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Gainsborough Old Hall

One of the best preserved, timber-framed manor houses in the UK, dating to the 15th century and found in the centre of Gainsborough, north of Lincoln.

A castle and manor at Gainsborough dates back to King Stephen in the twelfth century but the current building was built in 1455 when Thomas Burgh inherited the manor.

Gainsborough Old Hall has a magnificent Great Hall at its centre, linking the East and West Ranges, and boasts one of the best preserved examples of a late medieval kitchen in England. Famous visitors to the Old Hall inlcude Richard III, Henry VIII, and John Wesley.

Pay a visit to learn about the families that have lived in and managed the old hall through the centuries and to find out how the house has been involved in British history - including the fascinating story of the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Family Friendly Events & Things to Do

Your guide to events, festivals, and things to do with the kids.

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Opening Times & Prices

March to October:

  • Monday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 11am – 5pm

November to February:

  • Monday - Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Please check the Gainsborough Old Hall website before visiting for specific opening times as they can vary.

  • Adults: £9.50
  • Concessions: £8.30
  • Children (ages 5-17): £5.20
  • Family Ticket (two adults and up to three children): £26.30
  • Under 5s: free

Holders of a valid English Heritage Pass will gain free entry


Knights in Battle

June 29; 2019 to June 30; 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
Knights in Battle

Gainsborough Old Hall is brought to life in the War of the Roses period.

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An Audience with Henry VIII

August 17; 2019 to August 18; 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
An Audience with Henry VIII

Meet King Henry VIII, a visitor to Gainsborough Old Hall, and learn about his life.

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Gainsborough Old Hall Beer Festival

October 10; 2019 to October 12; 2019
12:00pm to 10:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall Beer Festival 2019


The annual three-day CAMRA beer festival in the Great Hall of a the unique 15th century manor house, north of Lincoln.

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01522 782040
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Parnell Street
DN21 2NB
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