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Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough UK DN21 2NB, England
+44 1522 782040
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HISTORICAL GEM

Just arrived back from a visit to Gainsborough Old Hall with my elderly parents. Really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kaboozie
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Inspiring

The old hall has a lot of history to learn and is a beautiful building too. Very interesting place... read more

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Beckie P
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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Regularly described as a “hidden gem in Lincolnshire” this exciting visitor attraction offers a variety of events and exhibitions and an award – winning schools’ education programme. Owned by English Heritage the Hall is operated by Lincolnshire County Council. Gainsborough Old Hall is a large, late- medieval manor house built by the noble Burgh family around 1460. The house boasts an impressive Great Hall; original medieval kitchen; East and West ranges containing a myriad of rooms and a haunted ghost corridor.
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Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough UK DN21 2NB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just arrived back from a visit to Gainsborough Old Hall with my elderly parents. Really interesting afternoon, enjoyed the talk by the volunteer Joan (I think this was her name). Additional bonus of an exhibition of costumes from the historical drama Wolf Hall. This place...More

Thank Kaboozie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old hall has a lot of history to learn and is a beautiful building too. Very interesting place to visit. Also there is a lovely reasonably priced cafe where you can sit indoors or out. Fantastic service. Worth another visit.

Thank Beckie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a day out, what a little treasure this is. Discovered that myself and my partner share a love of historical buildings, I'd never been here before, but apparently it has a lovely Christmas festival. There's a roomy cafe as you enter the...More

Thank mindilou
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you at the Christmas Craft Fair at the end of November. Over the Summer holidays we have our Friday Fun Club, the club room is free...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a good 2 hours looking round this place .... wonderful !!! It is a magnificently preserved Medieval Manor House dating from c1460 with a long history. I got the feeling that it is not well known ... we almost had...More

1  Thank Mike191247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was making a return visit to Gainsborough where I lived as a child in the road opposite the Old Hall. I can only remember going in the kitchen back then so it was interesting to pay a visit there all these years later. Preparations...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely thrilling to completely get the flavour of a Medieval Manor. The exhibition of Wolf Hall costumes added to the atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed the audio tour which added information, sounds and atmosphere. Lovely staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank teacherAnn1704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for anyone interested in history and one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England. I was told that at one point it was threatened with demolition for a car park. Richard 111 and Henry V111 stayed there, and currently...More

1  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely house to visit almost in the centre of Gainsborough. It is easy to walk round and if you don't want the audio tour you can have a written guide to take with you. It really is a lovely building and gives...More

2  Thank 2014Jandy
GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting hall. A real surprise. Beautiful building and a lovely cafe for a quick snack. If you enjoy historical buildings you will love it

Thank debbieroberts63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly marvellous surprise. A medieval Manor House, still preserved in many aspects. Well worth a visit, well worth the admission charge

Thank PeterinUK
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jokaromeo
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We are open 10am-4pm tomorrow.
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