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Lincoln Guildhall

Saltergate, Lincoln LN2 1DH, England
+44 1522 873507
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We went with a U3A group to look around with a guide who was very knowledable. We also was given... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
christinestewart2018
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
A really insightful tour

As part of our tour of the Guildhall, we got to see not only where the Councillors still meet for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel W
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The Guildhall is the "official home" of the Mayor and occupies the whole of the second floor of the Stonebow. Access to this historic building is via the large double oak doors on the East Wing of the building on Saltergate and is of 15th and 16th century. On a visit you can walk through the Council Chamber, sit in the Mayor's chair and hear some of the tales of years gone by. The tour includes the old debtors prison which now houses some of the finest regalia in England beneath. Whilst in the Civic Insignia room, view the Royal Sword given to the City by Richard II, and the Mayor's Mace dated 1660, originally a defensive fighting weapon, but now carried before the Mayor on ceremonial occasions. See several chains of office, as well as the unique Mayor's posy ring which is only worn on two occasions: when being married to the City at the Annual Meeting and on the Mayor's "official" birthday a custom dating back to 1852. Read the many Royal Charters, the oldest granted by King Henry II (circa 1157) and the latest given in 1974 by Queen Elizabeth II. Also, the Guildhall's impressive Council Chamber is still used today for Full Council meetings. The Guildhall allows you to step back in time and view it's unique and historic building, as well as many significant items on display.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Saltergate, Lincoln LN2 1DH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with a U3A group to look around with a guide who was very knowledable. We also was given tea and a cake interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our tour of the Guildhall, we got to see not only where the Councillors still meet for full Council sessions but various ancilliary rooms including the Mayor's Parlour. On the crossroads of the major routes across Lincoln city centre, it is well...More

Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour with an excellent guide. We learnt a great deal of information about the history of Lincoln. Well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slap bang in the middle of the highstreet, really calls back to the past whilst being surrounded by everything modern

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this by accident just happened to walk past as a tour was about to begin. Very glad I did, interesting building with some very interesting artefacts to see. Tour guide was knowledgeable and well informed. It was free and well worth the hour...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I visited the Guildhall this morning with my husband. I found it to be very interesting and informative. The guide was superb and gave an in-depth view into the items on display and history of the hall, as well as lincoln. You can feel the...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We were made to feel very welcome. The guide knew his stuff inside out. Would go again. We learned alot about the history of Lincoln,

Thank Jangle2013
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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I have been on the tour of the Guildhall it contains artefacts given to Lincoln City by various monarch through out the years and some of the cities treasures given by dignitaries over many years not a long tour but well worth it if your...More

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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thanks for your review and for visiting us.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

So much history here, Very knowledgeable, informative & very pleasant guide . He knew all about Lincolns history all the sway from Roman times. Well worth the visit.

Thank Neil C
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LincolnGuildhall, Civic Team at Lincoln Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for visiting and for the review.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went as a group. Firstly we were given a talk of the history of Lincoln which was very interesting and informative. I have lived in Lincoln all my life but I learnt a lot from this. We were then given a tour of the...More

Thank Marion C
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Zoe D
February 28, 2017|
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Response from LincolnGuildhall | Property representative |
Hi Zoe, final plans for the Discover Lincolnshire weekend should be on our Facebook page - Lincoln's Historic Guildhall- this week. You can reserve a place for the Saturday by calling the Civic Office on 01522 873507... More
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vanessa c
October 8, 2016|
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Hello, the Guildhall is not open on a Sunday. Our opening times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with tours at 1030 am and 2pm. Civic Team
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