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Welcome to Boston Guildhall

Boston's Magnificent 14th Century Medieval Guildhall built by the Guild of St Mary is today the Town Museum and the TIC and also available for private hire.

We are available for meetings, tours, seated concerts, exhibitions, wedding fayres, paranormal evenings, naming ceremonies, events, location hire to name a few...  and we are a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies!  If you'd like to know more about what we can offer, and our fees and charges please contact us for more information at

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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 wedding ceremonies and private functions.

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

Please be aware that for private hire we are available outside of these hours.

As we are available for private hire there may be occasions when there may be amendments to our usual opening hours

Please be aware of the following amendments to our normal opening hours at Boston Guildhall.

Saturday 23rd March we will close at 2:30pm, last admission to the museum 2pm.

Wednesday 10th April the museum will be closed and the TIC only will be open until 12:30pm.

Saturday 13th April we will close at 12:30pm, last admission to the museum 12 noon.


Boston's Tourist Information Centre is located in the chapel entrance and information about Boston and the local area is available here.