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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.

March 2019

Mother’s Day – A Saturday Afternoon Tea

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£6.95 – £9.95

Come and join us for the first of our 2019 afternoon teas as we celebrate Mother's Day. For a copy of the menu or for more information please contact us. If you’d like to book your tickets please contact us here at Boston Guildhall Wednesday – Saturday 10:30am – 3:30pm to make a cash payment or call 01205 314200 to make a card payment at the main council reception on West Street. Our afternoon teas are gaining in popularity and…

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April 2019

Neil Wright Talk – The New Poor Law in Lincolnshire

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£5

In the 17th and 18th centuries each parish was responsible for looking after its poor, who included the elderly, unmarried mothers, and the unemployed. By the early 19th century, the system had become inefficient and expensive. In 1834 an Act was passed to amend the Poor Law, and for the first time this introduced a national system of specially created local bodies (Poor Law Unions) overseen by a central Board in London - in effect this was the start of…

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May 2019

Boston Model Fairground Show

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join us as the Model Fairground Show joins us for a third year here at Boston Guildhall. With miniature delights and all the fun of the fair these creations give you an insight into some of the larger rides that you’ll see at the Boston Mayfair this year plus some that have been in years gone by.  Why not stop and relax with a cup of tea and a slice of cake while Chocolate Fairy Catering will be…

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June 2019

Nostalgic Boston Talk – Roy Hackford

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£5

Roy Hackford joins us to share through images and words some of the history of the town of Boston. With art work from George Hackford, a relation to Roy, who during his life painted scenes of Boston, ran a curio shop from Church Keys and took photographs of Boston there’s lots to talk about and view both before and after the talk.

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1940’s American Themed Afternoon Tea

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HT United Kingdom
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£12.95 – £17.95

With the 1940’s vibe throughout Boston for this weekend, we wanted to join in with the theme and all things 1940’s. To highlight our historic links with America we have added an American twist – we have opted to share an American Tea Party theme for this special event! For a copy of the menu or for more information please contact us. If you’d like to book your tickets please contact us here at Boston Guildhall Wednesday – Saturday 10:30am…

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