Boston Guildhall Museum – Reopening through booked in advance tickets!

Boston Guildhall Museum is delighted to announce that from Wednesday 19th August we will be offering booked in advance access only to the visitor attraction.  Access to the museum is through booked tickets only which are available through Eventbrite.  You have the option of a free self-led tour or a paid guided tour. 

Only one ticket will be available per booking which will admit up to two households to visit the venue at any one time. With 45 minutes exclusive access, you are welcome to explore our American Connections exhibitions, visit our cells that held the Pilgrims and experience the beauty of the medieval and Georgian architecture.

Face coverings must be worn, hand sanitiser is to be used on admittance and social distancing will be followed during your visit.  Tickets will be available during our usual opening times of 10:30am – 3:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday with four tour opportunities a day.

We are pleased to share that we have received the Visit England “Good to Go” kite Mark and which demonstrates that we are able to meet the government’s guidelines on managing the reopening of the venue in response to Covid19.

Please be aware that although we are able to offer pre-booked visits to the museum the Tourist Information Centre is yet to reopen and is not accessible in person.  Please contact us via email for any Tourist Information Centre services

Boston Guildhall Museum is also licensed for wedding ceremonies – if you would like more information, or to view the venue as you consider possible locations for your day, please contact us direct to make an appointment.

To book your visit please visit

Cllr David Brown, portfolio holder for tourism, arts and culture, said: “We needed this time to support a safe return for our staff and visitors. Our priority is care and wellbeing, and we know that many museums across the UK are also planning to open this month. We’re also mindful of the possibility of a second wave, especially seeing the situation in other not so far away areas, one only being just over an hour away and we will continue to monitor the situation as we look to manage the reopening of the museum in line with the governments guidance for visitor attractions.

We, like other cultural venues, have lost money as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Our ability to generate our own revenue has been impacted and will continue to be affected by the long-term effects of coronavirus.  We appreciate the public’s support as we move forward to re-establish the reopening of this historic venue and deliver the many services which this building offers to our town.”

For any enquiries in relation to weddings, private hire or events please contact

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.