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Boston Guildhall

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The prison cells of the original Pilgrim fathers

A very old building which contains among other things the prison cells for the original Pilgrim... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Geoff B
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Boston, United Kingdom
The tardis

Well what a find . It looks tiny from the outside but once in it’s like the Tardis. Two floors of... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Vonnybag
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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...more
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All reviews court room pilgrim fathers the tourist information centre banqueting hall free entry well worth a visit lovely old building council chamber medieval times high street on display local area borough council upper floor market place fantastic place dolls
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

A very old building which contains among other things the prison cells for the original Pilgrim Fathers. Many exhibitions show the history of Boston, Lincolnshire over the ages since medieval timesMore

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave a review. As you mention we do have the original Pilgrim Fathers cells and try to share some of the stories of the town and the history of the building. We hope you...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Well what a find . It looks tiny from the outside but once in it’s like the Tardis. Two floors of history. At the bottom end of the high street. All the areas of interest are in walking distance of each other. Maps available from...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for calling in to see us and for taking the time to leave a review following on from your visit. We are as you say, a little like a Tardis... The Guildhall was built in the 1390's, before our neighbour Fydell House had...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Boston Guildhall is in the town centre of Boston in Lincolnshire. It was built in the 1390’s and demonstrated the wealth of Boston in trade. The building is famous for the trial and imprisonment in 1607, of the eventual pilgrim fathers who left Plymouth...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for leaving a lovely review of your visit. As you say Boston does have a link to the Pilgrim Father's Story and the cells are a wonderful tangible part of that history. Built in the 1390's we have stories and displays from the...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

We stopped off here for a visit as we were in Boston for the day. Friendly staff members pointed us in the right direction to start our tour. What a great old Medieval building. Lots of exhibits and information as you walk round and a...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback and kind comments regarding your visit to Boston Guildhall during your time in Boston. It is always lovely to hear that people have enjoyed the experience and we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

If you are looking for a building that's amazing, impressive and located in an historical town, look no further than the Boston Guildhall. Founded in the medieval period and one of a few Guildhall buildings still around, this place is as interesting as any person...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you so much for the review of your visit to Boston Guildhall and taking the time to give your feedback. As you say we were built in the medieval period - 1390's, and we believe we were one of the first Guildhall's built once...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is an interesting enough little local history museum, fun for younger visitors, but adults may find it lacking any real sparkle. Built in the 1390s by the trade Guild of St Mary to demonstrate the affluence and standing of Boston at that time, the...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. It is really helpful to have comments on how we can improve our offer and also which parts of the museum are working well for our visitors. As you say Boston Guildhall...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you like history etc you really need to visit the guildhall a few minutes walk from the market place, free entry but donations are gratefully received when you get down to the cells it suddenly gives you a chill (well it did me) spooky...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. We hope that you enjoyed your visit; even if the cells did give you a chill!! We hope to welcome you in the future, perhaps to one of our events?

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Been several times tooth's by gone place. Unfortunately Boston Borough Council have devastated this experience,Most exhibits about 90% have been removed and supposedly put in store, what a waste.Limited times when open, check with west street before as Tourist Board closed down. Yet another bad...More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to provide feedback, we are sorry to hear that you found your visit disappointing. As is the case for the majority of museums including Nationals, only a proportion of the objects and paintings are exhibited...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited when the Farming Festival was on as stalls had been moved there due to weather. Spent all our time exploring the Guildhall instead. Amazing information and what a super historical place. A real unexpected and interesting gem that Boston has to offer.More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Boston and attending the Celebration of Farming event - and spending time with us here at Boston Guildhall. What kind and positive comments, lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

We visit Boston regularly and despite that, we always stop off at the Guildhall. A great way to spend an hour or so in a fantastic building.More

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BostonGuildhall, Museum Officer at Boston Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for making time to visit us here at the Guildhall during your visits to Boston. It is lovely to hear that you enjoy regular visits to both ourselves and the town. Look our for our new temporary exhibition which is being installed this...More

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