Boston Guildhall looks forward to re-opening later next month

Boston Guildhall Museum is delighted to share that from Wednesday 30th June 2021 we plan to reopen our doors to visitors in line with our normal opening hours without a pre-booking system but incorporating Covid safety guidance.

As indoors attractions look to reopen from this week in line with the Government’s Guidance we wanted to ensure that we do so in with a measured but welcoming approach allowing us to meet the expectations of our visitors within a Covid secure environment.

We will share more information regarding what to expect when you arrive over the coming weeks and updates on what we are doing behind the scenes on our Boston Guildhall Museum Facebook page and on our website.

Our 2020 exhibition “Boston: The Threads to America” will be running until the end of August 2021 and we hope that by having our doors open, rather than having limited access through a booking system, more people will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and the museum collections.

Free access to the museum will be available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10:30am and 3:30pm, with last admission to the museum 3pm. Please be aware that on occasions there may be changes to our normal opening hours due to private hire of the venue and we ask if you are planning a special trip that you contact us before your visit.

Enquiries regarding private museum access, tours, wedding venue hire, meetings and conferences and also regarding our collections should be directed to guildhall@boston.gov.uk

Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Cllr Richard Austin said, “Our priority is the care and wellbeing of our visitors and our staff, to ensure that Boston Guildhall can be accessed by all in line with the government’s Covid guidance.  We are mindful that many museums across the UK are looking to reopen over the forthcoming weeks, and like many other visitor attractions we look forward to welcoming visitors back on to site again with a Covid secure approach reflecting our “We’re Good to Go” Kite Mark Accreditation awarded by Visit England .  We will monitor the situation going forward and respond accordingly to ensure the safety of all.  Like many other cultural venues we look forward to reopening this wonderful historic building and sharing the services that we offer to our town and appreciate the support of everyone as we move forward.”

For any enquiries in relation to weddings, private hire or events please contact guildhall@boston.gov.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 Pilgrims.

 

Email Guildhall@boston.gov.uk