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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.

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

Due to private functions our opening hours have been amended on the following dates;

Friday 12th August the Guildhall and the TIC will CLOSE at 12:30pm, last admission to the museum 12 noon.

Saturday 20th August the Guildhall and the TIC will OPEN at 1pm.

Saturday 27th August the Guildhall and the TIC will CLOSE at 1:30pm, last admission to the museum 1pm.

Saturday 17th September the Guildhall and the TIC will CLOSE at 1pm, last admission to the museum 12:30pm.

 

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, WWII.

 

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