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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 are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission to the museum 3pm.

Free admission!


Please be aware that we are available for private hire and on occasion there may be amendments to our usual opening hours, including the following days;

Saturday 5th August 2017 - we will be open 10:30am - 1:30pm, last admission to the museum 1pm

Saturday 12th August 2017 - CLOSED for the day

Saturday 26th August 2017 - we will be open 10:30am - 2:30pm, last admission to the museum 2pm


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

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Boston Guildhall Survey