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Welcome to Boston Guildhall

Boston's Magnificent Medieval building built by the Guild of St Mary

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Built in the 1390's this building is a testament to the wealth and influence of the Guild of St Mary at a time when Boston's power as a centre of trade was second only to London. This wonderfully preserved building, with a wealth of original features, has survived the centuries and is to be enjoyed as one of Boston's finest visitor attractions.

A wealth of stories, secrets and experiences are told and shared throughout the building including the history of the Guild of St Mary, international trade with the Hanseatic League, Henry VIII dissolve of the Guild, the foundation of the Corporation of Boston and the very famous trial and imprisonment of the Pilgrim Fathers.

The Guildhall is also home to the towns museum collection where displays and exhibitions bring life to the stories told, and a stunning venue for civil ceremonies and private functions.

We will be closed from 3:30pm Saturday 24th December 2016 and will be open again from 10:30am Wednesday 11th January 2017!

When our normal opening hours will resume - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission to the museum 3pm.

Please be aware that we are available for private hire and on occasion there may be amendments to our usual opening hours. 

Boston's Tourist Information Centre can be found in the Guildhall.

We are interested in your thoughts and feedback and would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our survey

Boston Guildhall Survey