floor, guided by a short leaflet explaining the history.
There will also be information available in each room to highlight collection items and Marianne Blaauboer, activity plan officer at the Hall, said: “The fact that more volunteers are needed to open the house in this way has meant a full-blown induction session for house stewards. New volunteers have been trained in the practicalities of volunteering at the Hall and given essential information about the Heritage Lottery Fund project and they will be on hand to answer any questions.”
The new opening hours come into effect on Thursday, April 3, with the Hall open every Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 4pm. Sunday guided tours remain at noon and 2pm.
Meanwhile, the Hall will host special Mother’s Day tours at 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm focusing on the Ladies of Lytham Hall, followed by afternoon tea on March 30. Booking for Mother’s Day is essential and details, along with information about the new openings, are available from (01253) 736652.