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Festival of Archaeology (Official dates for this national event are the 15th - 30 July 2017)

Boston Guildhall

Exhibition opens 17th June 2017

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

10:30am - 3:30pm

The Festival of Archaeology is celebrated nationally over two weeks from the 15th to the 30th July, but we wanted to give you the opportunity to view our archeology collections a month early....

Discover early Medieval finds from Boston and the surrounding areas as you view our exhibitions whilst walking through this beautiful Medieval building built in the 1390's. Have a go at discovering finds in our archaeology sandpit boxes, dress up as a beadsman or a merchant and explore the medieval history of Boston. Also, why not take a walk through the town and discover more of Boston's Medieval past. Information available on site from the TIC.

As part of the Festival of Archeology dates, we will also have the Knights of Skirbeck with us on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July.

 


The Knights of Skirbeck

Boston Guildhall

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July

10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission 3pm

Donations welcome to support the Knights Events

Free entry

Come and join us as the Knights of Skirbeck share their stories from Medieval times; with displays, re-enactments, tours, including amour, medicine, food, costume, music, and even a little fighting - there's lots to see and do.  The tours are limited in numbers and tickets are available before the event as well as on the day from Boston Guildhall reception.  £2 per ticket, the tours take approximately 45 minutes and share information about the role of the Guildhall to the town from it's beginnings in the 1390's right through to today.  Tours are scheduled for 11am and 1:30pm on both days.

While you're here why not join us for a cup of tea? Or maybe a slice of cake??  Refreshments will be available to purchase during this event delivered by The Chocolate Fairy Catering Company.  If you follow us on Facebook, Boston Guildhall Museum, look out for our competition to win "Tea for Two and a piece of cake!

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - and it's all FREE. Official dates are the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th September

Boston Guildhall celebrates the event

Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September

10:30am - 3:30pm

Free entry

The theme this year for Lincolnshire is Freedom, Justice and Equality;

Cells, Courtroom, Crime and Punishment - the Pilgrims story is just one tale we will be sharing over the Heritage Open Days event. Watch the film of real cases tried in the Courtroom here at Boston Guildhall, and consider whether you think the verdicts and punishments were fair, or maybe you would like to sit in the cells and see how it must have felt to be a prisoner?

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Afternoon Tea at Boston Guildhall

Boston Guildhall

Saturday 9th September 2017

1pm - 3pm

£9.95 per person.

The Banqueting Hall has been the location of much feasting and celebrations over the last 600 years - so why not come and join us for an Afternoon Tea Experience on Saturday 9th September?

After the busy summer holidays it's a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy some time with your friends and family; take your time over tea with a perfect menu to accompany.

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Roast Beef, English Mustard and Rockets
Prawns with Dill Mayonnaise
Ham served with Wholegrain Mustard
Egg Mayonnaise and Lambs Lettuce (v)
Lemon Chicken with Roasted Peppers...
Goats Cheese with Tomato Chutney and Roasted Vegetables (v)

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Baby Chocolate Eclairs
Pistachio and Raspberry Macaroons
Strawberry Tartlet'

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Buttermilk Scones served with Summer Fruit Jam and clotted Cream

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Antique China Tea Service accompanied generously by Taylors Tea and Coffee and Elderflower Presse

If you'd like to add a glass of Prosecco to the experience it's just £2.50 per glass.


If you would like to join us, seating is from 1pm and the experience concludes at 3pm.

Tickets are available from Boston Guildhall where we are able to accept cash or cheque payments at the front desk during our normal opening hours of 10:30am - 3:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you'd like any further information or to have your tickets forwarded to you or to make a card payment, please contact polly.wilkinson@boston.gov.uk

Catering is provided by Chocolate Fairy Catering
* If you have any special dietry requirements, please let us know when purchasing your ticket.
* We can accomodate group bookings.

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Boston Model Fairground Show 2018

Saturday 12th May 2018

Boston Guildhall

10:30am - 3:30pm

Free event, donations welcome

Come and join us for one day only when the Boston Model Fairground Show comes to Boston Guildhall.  With models from 20 different exhibitors, showing different working rides and transport, these miniature models are fascinating.  Traders will have photographs and DVD's available to purchase and modelling supplies. 

We hope you can make it for this one day event!