Visitors to Otley will get a chance to look around its former Victorian police station, magistrates' court and cells.

Otley Courthouse, which dates back to the mid-1850s and has featured in the TV series Heartbeat, is inviting people behind the scenes on Saturday, September 14, as part of the national Heritage Open Day scheme.

Details about life at the station and some of the old court cases will be revealed at the event, which runs from 10am, and a variety of Victorian children's games will be held.