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Gainsborough Old Hall

Parnell Street | Lincolnshire, Gainsborough DN21 2NB, England
+44 1522 782040
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English Heratage visit

Visited here last week and it was a great surprise , excellent staff and a very interesting place... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Wow! what a place to come across

We were amazed at the size of this Tudor building in the middle of Gainsborough. It is well run... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
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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 DN21 2NB, England
+44 1522 782040
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Visited here last week and it was a great surprise , excellent staff and a very interesting place to visit we only had a couple of hours for the visit so plan to go back to take more time in this gem of our history.

Thank derbyshirecouple513
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We were amazed at the size of this Tudor building in the middle of Gainsborough. It is well run, fascinating and seemingly much loved. There is a very nice cafe inside, interpretation boards, displays and exhibitions as well as amazing rooms to explore.

Thank LindylooCleveland
Reviewed July 22, 2017

When you first walk into the first few rooms of Gainsborough Old Hall you think. Is this all I get for my money. However, you have to explore the oak wooden beamed passages to get a full feeling of the place. As you wander around,...More

Thank edwardbear80
Reviewed July 20, 2017 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 July 20, 2017 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 July 14, 2017

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

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GOH1460, Manager at Gainsborough Old Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

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 July 11, 2017

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 July 6, 2017 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 July 2, 2017

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 June 28, 2017

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
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February 27, 2017|
Response from GOH1460 | Property representative |
We are open 10am-4pm tomorrow.