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Leicester Guildhall

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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We were able to wander around and explore this old building close to the cathedral. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paula5957
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london
Worth a visit

Not many places these days that are free to visit. See the dungeons and the courtyard with lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gordon D
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester is privileged to have one of the best-preserved timber framed halls in the country dating back 600 years. The Guildhall is a historic building and the oldest building still in use in the city. It was Leicester’s first police station and...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to wander around and explore this old building close to the cathedral. Unfortunately the adjoining cafe was closing but that looked worth a visit too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paula5957
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Paula for coming to see The Guildhall too. Great to hear you enjoyed it and hope we can welcome you back to the museum (and café) next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many places these days that are free to visit. See the dungeons and the courtyard with lots of period features. Coffee and cake in the cafe to finish off.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gordon D
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Gordon for coming to see us, great to hear you enjoyed the Guildhall and café too!

Reviewed February 18, 2019

We decided to have a little look around the town whilst staying at a hotel closeby, this building is beautiful and has an amazing history to it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for coming to see us and your kind review, great to hear you enjoyed it and hope you had a good visit to Leicester too.

Reviewed February 10, 2019

The Guildhall has some very nice architecture and artifacts and well worth a visit and it is free to go in. It gives you a great impression of the period and the staff were lovely and helpful and we fell upon it when we had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2019

Many thanks for your visit and kind review to the Guildhall, great to hear you enjoyed the museum and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

This was another museum we did today. Provided a really cool insight into the history of the area and some of the political history. Once again, fairly small. Some very cool architecture though. Buildings older than New Zealand’s history!

Date of experience: January 2019
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James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Many thanks for your visit and review! Great to hear you enjoyed the Guildhall and look forward to welcoming you back again when next in Leicester!

Reviewed December 24, 2018

Since a King was found this area of Leicester has come into its own, the council has improved walkways and tidyied the buildings up. its part the bonus from the Cathedral updating going on in the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mlj2714
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review and visit to The Guildhall, great to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back again when next in Leicester.

Reviewed December 23, 2018

There was a wedding at the time but we had a great time, our grandchildren enjoyed a slice of history

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brilandhen
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Many thanks for your review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed it. Hope you can come again another time and enjoy one of our event / performance days as well.

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We had never been to Leicester before but our good experiences at the Visitor Centre, Cathedral and Guildhall mean we can’t wait to return! This is an excellent museum which serves as a good introduction to the history of the City and then there is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian S
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Many thanks for your great review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Guildhall and Richard III sites. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the city.

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This GuildHall is of Historical interest. It once housed England's third oldest Public Library Est. 1632 AD. It has very well preserved buildings and a good museum, including Old Gaol Cells of the time. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alanfpolaine
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Alan for your kind review and great to hear you enjoyed the visit. Hope we can welcome you back again to the Guildhall again.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

not a lot to see really, it is a big hall with a lot of history behind it. but if you are in the area and are already visiting Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III visitor centre you may as well complete the set and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Torsmith01
January 9, 2019|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hello, we very much hope you do choose us at The Guildhall! We don't have formal arrangements with other venues to continue your wedding celebrations, but Wgyston's House and St Martins House are both lovely places on our... More
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Seniorcitizen10
January 28, 2017|
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Hi Lee, the Richard III exhibition at The Guildhall was a temporary one, but there's now a Leicester Medieval exhibition (free admission) on display. The Richard III Visitor Centre across the road from the Guildhall and... More
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