Welcome to Boston Guildhall
Boston's Magnificent Medieval building built by the Guild of St Mary's
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.
Please be aware that we are available for private hire and on occasions there may be amendments to our usual opening hours. Any amendments can be found on our Opening Times page of the website.
Amendments to our usual opening hours include;
Saturday 2nd August - Guildhall Museum will be open 10:30 - 11:30 ONLY and TIC will be open 10:30 - 11:30 & 2:30 - 3:30
Saturday 23rd August - Guildhall Museum and TIC will be open 10:30 - 12:30 ONLY
Our Exhibitions page shares all our calendar dates for the year, including the dates for when the Knights of Skirbeck are with us and details of our current temporary exhibition, WWI.
Boston's Tourist Information Centre can be found in the Guildhall.