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Boston Guildhall

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South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
01205 365954 http://www.bostonguildhall.co.uk

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.

Admission to the museum is FREE and is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm with last admissions at 3 pm. As we are available for private hire there may be times when our opening hours are amended, please check our website or contact us for details.

The heritage-laden Banqueting Hall at the Guildhall is licensed for weddings and offers a historic backdrop which cannot be matched! The wedding ceremonies take place before the great west window in the Banqueting Hall where, for hundreds of years, people have celebrated their most important days. Wedding parties who choose the Guildhall for their special day get exclusive use of this medieval building, complete with the cells where the Pilgrim Fathers were held. If you’d like a smaller space for your ceremony we can also offer the Council Chamber. To sign your important document, the registry book, in the back drop of this Georgian styled room where many have signed the papers of the town is a truly emotive experience.

The Guildhall is available for weekday and weekend weddings and can accommodate 100 guests in the Banqueting Hall and 30 in the smaller Council Chamber room. After the ceremony guests can enjoy a drinks reception and perhaps a slice of wedding cake. Your photographs can be posed anywhere in the building, including the cells, to capture the romance of the building.

If you would like to visit us for an informal chat and to view the Guildhall in consideration as a venue for your special day please do contact us.

October 2018

Illuminate Workshop

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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Come and make a stunnign lantern for our fourth annual Illuminate festival in Boston. Open family workshops will be taking place on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of October. You can make lanterns to feature in this year's parade on the 29th of November, which will use new style light technology! Spaces are limited so please book your place by emailing transportedart@gmail.com or by calling 01406 701006.

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November 2018

SLHA Conference – Maritime Boston.

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£25 – £35

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, Industrial Archaeology Team are joining us for a one day conference. The provisional Programme for the day is as follows: 9.00am Registration, tea and coffee. 9.30am Welcome and Introduction – Neil Wright. 9.35am Boston and the Hanseatic League – Pamela Cawthorne 10.20am Trade of the port of Boston 1660-1840 - Philip Riden. 11.05am Refreshment Break. 11.30am Linking the port to its hinterland: changes to the Witham 1700-1850 and their effect - Rob Wheeler.…

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Concert – Performed by Boston Concert Club.

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£12.00

Performance from Roth Duo Instruments - Classical Guitars This is the second of six concerts that have been arranged by Boston Concert Club for the season, with two of the six concerts held here at Boston Guildhall. Admission on the night - £12 per adult, students and children are free. Should you wish to purchase a season ticket offering access to all of the clubs performances for the season, these are available at a cost of £45/£50 per adult.

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Concert – Performed by Boston Sinfonia

November 25 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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We are looking forward to welcoming Boston Sinfonia and their performance with us on Sunday 25th November. Doors open at 2:30pm and the concert will commence at 3pm. We hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful afternoon. Music to include Ballet Music from Idomeneo - Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 - Mozart - Soloist Susan Shorland-Compton Musical Joke (Finale) - Mozart Symphony No 40 - Mozart Tickets are available from St Botolph's Church Gift Shop or online at…

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December 2018

Fairy Door Hunt and Afternoon Tea

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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The Fairies will make their first appearance at Boston Guildhall on Saturday 8th December, please pick your preferred time for this event when booking, if after booking you need to change the time please contact events@boston.gov.uk Come along and find the doors to the magical world, tickets are £2.50 each for the hunt or £4.00 to include Face Painting, book your tickets here. All children who complete the hunt will receive magical fairy dust and a sweet treat. Follow the…

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Treading the Boards – Lecture

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£5.00

Seats to be taken for 1pm. Neil Wright will join us and lead this lecture as we discover more about the theatrical past of Boston - look out for further details....as there's more to come!

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