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Private Tours

We are able to offer private tours through the Guildhall and take bookings during both our opening hours and outside of these hours with prior agreement.

Boston Guildhall tours discuss the building and the many uses and roles it's played to the town of Boston during it's 600 years of history.  From the medieval times when the Guild of St Mary built this wonderful building through it to its current use as the towns museum.  Stories shared include that of the Guild of St Mary, the Hanseatic League and trade and the waterways, it's time as a British Restaurant during World War II, the end of the Guild and the introduction of the building as the Town Hall, the story of the Pilgrim Father's and their imprisonment here, the court room and the cells.  The current displays and exhibitions and the history of the some of the objects including the portrait of Sir Joseph Banks during his time as Town Recorder for Boston, the local finds discovered during the 2011 Boston Big Dig excavation and the story of the Guildhall's use as a religious building ending with the dissolution of the guilds and the founding of the new Corporation in 1545 with an inventory of the Guilds belongings and the receipts for the Borough of Boston on view.

Tours generally last for approximately 45 minutes and can be tailored to suit all age groups.  We ask that the maximum number of people within each tour is no more than 20 to be sure that everyone within the group can hear and see as we walk through the building. 

We have a lift between the ground floor and the first floor and a fully accessibly unisex toilet on the ground floor.

Parking is available nearby within a couple of minutes walk in pay and display car parks where disabled parking bays can be found.  Coaches are able to drop off and pick up nearby with parking for coaches available in the town.

After your tour you are welcome to walk through the museum again should you wish to and make purchases at our shop.  Our book "The Tales of the Guildhall" is very popular and is priced at £3.50, sharing images and some of the stories covered during your visit.  You are welcome to take photographs as we walk through the building and should you wish to, there is the opportunity to ask further question during and after the tour.

Our normal opening hours are 10:30am - 3:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and tours during these times are at a rate of £40 per tour.  During all other times the fee outside of our normal opening is £80.

Please remember to book your tour in advance. 

We can forward invoices prior to your visit and welcome both private enquiries on behalf of family visits and local organisations or from schools and businesses.

With the build up to 2020 and the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims successfully reaching America, we welcome enquiries from tour operators who are looking to offer a tour within their itinerary.